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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...

Stifel said to be in exclusive talks to buy Morgan Keegan

November 17, 2011

Stifel Financial Corp. is in exclusive talks to buy Regions Financial Corp.'s Morgan Keegan brokerage after prevailing over private-equity bidders, said people with knowledge of the matter. Stifel remains days or weeks away from agreeing to...

Wasserstein haunts Harry & David in buyout doomed to bankruptcy

October 12, 2011

Bruce Wasserstein, dead for two years, still casts a pall over the Rogue River Valley of southern Oregon. There, in and around the town of Medford, more than 2,000 employees of Harry & David Holdings Inc., the century-old seller of mail-order...

P-E flyers don't contain enough info, investors say

October 5, 2011

The increasing demand by investors for greater transparency across the financial services landscape is catching the private-equity space a little flat-footed, according to the latest research from SEI and Greenwich Associates. A global survey...

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 willing to deal on fees

August 21, 2011

Some of the most popular private-equity funds — those once in such demand that they could get away with charging above-market fees — are finding it hard to fill their dance cards. That pressure is causing managers such as Bain Capital LLC,...

Private funds to get public scrutiny — but family offices to get a pass

June 23, 2011

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will require private-fund advisers to register with the agency, opening hedge funds and private-equity funds to unprecedented scrutiny. SEC commissioners voted 3-2 today to approve a Dodd-Frank Act...

SEC sorts out definition of venture capital

November 19, 2010

Although advisers to venture capital funds are exempt from registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the new financial reform law, determining the definition of venture capital could generate controversy. In an attempt to...

P/E investments in financial services surging

September 28, 2010

Private-equity activity in financial services is up 17% from a year ago, and the momentum continues to build, according to a report released today. The outlook for the second half of the year is for P/E activity in the financial services sector...

SEC quizzes money managers about alternative investments

September 13, 2010

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, stepping up its oversight of investment advisers, is examining whether asset managers that channel money to hedge funds are acting in investors' best interest. The agency asked money managers for...

Private-equity-fund advisers balk at new oversight rules

July 25, 2010

Financial advisers to some private-equity funds fear that efforts to reduce systemic risk in the financial markets, a key theme of the massive reform bill signed into law last week, are unfairly targeting them. In a congressional hearing last...

Goldman Sachs takes PE crown

May 2, 2010

While executives of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. were getting grilled on Capitol Hill about deals involving mortgage-related securities, another division of the company quietly made headlines of a different sort. Thanks to the firm's Principal...

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