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Be smart about "smart money"

January 12, 2014

They don't label the “smart money” as such for nothing. As a group, that class of investor includes institutions such as pension funds, sovereign-wealth funds, endowments and even some ultrahigh-net-worth family offices. Why is that money...

Private-equity giants set their sights on alternatives for mom and pop

January 10, 2014

The scramble to gain assets has come to this: Private-equity firms are lining up to court retail investors. The Carlyle Group last week became the latest P-E giant to unveil plans to offer its investing cache to the masses when it filed to launch...

Big PE firms facing $1B settlement in collusion case

December 26, 2013

Some of the world's most renowned private equity firms are staring down the barrel of a $1 billion settlement for collusion. Keeping prices artificially low The Asian stock market rally has pushed the Nikkei index to a six-year high. Comfortably...

Whistle-blower tries to shed light on private-equity transaction fees

December 10, 2013

In 2007, Texas-based utility TXU agreed to the largest leveraged buyout ever: a $48 billion sale to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., TPG and Goldman Sachs. Since then, however, the renamed Energy Future Holdings has piled up $18 billion in losses,...

Mountain of money in nontraded REITs continues to hold Wall Street's attention

November 15, 2013

Wall Street continues to intensify its loving gaze on the once homely and overlooked domain of independent broker-dealers and the hot alternative investments those firms are selling, this time nontraded real estate investment trusts. And why...

Raymond James offers alts to RIAs

August 18, 2013

In an effort to provide a broader array of alternative investments to its advisers, Raymond James Financial Inc.'s investment adviser division will give affiliated RIAs access to the firm's alternative investment platform, beginning next month....

Reg D advertising for public gets OK

July 14, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule last week that will allow advertising for private-placement securities offerings. In a 4-1 vote, the SEC opened the door for private-equity and hedge funds, as well as brokers selling unregistered...

Now, retail investors can get a P-E buzz – without the hangover

June 26, 2013

There's nothing like a little market volatility to remind investors about the virtues of diversifying into alternative strategies. With that in mind, the current market environment could represent an entry point to the private-equity space,...

PE's new source: Wealth managers

February 3, 2013

Investors know all about The Blackstone Group LP, The Carlyle Group LP and TPG Capital LP. They expect these giant private-equity shops to reap outsize returns on bold, imaginative deals. What stokes the envy of individual investors, however,...

Private-equity jumping into annuities could be bad news for insurers

January 29, 2013

Private-equity firms' appetite for annuity business and takeover targets is starting to worry debt analysts. Companies like Guggenheim Partners LLC, Athene Holding Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners have consumed a veritable buffet of annuity...

Private-equity set does tax tango

December 2, 2012

Private-equity managers are bracing for higher taxes in 2013 and in the final weeks of this year are refinancing investments, accelerating gains and shifting what they transfer to trusts. Top earners face higher taxes on wages, investments and...

LPL stock rocked by investor's plan to cut stake

November 13, 2012

The share price of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. Ticker:(LPLA) took a hit Tuesday after the company reported that one of its main private-equity investors intended to reduce its stake in the independent broker-dealer. Three funds managed by Hellman...

Where's the harm in hedge fund advertising?

September 4, 2012

Despite all the noise and complaining, I'm having a hard time recognizing the real downside of allowing advertising by certain private investments like hedge funds. It is completely understandable – and even predictable – that the Investment...

On the ropes, Knight Capital seeks buyers

August 3, 2012

Knight Capital Group Inc. (KCG) opened its books to potential buyers, including private-equity firms and at least one securities-industry rival, as it seeks an investment or takeover to survive after a $440 million trading loss, said two people...

It's a beautiful day: Facebook IPO makes Bono world's richest rock star

May 17, 2012

It's become a cliche these days to refer to anyone who is talented or successful in their industry as being a "rock star" of their chosen field. We say this as a way to convey that this person is not only successful, but that he or she is a...

Oppenheimer fund solicitation challenged in investor lawsuit

March 27, 2012

An Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. fund was sued by a Massachusetts municipal pension plan that alleges its investment was solicited with “materially untrue and misleading statements.” The Brockton Retirement Board, which manages the southeastern...

Romney's IRA holdings pique interest

February 5, 2012

Custodians that specialize in the handling of illiquid securities hope to see more asset flows from the publicity over Mitt Romney's huge IRA. Mr. Romney, the Republican presidential candidate and co-founder of Bain Capital LLC, reportedly holds...

PE man Romney not doing PE industry any favors

January 27, 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination may be costing his private-equity backers a lot more than they bargained for. Attacks by opponents portraying Bain Capital LLC, Romney and other buyout managers as corporate looters...

Carried interest sparks bipartisan tax debate

January 22, 2012

When millionaire GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney last week estimated his federal tax rate at 15%, he drew howls of criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, and put a controversial tax treatment for private-equity returns back on...

Schwarzman backs Romney as Wall Street shuns Obama

November 29, 2011

Stephen Schwarzman, chairman of the world’s largest private-equity firm, will host a fundraiser for Mitt Romney at his Park Avenue apartment next month, a sign that the Republican presidential candidate is closing the sale with Wall Street’s...

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