Thursday , 9 July 2020


Connecticut Pension Pushes Into Private Credit With $350 Million Goldman Sachs Pledge

Connecticut’s $35.7 billion public pension fund has set up a dedicated account with Goldman Sachs Group as it builds its private-credit portfolio. The $350 million mandate is part of a total of $462.5 million in private-credit commitments that the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds approved at its investment advisory council meeting on Wednesday. The pension system added private credit …

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Chase Marriott credit cards add bonus points at restaurants and gas stations

CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through The Points Guy affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. On Wednesday, Marriott Hotels added two new limited-time bonus categories to its Chase-issued credit cards, …

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Russian Fraudsters Test Stolen Credit Cards Using Ecommerce Sites

Anti-fraud company Sift has discovered a Russian fraud ring using ecommerce marketplaces to verify stolen credit cards. Criminals trade thousands of stolen credit card numbers every day, but verifying them is a challenge. They must ensure that the cards are still valid without raising issuers’ suspicions. In its Q2 2020 Digital Trust & Safety Index, Sift uncovered a Russian group …

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The Economics of State and Federal Historic Tax Credits: A Conversation with Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics

Federal historic tax credits (HTCs) are a well-documented source of financing for all types of real estate. The program grew out of National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which was the first real federal law focused on the retention of America’s historic fabric. HTCs have been around in some form or another since 1976. State programs naturally followed the success of …

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