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  • Breakingviews TV: Old-school fees

    D.E. Shaw is raising fees on its flagship fund to 3 percent of assets and 30 percent of gains. It bucks the downward trend even in hedge fund land, and – as Tom Buerkle explains – it shows how the few firms that have the most are getting more. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: IPO games

    Zoom and Pinterest both priced their initial public offerings above their indicated range. It’s a sign of confidence, of frothy markets, and of insiders not having to care too much about what new investors think. Robert Cyran explains. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Wealth hedge

    Morgan Stanley capped a weak earnings season for investment banks. James Gorman’s shop suffered a bigger slump in core advising and underwriting than peers, but John Foley says a humming wealth-management arm helped it deliver a better return on equity than Goldman. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Going long

    The “risk factors” sections in IPO filings are getting positively voluminous. Uber’s tops 35,000 words, and continues a trend that has been going for years. That mostly makes for better-prepared investors, but it also means more homework, explains Rob Cyran. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Goldman 2.0

    The investment bank’s revenue and profit dropped in the first quarter, but John Foley spots some good news too: Stable activities like lending make up more of Goldman’s business, and customer deposits are reducing funding costs. Both should eventually boost returns. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Sony stalkman

    Pushy investor Dan Loeb is back for a second time to put pressure on the $60 bln Japanese entertainment-to-electronics conglomerate. Robyn Mak and Jeffrey Goldfarb discuss how it’s an opportunity for the PlayStation maker to split the company and create additional value. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Uber arrives

    Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies is finally set to reveal its public stock offering documentation. That could include a valuation of up to $100 billion. As Robert Cyran explains, investors in Uber and already-listed Lyft need to take leaps of faith to justify that. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Banker wanted

    Wells Fargo avoided Congress’s grilling of bank CEOs Wednesday because it’s still looking to replace Tim Sloan, who resigned last month. A competent leader from an outfit like PNC Financial would be better than pricey talent from the likes of JPMorgan, says John Foley. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Boeing’s hit

    The plane maker has lost almost $30 billion in market value since one of its passenger aircraft crashed in March. That’s more than the company is likely to lose through production cuts announced last week. Tom Buerkle explains why Boeing might yet shrink to fit its new valuation. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Med money

    A flurry of lawsuits against opioid makers looks to be heading towards the kind of settlement cigarette makers reached over 20 years ago. There are big differences, though, like the complex supply chain through which pills reach patients. Rob Cyran picks through the quagmire. […]