April 19, 2021

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Happy Saturday, and welcome to Insider Finance. Here’s a rundown of the must-know stories from the past week:

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Cathie Wood made a career betting on the future

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Cathie Wood, the founder of ARK Invest, has amassed legions of obsessed followers. Wood has become a favorite of the Wall Street Bets crowd, and successfully kept control of her firm. Now, with assets accumulating and new funds coming out, the question is, can she sustain her success?

Insiders reveal how the ARK Invest founder won over memelord traders and boomer investors alike.


Lucid Motors speculation sends a Michael Klein-backed SPAC skyrocketing

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Dozens of hedge funds and money managers have pumped millions into special-purpose acquisition companies. And shares in Churchill Capital Corp. IV have surged since chatter of a deal to buy Lucid Motors emerged in mid-January. Here are the 9 big-name investors set for a huge windfall.

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Pimco’s former funds board chair and ex-communications executive face accusations of sexual harassment in lawsuit

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Three more women have joined a lawsuit against the $2.2 trillion asset manager Pimco, bringing forward new accusations of sexual harassment against two men who once held prominent positions at the firm.


Goldman Sachs has seen an exodus of leaders in recent months

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David Solomon has been Goldman Sachs’ CEO for more than two years after succeeding Lloyd Blankfein. And Solomon has made significant changes to the company’s leadership team and a number of senior leaders have left in recent months. 

Here’s our exclusive org chart mapping out the latest power structure of 135 top Goldman leaders.


Fintechs are desperate to reach Gen-Z

The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated a trend toward digital banking. Meanwhile, fintechs are trying new tools and marketing to reach Gen Z. 

Here’s how they’re using influencers like Charli D’Amelio to tap into what’s soon-to-be the largest generation of US customers.


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