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  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts& Co. will pay nearly $30 million to settle civil charges that it misallocated more than $17 million in expenses and breached its fiduciary duty to clients, U.S. regulators said. The settlement marks the most high-profile case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission to date against a...

  • The headquarters building of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

    The settlement marks the most high-profile case brought by the SEC to date against a private equity firm over fees and expenses.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts& Co. will pay nearly $30 million to settle civil charges that it misallocated more than $17 million in expenses and breached its fiduciary duty to clients, U.S. regulators said.

  • NEW YORK— AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. is buying the stem-cell storage company Cord Blood Registry for $700 million from private equity firm GTCR. Waltham, Massachusetts- based AMAG focuses on specialty drugs for maternal health and anemia. Cord Blood Registry had revenue of about $126 million in 2014, the company said.

  • *Australia's banks selling down assets to raise capital. SYDNEY, June 29- Germany's BMW AG, Australia's Macquarie Group and a host of U.S. private equity firms are expected to bid for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's more than $6 billion car and equipment loan book, a source said on Monday. The automaker and Australia's top investment bank have requested...

  • BOSTON, June 28- The alternative investment industry, which includes hedge funds, private equity and real assets, is expected to grow fivefold to at least $13.6 trillion in the next half decade, professional services firm PwC said in a report released on Sunday. PwC said a conservative forecast puts the industry size at $13.6 trillion in 2020 while a more...

  • BOSTON, June 26- Hedge fund manager William Ackman, who has made a $1 billion bet against Herbalife Ltd, on Friday asked the company's chief executive officer to release a video and say why he told an audience years ago that participating in Herbalife was a "lottery ticket." A lawyer for Ackman sent the letter to Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson after the New York Post...

  • Hedge fund pros thrilled by gay marriage ruling Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Founder and president of the Elliot Management Corp., Paul Singer, speaks during The New York Times DealBook Conference on Dec. 11, 2014, in New York City.

    Hedge fund managers like Paul Singer, Dan Loeb and Seth Klarman have been big backers of gay marriage in recent years.

  • John Paulson riding health-care wave with new fund Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    John Pauslon

    Billionaire investor John Paulson is looking to make more money on health care.

  • Airbnb closes in on $1.5 bln fundraising - FT Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    June 26- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is closing on a $1.5 billion fundraising that would boost the company's valuation to $24 billion, the Financial Times reported. The financing is set to be led by U.S. private equity firm General Atlantic, Beijing- based investment management firm Hillhouse Capital and investment firm Tiger Global, the FT said...

  • Oops! Congressmen fail hedge fund name game Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 24, 2015.

    Congressmen slammed Obama administration officials for hiring a failed hedge fund manager, but they made a big mistake.

  • Hedge funds say au revoir to glitzy Monaco bash Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    *Top industry conference heads to Amsterdam. MONACO, June 25- Ferraris, super-yachts and free-flowing champagne- for a decade, Monaco and hedge funds have gone hand-in-hand. As the warm Mediterranean sun set over Le Méridien Beach Plaza hotel in the small principality, attendees could look forward to next year's event in Amsterdam.

  • Impact investing isn't much drag on returns: Study Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    New skyscrapers being built in the business district of Luanda, Angola

    There's now more data to support the idea that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive.

  • Shares of credit bureau TransUnion rise in debut Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    June 25- Shares of credit bureau TransUnion rose as much as 10 percent in their debut, valuing the company at about $4.4 billion. TransUnion raised $664.8 million after its initial public offering of 29.5 million shares was priced at $22.50 per share. The IPO came three years after private equity firm Advent International and Goldman Sachs Group Inc agreed to...

  • European shares recover despite Greece unease Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 9:28 AM ET

    *Endesa up after report of private-equity interest. *Hennes& Mauritz slips after warning on dollar. LONDON, June 25- European shares trimmed losses in late trading on Thursday as talks began in Brussels on a financing-for-reforms deal with Greece to avert a fast-approaching possible debt default.

  • *Enel does not comment, had said would not cut Endesa stake. MADRID/ LONDON/ MILAN, June 25- Private equity funds CVC and KKR are studying a bid for a "meaningful" stake in Endesa, the Spanish subsidiary of Italy energy group Enel, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Enel declined to comment but sources close to the company said it had no interest in selling part or...

  • Hedge funds unfazed as Greece drama continues Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:29 PM ET
    A woman takes a drink in front of the Parthenon temple on Acropolis hill in Athens, June 18, 2015.

    The small group of hedge funds betting on a Greek recovery remain in the trade despite a looming default deadline.

  • The private equity exec who's a social media queen Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Lynn Tilton's Instagram page

    The private equity industry usually keeps its business intensely private. Lynn Tilton is not the average PE executive.

  • A potential sale comes as investors are looking to capitalize on the roughly $17.5 billion market for plus-size fashion in the United States that remains largely underserved by mainstream retailers, according to market research firm the NPD Group. The New York- based company, owned since February 2013 by private equity firms Charlesbank Capital Partners...

  • The New York- based company, owned since February 2013 by private equity firms Charlesbank Capital Partners and Webster Capital, is working with investment bank JPMorgan Chase& Co on the potential sale, the people said this week. FullBeauty has also appointed investment banks, including JPMorgan and Jefferies LLC, to lead a initial public offering as an...