6 charts show which banks are dominating the SPAC gold rush

Summary List Placement There have already been more blank-check IPOs this year than in all of 2020. But the SPAC rush cooled in the second quarter after a frenzy of debuts in the first three months.  There were 386 SPAC IPOs worldwide in the first half of 2021, according to Refinitiv data. That topped last […]

Goldman Sachs responded to burnout fears in its consumer division by making evenings and Fridays ‘audio only,’ encouraging staff to go for walks and talk on the phone instead

Summary List Placement Goldman Sachs is taking steps to combat Zoom fatigue and other measures of burnout among its staff, Insider has learned.  The bank’s consumer division recently introduced “audio only” times for internal meetings on weekdays after 6 p.m. and all day Friday, according to a memo seen by Insider. The memo said it […]

15 franchise businesses you can start from home — or a van — for less than $150,000

Summary List Placement Property costs are one of the significant expenses when starting or running a business, but many franchises offer entrepreneurs a way to operate a business without a physical location.  Mobile and remote opportunities are available in sales and services for people with a variety of skills and qualifications, and some brands offer a […]

The untold story of Blackstone’s Jon Gray — Reddit trading frenzy continues — Meet star Goldman banker Kim Posnett

Summary List Placement Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I’m Dan DeFrancesco, and here’s what’s on the agenda today: Come for the power plays, stay for the squash matches with Bill Ackman. Here’s our definitive story on the rise of Blackstone’s Jon Gray. Retail traders keep pushing stocks — specifically GameStop — to astronomical […]