Bonus predictions for Wall Street — Plaid’s breakout stars — How to get hired in PE

Welcome back. 

We’re in the homestretch of 2020, but lots still remains to be done in the closing weeks, including some high-profile IPOs.

If you’re not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals.

Sign up here for our upcoming webinar ‘How to land a job in private equity’ on December 3 at 1 p.m. ET, featuring speakers from Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, Apollo, and Odyssey Search Partners.

Like the newsletter? Hate the newsletter? Feel free to drop me a line at or on Twitter @DanDeFrancesco

plaid power players 4x3

Plaid; Brittany McLaren/Plaid; Samantha Lee/Business Insider

Plaid sits at the center of the fintech revolution, serving as the data pipeline between startups and traditional banks. 

Shannen Balogh with a great look at the key people at Plaid leading important initiatives across the organization.

From events to engineering to design, these are the employees getting stuff done at the $5.3 billion startup

Click here to read the entire story.

Wall Street is gearing up to pay out the best bonuses in years. Here’s a look at which trading and banking jobs will see the biggest windfall.

party champagne

Odessa, Ukraine September 28, 2013: Moet champagne Night club dj party people enjoy of music dancing sound with colorful light with Smoke Machine and lights show. Hands up in the earth.
Shutterstock/Alexey Lesik

Dakin Campbell and Reed Alexander with some great data, courtesy of Options Group, on predictions for Wall Street comp. Take a look at which divisions should see a big bump. Check out all the data here.

Here’s how 4 litigation financiers are thinking about data and analytics — and why some players think it’s an industry prime for disruption

Validity Finance's Will Marra, Legalist's Eva Shang and Burford Capital's David Perla.

Validity Finance’s Will Marra, Legalist’s Eva Shang and Burford Capital’s David Perla.
Validity Finance; Legalist; Burford Capital

Artificial intelligence is bleeding into every industry. Litigation finance, or the business of investing in lawsuits, is no different. Jack Newsham has some great analysis on how the tech could be leveraged there, and what hurdles it still faces. Read more here.

Credit Suisse names 4 firms as likely deal targets after a fresh wave of asset management M&A — and pinpoints possible buyers


WisdomTree CEO and founder Jonathan Steinberg
Richard Drew/AP

Rebecca Ungarino has all the details from a Credit Suisse analyst note highlighting asset managers that could be acquired next. Read up on the four firms that could be next in line to be part of a deal. Check it out here

This banking-as-a-service fintech helping businesses embed payments tech into their apps just raised a $27 million Series A led Andreessen Horowitz

Wade Arnold, Moov

Wade Arnold, Moov founder and CEO

Carter Johnson with a nice read on a startup looking to help businesses embed payments tech into their apps. Learn more about the $27 million Series A that Moov just closed that was led by Andreessen Horowitz. Read more here

WATCH: 4 private-equity recruiting execs from top firms like the Carlyle Group, Apollo, and Bain Capital break down how to land a job in the ultra competitive PE world

bi digital live event 9 private equity recruiting 4x3

Odyssey Search Partners; The Carlyle Group; Bain Capital; Apollo Global Management; Samantha Lee/Business Insider

In case you missed it live, here is Reed Alexander’s webinar on how to get hired in private equity. Check out the video, which includes recruiting execs from Carlyle Group, Apollo, and Bain Capital. Watch the full webinar here

Odd lots:

Jared Kushner’s name is radioactive in real estate right now. Some developers and investors say they’re avoiding deals with his family’s company, while others report they’re getting penalized for past partnerships. (BI) 

Tony Hsieh sold Zappos for $1.2 billion in his 30s. He was dead by 46. Inside his final Park City months, where he hoped to deliver more happiness as he spiraled. (BI)

I Started Trading Hot Stocks on Robinhood. Then I Couldn’t Stop. (WSJ)

New routes into quant and data jobs at top trading firms, hedge funds (eFinancialCareers)

In Record-Breaking Year, SPACs Avoid Gender Diversity Push (Bloomberg)

Merrill Makes Minor Tweaks to 2021 Comp Plan, Cuts Small Account Pay (Financial Advisor IQ)

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo raising blank-check acquisition vehicle: sources (Reuters)

Apollo rebuked in trial over bogus expenses (FT)

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

To Top