Rhonda Ryan, partner and head of EMEA at Altius Associates, says the private equity market is "buoyant".» Read More
A Washington-based alternative asset manager has made its second investment from its Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund.
Jan 24- Natural gas was the biggest gainer among commodities last year but the hedge fund that has historically led gains in the space had its first losing year, and many others were down double-digits after being on the wrong side of the market.
Julie Deane, co-owner and founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, says Index Ventures' $21 million investment in the company should help it expand quicker, especially in China.
There's a slice of private equity that isn't too concerned about valuations: Middle market firms that focus on small and mid-sized companies.
The world looks improved from a year ago, says Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman, CEO & co-founder, sharing his outlook on the year ahead. The U.S. looks like it has forward momentum, the emerging markets have probably hit bottom, and Europe ought to be creeping up a little, says Schwarzman.
David Brown, Greater China Private Equity Group Leader at PWC, says China's efforts to reform and the increasing sophistication of Chinese businessmen will be key to driving more deals in the country.
BOSTON, Jan 22- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, whose Greenlight Capital ranked among last year's best performers, has taken new positions in Micron Technology Inc and BP Plc, both of which he praised in a letter to investors for practices focused on returning cash to shareholders.
BOSTON, Jan 22- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, whose Greenlight Capital ranked among last year's best performers, said he had taken new stakes in BP Plc, Anadarko Petroleum Corp and Micron Technology Inc. The fund returned 19.5 percent last year.
David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, provides insight on the current state of private equity and the company's efforts to allow retail investor access to PE. Why should retail investors not get the benefit of high returns when institutional investors can get them, says Rubenstein.
"Results are running light, and negative announcements have been off the hook," one analyst said amid a spate of disappointing reports.
The founder of Tiger 21, a peer-to-peer investing network for the super-rich, tells CNBC where his clients are putting their money in 2014.
"Simply buying index funds will no longer be a useful strategy," said Greg Curtis, the chairman of wealth advisory firm Greycourt.
LONDON, Jan 19- Hedge funds think 2014 could be the year their currency bets finally pay off, after getting burned last year on trades ranging from the Australian dollar to the greenback. The average macro currency fund was up just 0.42 percent in the 11 months to November, according to Hedge Fund Research.
Equities are still the place to be, says Shawn Matthews, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO, sharing his outlook on the markets for 2014.
BOSTON, Jan 15- Women hedge fund managers have outperformed their male rivals, on average, for the second year in a row, according to professional services firm Rothstein Kass which tracks the industry.
Roy Kuan, Managing Partner, Asia at CVC Capital Partners, says the goal for private equity against a backdrop of rising interest rates is to ensure stable returns.
Private equity deals are picking up, but finding undervalued acquisition targets is "never easy," said the co-founder of The Carlyle Group.
David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, told CNBC on Tuesday that "things aren't cheap."
Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Funds, provides perspective on where earnings are likely headed this year after markets make a disappointing start to the year.
Hedge fund gains were trumped last year by the equities boom, according to a report published on Tuesday.