Here are the top finance stories of the day for February 26

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Coinbase just filed to go public with a direct listing, and these are the 5 key takeaways from its S-1


Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sits for a portrait in their San Francisco headquarters.

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From risks related to the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, to huge user numbers, here’s everything you need to know about Coinbase’s upcoming IPO based on the crypto exchange’s recent filing. Read more here.

Bank of America is firing people in its investment bank again, after pausing annual staff culling during the pandemic


Brian Moynihan, the chief executive of Bank of America.

Brian Moynihan, the chief executive of Bank of America.

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Jobs cuts are back at Bank of America. After a one-year reprieve, the annual staff culling within BofA’s Global Banking and Markets division is back on.  

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Famed investor Cathie Wood has staffed her firm with analysts in their 20s and 30s as she looks to predict the future. 2 analysts break down what it’s like to work at Ark Invest.


Cathie Wood

Cathie Wood is the CEO and chief investment officer of ARK Invest, which runs three of the highest-returning stock ETFs of the last three years.

ARK Invest


 Two Ark Invest analysts share how Cathie Wood operates. Read more here.

Visa’s head of crypto explains why the $120 trillion market for B2B payments is ripe for disruption from digital currencies


Cuy Sheffield

Cuy Sheffield, head of crypto at Visa



Visa’s head of crypto offered some insight into where the payments giant believes there are the biggest opportunities. Read more here.

PointState deputy CIO Zachary Kurz is launching his own fund with $500 million. Here’s what we know about Pinnbrook Capital.


Brazil rocket space ship Alcântara Launch Center

Sounding Vehicle Booster-30 Rocket (VSB-30) is launched at the Alcantara Launch Center in the city of Alcantara in Maranhao state, July 19, 2007.

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PointState deputy CIO Zach Kurz is starting his own fund, Pinnbrook Capital, with $500 million. See more here

Apollo exec Marc Rowan says he expects up to $20 billion from investors this year as the firm makes a raft of changes post-Jeffrey Epstein investigation


Marc Rowan

Marc Rowan, Apollo co-founder.



Apollo’s incoming CEO says investors haven’t fled despite its founder’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Get the full rundown here.

Odd lots:

Silicon Valley scooter startup Lime has tapped Evercore bankers and is exploring a potential SPAC deal (BI)

Coinbase just filed for a direct listing and it revealed a list of risk factors that investors should be aware of — from the volatile nature of cryptocurrency to the potential for cyber attacks (BI)

WeWork’s Adam Neumann to Get Extra $50 Million Payout in SoftBank Settlement (WSJ)

‘I think he’s a rat and a liar’: Watch Dave Portnoy and Vlad Tenev’s heated Robinhood debate (BI)