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Upstart platform attracts advisory firms with access to alts and capital

November 24, 2014

Aequitas Capital Partners is wading into the financial advisory space with a merchant banking model that provides access to growth capital in exchange for a significant business relationship that might not be for everyone. Launched as a unit...

Decision day: What Fed policy makers will have to say

October 29, 2014

What will Fed policy makers say, and how will investors respond? Fed decision day guide: FOMC seen focusing on too-low inflation Some folks think investors shouldn't focus on the Fed. With the Federal Reserve, timing isn't everything You're...

Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains

October 15, 2014

The S&P 500 wiped out its gains for the year Wednesday as banks sank after reporting earnings while a drop in retail sales reignited concern about the economy and a second health worker in Texas caught Ebola. KeyCorp retreated 8.9%, the biggest...

The recovery's winners

September 11, 2014

The recovery has been a good time to be youngish. Only Gen Xers have gotten richer since the recession Here's how far investors have gone to bolster returns. Bond investors turn to leverage in low-yield desperation It's not too early to start...

Private credit markets offer investors double-digit returns

August 15, 2014

As traditional bond funds scramble to navigate around the threat of rising interest rates, a growing number of investors and financial advisers are tapping into private credit markets, thanks to an expanding network of entry points. “It's...

Schorsch's RCS Capital moves into crowdfunding

July 21, 2014

Welcome to “We R Crowdfunding,” the newest alternative investment offering from RCS Capital Corp. RCS Capital, the publicly traded holding company controlled by Nicholas Schorsch and known by its ticker symbol RCAP, announced Monday that...

HighTower gets $100 million loan

July 14, 2014

HighTower Advisors has received a $100 million credit line from two banks as it looks to boost recruiting and build out its newer offerings, including its Alliance platform. The firm, which until this point had secured funds — around $165...

A case for private equity in DC plans

May 11, 2014

There's a paradox in the retirement products world. While defined-benefit plans have historically invested broadly across asset classes, including private equity, defined-contribution plans have not. Financial advisers can reasonably expect...

Next on Janet Yellen's to-do list: Winding down a $4.5T balance sheet

May 9, 2014

As the Fed winds down its bond-buying program, Janet Yellen confronts the awkward issue of overseeing a $4.5 trillion balance sheet, which was at $800 billion before the financial crisis. It's on her to-do list. Waiting for the policy-normalizing...

Yellen takes another stab at offering clarity on Fed policy without jarring the markets

April 29, 2014

Where the Fed is likely to go from here. Spoiler alert: Quantitative easing gets trimmed even further as the Fed tries to quietly but decisively take the training wheels off the U.S. economy. When attempts at clarity leads to more confusion...

Markets are bracing for a rough start to the week

April 7, 2014

The doomsayers are out in force this morning, calling for a dismal start to earnings season and a general stock market slide. Looks like a rough Monday, folks. Beyond the momentum-stock selloff The SEC is finally getting serious about its oversight...

PE giant Carlyle Group is eyeing the retail investor market and liquid alts

March 26, 2014

In the latest sign of the times, renowned private-equity firm The Carlyle Group is looking to buy a traditional asset manager as an expansion strategy. Everyone wants a piece of the white-hot liquid- alternatives market. The pursuit of more...

Say what? Most Americans feel like they've missed the market's historic bull run

March 12, 2014

Even after a five-year bull market, most Americans feel the stock market's 176% rise has had little effect on their financial well-being. Of course, they have also set aside less than $30,000 for retirement. Poll exposes a generally gloomy mood...

KKR ducks away from the retail market

February 11, 2014

Private equity giant KKR shutters two funds aimed at retail investors, highlighting the challenging of expanding beyond high-dollar investors. Retail market realities Gold hit a three-month high leading up to Fed Chairman Janet Yellen's first...

Hedge funds, private equity chasing retail investors but fees are high and returns aren't

January 26, 2014

Did you hear about how the S&P 500 trounced hedge funds last year? And did you feel the tiniest bit of schadenfreude? For a while there, it was hard not to feel jealous of hedge fund investors. Only certain classes of investors get the chance...

Goldman calls stock market lofty by most measures

January 13, 2014

Goldman finally calls the stock market expensive. Bulls should take heed Global markets jump, dollar skids as Fed policy gets a closer look. Weakest jobs data in three years Bank lobby pushing back on the Volcker rule with legal mumbo jumbo....

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,...

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