Motherhood on Wall Street - Pension funds invest in offices - Bloomberg courts quants

Motherhood on Wall Street - Pension funds invest in offices - Bloomberg courts quants
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Moms in finance open up about the pandemic and parenthood


We asked five moms working on Wall Street to share their experiences juggling work and parenthood throughout the pandemic. From being there for a child's first steps to doing laundry in the middle of the night, women on Wall Street detail how they've balanced work and motherhood for the past year and a half.

Pension funds are betting that the office isn't dead

The market for office space in metro areas like New York City and San Francisco has floundered since the start of the pandemic, but that's not keeping pension investors from scooping up deals. Why investors are ignoring the narrative - and going bargain hunting instead.

Big investors are divided over China


The world's biggest investors are split over whether to invest in China, with the Evergrande crisis fueling debate. Ray Dalio and Elon Musk see the country as a big opportunity for investors, while others are questioning the idea that China is an "investable" market. Here's what they're saying as the Evergrande crisis unfolds.

Citizens on the hunt for more deals

Shortly after snapping up San Francisco-based advisory firm JMP, Citizens is looking to build out its investment bank. Among other hot sectors, the bank is eyeing acquisitions in healthcare and infrastructure. More on its push for deals.


Merrill Lynch is rolling out a new app

As it looks for new ways to keep financial advisors from jumping ship, Merrill Lynch is launching a new app and adding trust- and estate-focused employees to help advisors. More on the updates intended to help retain advisors.

Scotiabank is moving workloads to Google Cloud


After tapping Google Cloud to be its preferred cloud provider for its customer data, Scotiabank is "aggressively" transferring workloads to the cloud. We spoke with Scotiabank's chief analytics officer, who described how the partnership will help the bank better anticipate customers' needs.

Bloomberg is launching a new tool to keep quant clients happy

For years, Bloomberg has been working on reshaping its ubiquitous terminal for a new type of user: quants. Now, with the launch of its new tool, BQuant Enterprise, Bloomberg is hoping to woo quant analysts and coders. A Bloomberg exec walked us through the tool and explained why leveraging the cloud was key.

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