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Selling your firm, even if you've never thought about it

May 29, 2019

Even if you've never thought about selling your financial planning firm or practice before, now's the time to familiarize yourself with the landscape. Just look at what's going on in our industry: Goldman Sachs is buying United Capital. Ric...

Clayton wants retirement investors to have more access to private funds

April 9, 2019

Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton wants retirement investors to have greater access to private funds. In an interview Tuesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Mr. Clayton said managers of traditional defined-benefit...

Advisor Group expected to be sold for $2.3 billion

May 9, 2019

Advisor Group, a group of independent contractor broker-dealers with close to 11,800 financial advisers, is close to announcing that it will be acquired by private equity investors for a price tag of $2.3 billion, according to sources familiar...

Centerbridge said to be in talks to buy Advisor Group

April 23, 2019

Centerbridge Partners is in talks to buy independent broker-dealer Advisor Group Inc. for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The private equity firm could reach a deal as soon as this week to acquire Advisor...

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...

Thirst for diversification leads more advisers to interval funds

April 16, 2019

With the bull market now a decade old, financial advisers are showing an increased willingness to give up investment liquidity in exchange for strategies that don't move in sync with the broad equity markets. Interval funds, named for their...

Best- and worst-performing equity funds

October 20, 2018

LARGE CAP GROWTH Top 10 1-year return 3-year return 5-year return Expense ratio* Portfolio net assets ($M)** Berkshire Focus Fund (BFOCX) 51.15% 29.68% 19.55% 2.02% $187.60 Dunham Focused Large Cap Growth;N (DNFGX) 37.92% 18.99% 14.11% 1.16%...

Blackstone's race for $1 trillion targets wealthy investors

January 28, 2019

Steve Schwarzman's Blackstone Group is a behemoth in private equity, real estate, credit and hedge fund investing, thanks to its ability to raise cash from giant pension plans and sovereign wealth funds. But given the firm's goal of managing...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Bye-bye buyouts; hello to raising infrastructure funds

June 7, 2009

Private-equity firms are turning to infrastructure investing now that the credit crisis and deepening recession have put their traditional leveraged-buyout businesses into suspended animation. Some of the biggest names in the private-equity...

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...

Kestra Financial latest broker-dealer to be put up for sale

December 14, 2018

Kestra Financial Inc. is the latest large independent broker-dealer to be put up for sale and is currently being shopped around by its private equity parent, according to industry sources. Kestra was formerly known as NFP Advisors when it was...

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...

Surging upfront recruiting checks carry significant risks for independent advisers

December 19, 2018

The recruiting wars are heating up, but this time, the primary battlefield is among independent firms rather than between wirehouses. Yet the more things change, the more they stay the same, especially when it comes to upfront checks for new...

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