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LPL video about private equity looks like a swipe at Cetera

September 21, 2018

LPL Financial appears to be dissing its rivals, including Cetera Financial Group, in a video that is making the rounds of social media sites such as LinkedIn with the title, "How Financial Advisers Can Be Impacted by Private Equity Ownership."...

Equity ETFs ranked by second quarter performance

August 18, 2018

Ranked by quarterly returns Name/ticker 3-month return 1-year return Net assets ($M) Expense ratio* 3-month average daily volume 1 Invesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Prod ETF (PXE) 27.97% 43.74% $98.70 0.80% 51,655 2 First Trust NASDAQ Oil...

HighTower on prowl for new CEO, Weissbluth to become chairman

August 20, 2018

Elliot Weissbluth is stepping down as CEO of HighTower Advisors and moving into the role of chairman as soon as the Chicago-based RIA consolidator hires a replacement. The leadership change comes less than a year after HighTower sold a majority...

Teamwork makes the dream work at Pimco

June 5, 2018

The sun hasn't yet lit up the California sky when Daniel Ivascyn and Emmanuel "Manny" Roman join each other at side-by-side desks on the 20th-floor trading room of Pacific Investment Management Co. From their aerie overlooking a luxury shopping...

Private equity chasing healthy returns at RIAs and broker-dealers

August 2, 2018

Why are private-equity investors swarming over the wealth management industry? As Willie Sutton supposedly said when asked why he robbed banks, "That's where the money is." Looking to buy businesses with annual rates of return of 20% to 25%...

Focus Financial IPO falls short of expectations

July 26, 2018

Focus Financial Partners' initial offering price of $33 was bid up by investors when the stock started trading Thursday afternoon. Despite the below-target offering price, the stock closed its first day of trading at $37.55, representing a 13.8%...

Wealth Enhancement Group adds $350 million planning firm in Florida

July 24, 2018

Wealth Enhancement Group, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based hybrid overseeing $8.9 billion in assets, has agreed to acquire Retirement Strategies Inc., a registered investment adviser and planning firm managing more than $350 million in assets and...

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...

Focus Financial raises goal for IPO to $600 million

July 17, 2018

Focus Financial Partners' announcement Monday that it plans on raising six times as much money — $600 million instead of its original $100 million — in an initial public stock offering is another endorsement of the registered investment...

Winning over the ultra-rich means cutting them in on mega deals

June 11, 2018

America's last Gilded Age had its "List of 400": the people said to be worthy enough, or at least rich enough, to climb the pinnacles of high society. Today, in an age of affluence not even the Astors and Vanderbilts might have imagined, there...

Genstar Capital buys majority stake in Cetera Financial Group

July 17, 2018

Cetera Financial Group, a network of six independent broker-dealers with about 8,000 brokers and advisers, said Tuesday evening that private-equity firm Genstar Capital will buy a majority equity stake in the company. Cetera's holding company,...

Listed funds offer access to private equity with liquidity

April 10, 2017

Investing in private equity can be like diving for pearls: incredibly rewarding, as long as you don't mind exhausting work and large amounts of risk. But a handful of mutual funds can give you exposure to the private equity market without as...

Understanding private equity investing

May 27, 2016

The nation's biggest pension fund, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, better known as CalPERS, publicly disclosed last year that it has paid more than $3 billion in performance fees to private equity managers over the past 17...

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...

Private-equity firms increasingly turn to BDCs

September 25, 2011

Having little luck raising capital from institutional investors the old-fashioned way, private-equity firms are turning to the public markets, forming business development companies and other publicly traded vehicles to invest alongside shrinking...

Private-equity firms bring duds to market

November 8, 2009

After a long hibernation, the lords of leveraged buyouts are up and about. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. finally went public last month after a two-year delay, while The Blackstone Group and Cerberus Capital Management LP unveiled plans to return...

AIG Investments close to $300M sale to Crestview

August 4, 2009

AIG Investments, the asset management arm of American International Group Inc., is close to being sold to a group that includes private-equity firm Crestview Partners for $300 million to $400 million, Reuters reported today, citing a source....

Blackstone president sees an economic depression

May 31, 2009

Several economic gurus have seized on the recent rebound in equities to offer a generally upbeat view on a broader recovery, waxing poetic about the emergence of “green shoots” and their general feeling that a bottom in the U.S. economy may...

Upstart RIA uses access to alternatives to recruit advisers

June 28, 2018

A fledgling New York-based financial advisory firm aims to make a big splash as a consolidator by baiting the hook with access to sophisticated investments. Third Seven Advisors, which has absorbed two advisory practices for a total of nearly...

Private-equity veterans build $2 billion advisory firm from scratch

June 26, 2018

The wealth management space has become an attractive target of deep-pocketed private-equity investors, but rare is the private-equity investor launching a financial advisory firm from scratch. Enter Cresset Capital Management, a 1-year-old Chicago-based...

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