Hedge fund blacklist – BNPL deal wave – Crypto startups ‘nightmare scenario’

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A group of five alt data firms have a blacklist of hedge funds they won’t work with.Square’s Afterpay deal could kick off a wave of buy now, pay later deals.Experts outlined a "nightmare scenario" for crypto startups.Let’s get started.
Alt data vendors have blacklisted a dozen hedge funds

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Hedge funds can end up on the list – which outlines the firms alt data vendors won’t work with – by ripping off methodologies and swiping sample data. Get the full rundown here.
Here’s how top funds are performing in 2021

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Lee Ainslee’s Maverick Capital is up big, while technology-focused managers like Tiger Global and Whale Rock slipped in July. See how different hedge funds are performing so far this year.
Vice Media’s public listing plans have stalled

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Vice Media’s plan to go public via a SPAC is being held up in part by negotiations with its private equity backer, TPG. Here’s what the disagreement is over.
Square’s Afterpay deal could kick off a wave of deals in buy now, pay later

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Buy now, pay later is the fastest growing area in payments, and experts say dealmaking is set to ramp up in the space – spurred on by Square’s $29 billion Afterpay deal. Here are eight players in the BNPL space that could be targeted next.
These private banks and wealth managers are staffing up

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Private wealth managers and banks are competing for talent to service the super rich. These are four of the top players on the hiring hunt.
Experts outline one "nightmare scenario" for crypto startups

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We asked four crypto experts about the worst-case scenario for startups, and they listed everything from a huge attack on the blockchain to a hacker draining users’ wallets. Here’s one concern they all agreed on.
Financial firms have nearly tripled digital ad spending in the past five years

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As fintechs increasingly prioritize branding and marketing as a way to differentiate themselves, the industry’s ad spending has skyrocketed – and is expected to reach $24 billion in 2021.
Nominate someone for Insider’s 2021 class of Wall Street rising stars

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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/hedge-fund-blacklist-bnpl-deal-wave-crypto-startups-nightmare-scenario-2021-8

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