Metaverse funds top $2bn as Fidelity, LGIM, Franklin chase ‘theme du jour’

Funds investing in the metaverse are now managing more than $2bn globally, as a flurry of launches from some of Europe’s biggest asset managers look to take advantage of a hot investment trend. Data from Morningstar, provided to Financial News, shows a sharp increase in assets managed by funds focused on immersive virtual worlds, as well as in the … Read more

‘Moore’s Law’s dead,’ Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang says in justifying gaming-card price hike

Nvidia Corp. Chief Executive Jensen Huang on Wednesday said he thinks it’s going to be “a pretty terrific Q4 for Ada,” the company’s next-generation chip architecture unveiled this week, even as critics balk of a price hike during a softening in consumer demand. Nvidia NVDA, +0.65% expects high demand for gaming chips using its next-generation … Read more

Porsche Family to Acquire More Than 25% of the Car Maker as IPO Nears

BERLIN—Volkswagen AG largest shareholder, Porsche Automobil Holding SE said it would acquire 25% plus one additional share of the voting stock in Porsche AG when VW lists the sports-car brand, which could happen by the end of the month, the companies said on Saturday. VW, Europe’s biggest auto maker by sales, said the companies’ boards … Read more

Virgin Galactic Stock Tumbles as Commercial Service Again Delayed

Text size Courtesy Virgin Galactic Shares of Virgin Galactic were tumbling Friday after the space tourism company pushed back the launch of commercial service to the second quarter of 2023. Virgin Galactic (ticker: SPCE) last said it expected to start commercial space-tourism service in the first quarter of next year. That was after pushing back … Read more

Boeing Clears Hurdle for Resuming 787 Dreamliner Deliveries

U.S. air-safety regulators signed off on a Boeing plan aimed at addressing problems with the 787 Dreamliner, a major step before the company restarts deliveries of the aircraft, according to people familiar with the matter. The first 787 delivery is expected to occur within days, one of the people familiar with the matter said. Resuming deliveries … Read more

Why BlackRock is bullish on blockchain, but not bitcoin

BlackRock has no plans to launch a bitcoin product, but is bullish on the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, according to one of its most senior executives. “In terms of the underlying technology of blockchain, it is incredibly innovative and incredibly disruptive,” Salim Ramji, global head of iShares and index investments at BlackRock told Financial … Read more