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  • Big investors are big bulls on emerging markets Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 2:22 PM ET
    Jane Mendillo, president and chief executive officer, Harvard Management Co.

    Some of the largest institutional investors in the world are bullish on emerging markets, believing the asset class now offers compelling opportunity.

  • April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday as strength in its main business of corporate buyouts was offset by weaker performances in its credit and real-estate funds.

  • Hedge honcho: Activists killing 'golden goose' Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    Jeffrey Ubben, ValueAct Capital

    Jeff Ubben of ValueAct believes that some of his fellow corporate agitators are doing undue harm to companies.

  • LONDON, April 30- Lloyds Banking Group has reached an agreement to sell $500 million of shipping loans from its remaining ship finance portfolio, finance and banking sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Bank of America and U.S. hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management were expected to buy the Lloyds loans, one of the sources said.

  • 'Danger signs are there' for credit bubble: Pro Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 12:19 PM ET
    Marc Rowan, senior managing director of Apollo Global Management LLC, speaks at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., May, 2011.

    Another credit bubble is being inflated, according to a senior private equity executive.

  • LONDON, April 30- Lloyds Banking Group has reached an agreement to sell $500 million of shipping loans from its remaining ship finance portfolio, finance and banking sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Bank of America and U.S. hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management were expected to buy the loans, one of the sources said.

  • April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent fall in quarterly profit on Wednesday as asset sales slowed and compensation costs rose. ENI was 85 cents per adjusted unit after taxes, below the average analyst estimate of $1.01, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlyle profit falls as compensation costs rise Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    *First-qtr ENI $0.85 vs est $1.01/ unit. April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent fall in quarterly profit as compensation costs rose. Total assets under management rose to $198.9 billion from $176.3 billion a year earlier.

  • Carlyle profit falls as compensation costs rise Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent fall in quarterly profit as compensation costs rose.

  • Belgian diaper maker Ontex aims for IPO - paper Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 30- Belgian diaper maker Ontex is set to list on the Brussels stock exchange, with the group's private equity owners planning to sell about half of the company, Belgian business daily De Tijd reported on Wednesday.

  • Elite investors: Herbalife is legit Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:00 PM ET
    Herbalife headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

    Two more prominent activist hedge fund managers said that they do not have any issues with Herbalife's business model.

  • Blocking Keystone XL 'tragic': Citadel CEO Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, founder and chief executive officer Citadel LLC.

    Ken Griffin believes President Barack Obama's continued delay of approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline is "tragic."

  • Pickens: Natural gas prices are ready to rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    Boone Pickens

    Nat gas prices are set to go higher, according to the chairman and CEO of energy-focused investment firm BP Capital.

  • Bad schools are 'eating our young': CEO Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    "This is something going really wrong, really fast," said Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of $272 billion Blackstone Group.

  • Forget 'Flash Boys,' markets are fine: TD CEO Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Fred Tomczyk, chief executive officer of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

    Michael Lewis may have sparked outrage with "Flash Boys," but the head of one of the largest retail brokerages isn't concerned.

  • YOUR MONEY-Private equity for ordinary folks Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Pittsburgh, April 29- Publicly traded private equity? It sounds like an oxymoron- like jumbo shrimp or corporate responsibility. But what was once the exclusive domain of wealthy investors can now be explored by everyone.

  • April 29- Carl Icahn and William Ackman, who clashed on their views about nutrition company Herbalife Ltd, could team up on activist investments in future, the Wall Street Journal reported. Neither Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund, nor Icahn Enterprises LP could be reached for comment outside regular U.S. business hours.

  • Even billionaires have to wait in line at Milken Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman of the Blackstone Group

    There are so many big names at Milken's annual Global Conference in Los Angeles that billionaires don't automatically get VIP treatment.

  • 'Almost every asset is overvalued': Apollo pro Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 3:10 PM ET
    Joshua Harris

    Joshua Harris said it's a "time to be cautious" and that Apollo is still looking for investments in sectors that are still relatively depressed.

  • HONG KONG, April 28- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and a private equity firm co-founded by its executive chairman Jack Ma have agreed to buy a $1.22 billion stake in Youku Tudou Inc, as China's ecommerce giant intensifies its focus on online video business.