Robinhood targets influencers - Bankers turn to YouTube - Top fintech lawyers

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Robinhood targets influencers - Bankers turn to YouTube - Top fintech lawyers
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Robinhood is pushing into the influencer space

Robinhood is targeting a new asset class: social media influencers. According to a job listing, the brokerage is hiring a growth marketing manager who will help deepen its ties to the "creator community" and oversee influencer campaigns. Why Robinhood wants to team up with digital creators.

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These junior bankers left Wall Street for YouTube

We spoke to two junior bankers who quit their high-paying jobs at JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs to give career advice on YouTube. They shared why they gave up the opportunity for six-figure salaries at major banks to offer advice on breaking into the industry instead.

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Billionaire Stephen Mandel Jr. says shorting stocks has gotten a lot harder

Stephen Mandel Jr. recently said he saw shorting stocks as his edge when he launched Lone Pine in the '90s - but that it's gotten much more difficult recently. He explains why that is - and why the meme-stock craze reminds him of the dot-com bubble.

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Goldman Sachs is planning a London IPO for its Petershill assets

Goldman Sachs plans to list the alternative assets of its Petershill Partners unit on the London Stock Exchange, a move that could value the investments at more than $5 billion. Here's a look at what that means.

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Insiders dish on Marc Rowan's new role as Apollo CEO

As he settles into the role he took over from Leon Black - who stepped down after an investigation into his business ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein - insiders told us about the culture of infighting Marc Rowan may face, and why they never thought he'd take the CEO job. Here's what they're saying.

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Meet the top lawyers focusing on fintechs

We asked fintechs, law firms, and VCs to nominate the lawyers helping companies handle M&A, IPOs, and VC funding. What we got was a list of 11 of the best lawyers in the industry - who you can meet here.

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On our radar:

  • Uber-backed scooter startup Lime is in talks to raise new funding after its SPAC talks fizzled. A look at everything we know so far.
  • The New York Times reports that crypto's push into banking has regulators - and Washington - sounding the alarm.
  • These 13 behind-the-scenes dealmakers at companies like Vice, Forbes, and BuzzFeed are driving this year's digital-media M&A frenzy. Meet them here.
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