-RavenPack White Paper News sentiment data can still enhance alpha strategies and provide downside protection during periods of intense volatility. As the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the world, we have gone far beyond just a health crisis, with people self-isolating at home or complying with state-forced lockdowns. Businesses have suffered, and have had to either…

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-By Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton The U.S. economy is at a proverbial fork in the road. Either we tame the COVID-19 virus and provide more support for households and firms ravaged by the humanitarian and economic effects, or we will suffer a deeper and longer recession. The push to reopen states before the pace of…

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-By Baker Tilly COVID-19 has made an impact on all of our lives, and has changed what we have viewed as “the normal.” This includes our daily routines, where we spend our workdays and how businesses operate daily. The impact of working from home has been significantly assessed over the past few weeks. Some studies…

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-By Grant Thornton Playing a critical strategic advisor role in the pandemic and beyond The COVID-19 pandemic has created obvious short-term implications and many anticipated long-term implications. Asset management organizations are at the center of this disruption and are uniquely positioned to help working individuals, retirees, pension funds, governments and other institutions navigate global market…

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–An Investment Management Advisory from Alston & Bird   Under a rule proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, a registered fund’s board would be able to assign an investment adviser to determine the fair value of fund assets. Our Investment Management Team breaks down the proposed rule and the board’s responsibilities, including oversight of…

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–An Investment Management Advisory from Alston & Bird What Are ESG Factors? Incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision-making is becoming increasingly prevalent when investing in the debt capital markets. With global green and sustainable debt volumes hitting close to $500 billion in 2019, more than double that of two…

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–An Investment Management Advisory from Alston & Bird On April 24, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Interim Final Rule on Requirements for Promissory Notes, Authorizations, Affiliation, and Eligibility, which provides additional guidance on the rules governing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Under the CARES Act, the SBA was granted authority to administer PPP loans…

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By Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton COVID-19 is first and foremost a health crisis. It is a pandemic that is spreading rapidly. The only way to stem the loss in life and avert a larger loss to the economy is to literally shut down economies around the world, including the U.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the…

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