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It's time to educate your clients, and yourself, about alternative investments

May 5, 2018

Individual investors are being tempted by alternative investments as they seek greater diversification of their portfolios, so advisers should be preparing to answer questions about them from their clients. Alternative investments generally...

3 insights on the Financial Engines-Edelman combination and how it might affect you

May 3, 2018

On Monday, Financial Engines announced that it was being taken private by the respected private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for $3 billion in cash, a 30% premium over the pre-announcement closing price. Financial Engines will merge with Edelman...

Blackstone lures retail clients

April 26, 2018

Blackstone Group, the private-equity behemoth that's traditionally raised money from institutions, is making a bigger bet on individual investors. The $450 billion firm has expanded its private wealth group to about 100 employees, trained thousands...

Cadaret Grant acquired by private-equity-backed Atria

April 19, 2018

In a move the market has been anticipating for years, the owner of independent broker-dealer Cadaret Grant & Co. has agreed to a sale. Arthur Grant, president, chief executive and majority owner of the 33-year-old IBD with $23 billion under...

Private equity firms seek to do well by doing good

April 10, 2018

At less than 3 inches long from head to tail, the dunes sagebrush lizard is in the running for meekest creature on earth. The tiny reptile lives on land in West Texas where Vista Proppants & Logistics was looking to build a sand mine. Vista...

Private equity dollars pouring into wealth management, fintech

March 7, 2018

Private equity investors continue to pour into the wealth management space, according to the latest research from Echelon Partners. A report being released today by the investment banking firm shows growing private equity influence on both advisory...

Blackstone sees half of assets coming from individual investors

March 6, 2018

As the world's largest private equity firm plans to double assets under management over the next five years, it also wants individual investors to get a greater slice of the action. About 15% to 20% of Blackstone Group's annual fundraising currently...

Majority of high-net-worth advisers plan more direct investments, Cerulli says

February 8, 2018

More than two-thirds (67%) of high-net-worth advisory practices expect to increase their allocations to direct investments or co-investments over the next two years, according to a new report from Cerulli Associates. Only 22% of HNW firms indicated...

Advisers fear private equity's reach into VAs

December 20, 2017

Editor's note: This story has been updated with information about the sale of Voya Financial's annuity business. Financial advisers have expressed alarm over recent reports of insurers looking to offload large blocks of variable annuities to...

Why private equity wants a piece of the RIA market

December 9, 2017

The secret is out: The independent financial advisory space is the hottest growth-investment strategy for deep-pocketed private investors. "We've seen private equity money ebb and flow over the years, but over the last few years we've seen a...

Lehman's Dick Fuld expanding into p-e offerings, hedge funds

November 6, 2017

Richard "Dick" Fuld, who led Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. as it collapsed, said his asset management firm is rebranding and expanding into private equity offerings and a hedge-fund strategy. Matrix Private Capital Group, which was known as...

Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners buys stake in HighTower

October 25, 2017

This story has been updated with comments from industry consultants and additional quotes from Elliot Weissbluth. HighTower has announced plans to sell a "significant stake" of its sprawling advisory business to private-equity investor Thomas...

Wealthy families are winning deals away from private equity

October 20, 2017

Michael Gottdenker glimpsed the future over a bowl of pasta earlier this year, and he liked what he saw. The chief executive officer of Hargray Communications, a telecommunications company servicing South Carolina and Georgia, was having lunch...

Private equity eyes advisory firms, but at what cost?

October 18, 2017

Private equity investors have their eyes on the financial advice market, but there's a debate brewing among industry executives over the merits of using that private capital. "Here's a news flash, Charlie: the independent space has been discovered....

Private-equity giants start targeting wealthy advisory clients

October 17, 2017

Big Wall Street banks have come to rely on their money-management units as pots of gold in uncertain times for trading revenues. Morgan Stanley is a perfect example; it reported earnings on Tuesday that highlighted its wealth management as a...

Rich times embolden private equity dealmakers to fly solo

September 6, 2017

In his almost two decades at KKR & Co., Adam Clammer helped lead some of its bigger investments in technology, such as Go Daddy and NXP Semiconductors. Then, he got the itch to do what a lot of his peers are doing: to go out on his own. With...

Private equity investors zero in on the RIA business

August 9, 2017

Private equity has discovered the financial advice industry, which can represent a whole new set of opportunities — and challenges — for advisory firms. "The appeal for us is, it provides some capital to help us continue to grow," said Scott...

Best- and worst-performing equity mutual funds

May 14, 2017

LARGE CAP GROWTH Top 10 Portfolio net assets ($M) 1-year return 3-year return 5-year return Expense ratio* USAA Nasdaq-100 Index Fund (USNQX) $1,253.60 23.95% 16.07% 16.65% 0.57% Morgan Stanley Inst Portfolio I (MSEQX) $3,362.30 23.14% 12.71%...

Diverse asset management firms are hard to find

May 3, 2017

If you're looking for diversity in asset management – whether it's by gender or race – you're going to have to look pretty hard to find it, according to a study commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The research looked...

Getting mom and pop investors into private equity proves to be an elusive goal

April 21, 2017

Private equity firms are good at solving complex problems. What's stumping them? Normal people. Five years ago, Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein predicted a future where ordinary savers would be able to invest in private equity, an industry...

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