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Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Blackstone (ticker: BX) and AIG (ticker: AIG) announced a deal where Blackstone would pay $2.2 billion to acquire a 9.9% stake in AIG's life insurance and retirement services group ("AIG L&R"). The deal will take Blackstone's insurance business to approximately $150 billion AUM. We will have a TEK2day "Spotlight" report on this subject in the … Continue reading Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Two Different Approaches To Growth: Fintech vs. Legacy Asset Managers

Two Different Approaches To Growth: Fintech vs. Legacy Asset Managers

Robinhood and other Fintech firms are using Social Media-based principles and tools such as "gamification" software to drive customer growth and usage. Legacy Asset Managers are taking the M&A route. Order Flow Revenue or "Pay-to-Play Revenue" is the revenue that Asset Managers generate from directing equity and options order flow to various trade execution firms … Continue reading Two Different Approaches To Growth: Fintech vs. Legacy Asset Managers

Square Makes More Sense for Morgan Stanley

Square Makes More Sense for Morgan Stanley

It is difficult to get excited about Morgan Stanley's recently announced acquisition of ETrade. The latter is essentially a no growth business (P&L below), competing in a cut-throat market. On the other hand, Square - albeit a larger company that would command a larger price - is a FinTech leader in growing consumer markets. If … Continue reading Square Makes More Sense for Morgan Stanley

The Road Less Traveled: Opportunity Cost and Shareholder Activism<span class="badge-status" style="background:red">Premium</span> 

The Road Less Traveled: Opportunity Cost and Shareholder ActivismPremium 

Opportunity Cost for Active Managers Is High Institutional investors typically contemplate opportunity cost within the context of portfolio returns, individual stock returns and┬áROIC. What however is the opportunity cost associated with pursuing a broken business model versus correcting course?┬áThe capital markets are filled with smart people and smart machines. It is more difficult than ever … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled: Opportunity Cost and Shareholder ActivismPremium