Inside Visa Equity Partners — Election whale trade — Asset managers' M&A playbook

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Inside Visa Equity Partners — Election whale trade — Asset managers' M&A playbook
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The curious case of the market whale

Speaking of the election, Alex Morrell has a great story on a single investor making some big waves.

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The mystery investor has spent more than $300 million in a week on tens of thousands of S&P 500 call spreads.

Alex has a breakdown on what it all means from experts in the space.

Click here to read the entire story.

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Inside Vista Equity Partners, where a top exec is negotiating a messy exit

Inside Visa Equity Partners — Election whale trade — Asset managers' M&A playbook
Vista Equity Partner founder Robert Smith and president Brian ShethMichael Loccisano/Getty Images; Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Dakin Campbell and Casey Sullivan with a great look into Vista Equity Partners. Get the rundown on what's going on as Vista president Brian Sheth negotiates his exit from the private-equity firm. Read the whole story here.

ByteDance quietly leased 'massive' US data centers in 2020

Inside Visa Equity Partners — Election whale trade — Asset managers' M&A playbook
If a TikToker wanted to make a TikTok but didn't have a spare friend, many used tripods.Kat Tenbarge/Insider

Nice scoop from Paige Leskin and Daniel Geiger about TikTok parent company ByteDance leasing data-center space in northern Virginia. Get the full rundown here.

Fab Gallo, Wall Street's longest-tenured equities chief, is leaving Bank of America

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Another nice people move from Alex Morrell. Read up on Fabrizio Gallo's departure as global equities chief from Bank of America. Read more here.

Franklin, Invesco, Janus, and other money managers are prepping for the next wave of deals

Bradley Saacks and Rebecca Ungarino have a nice breakdown of the deal-making convos taking place at asset managers. Read up on what executives are saying about M&A. Click here for the full story.

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Odd lots:

Exclusive: Rashida Tlaib and AOC have a proposal for a fairer, greener financial system — public banking (Vox)

Google is making a change to its earnings report next quarter that shows just how important cloud computing has become to its business (BI)

Amazon expects $4 billion in COVID-related expenses this quarter — but its CFO says it's mostly coming from indirect costs like 'productivity drags' (BI)

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FTI Consulting saw a dip in its restructuring business that led it to cut the firm's revenue outlook. Here's why it still hired hundreds of new staff. (BI)

JPMorgan, Goldman Order Software 'Code Freezes' Around Election (The Information)

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