Private Equity


  • Sept 11- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's son, Brett Icahn, has scrapped plans to start his own hedge fund firm and will continue staying with his father's firm, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Big money disagrees on investing in Russia Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    A Ukrainian serviceman rides in an armored vehicle near Kramatorsk September 8, 2014.

    Large investors can't decide if Russian stocks are cheap because of the Ukraine crisis or if the region is still too risky to bet on.

  • BOSTON, Sept 8- Hedge funds had their best month since February when they reported a 1.56 percent rise in August, according to data released on Monday, on a mix of corporate deals and strong company earnings that helped push the stock market higher.

  • Chief of $1 billion Juilliard endowment is leaving Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Karina Canellakis leading the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday night, May 22, 2014.

    David Marcus, who has led Juilliard's endowment out of financial crisis losses with the help of Wall Street execs, is set to depart.

  • Private equity preps Latin America push Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Rio de Janiero, Brazil

    Private equity and venture capital firms are set to increase their investments in Latin America after netting billions in new funds.

  • Blackstone exec: US soccer a great investment Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Peter Cohen of Blackstone Advisory Partners.

    A senior executive at Blackstone thinks big money investors can make piles of cash by betting on the growth of soccer in the U.S.

  • Team owners have 'moral' obligation: Bucks chief Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Marc Lasry

    Billionaire investors Marc Lasry and Josh Harris say the sports teams they own are no strip and flip play.

  • Singapore GIC gives PE firms a run for their money Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 7:14 PM ET
    An employee is silhouetted against the logo for the Government of Singapore Investment Corp. (GIC) during GIC's staff conference, in Singapore.

    Singapore's GIC is taking the unusual step of investing directly in unlisted firms as low yields spur fund managers to adopt a more hands-on attitude.

  • Hedge fund grows despite tepid returns, bad press Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    Dan Och

    For some observers, 2014 has tested Och-Ziff's conservative reputation but many analysts are still bullish on the hedge fund firm's prospects.

  • Oaktree fund betting big on economic downturn Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Howard Stanley Marks

    A major investment firm is getting ready for the next market downturn by seeking to raise a massive pool of capital for distressed bets.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Some hedge funds seem to have missed out on this week's big rally in U.S. natural gas, cutting bullish bets on the fuel before prices hit six-week highs, government data suggested on Friday.

  • 1 percenters bullish despite 'failed' Obama: Wien Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Byron Wien

    Some of the most powerful members of the business and investing community think the American economy is going to be just fine.

  • Looking for market volatility? Here are 'TIPS' Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:02 PM ET

    Equity, commodity and currency markets are experiencing low volatility, but one market variable stands out in the seemingly stable environment.

  • Ebola a long term 'blip' for Africa investors Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    A nurse wears a special uniform to be protected from the Ebola virus at a state hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, in August 2014.

    American investors aren't panicked about the re-emergence of Ebola in Africa, at least in the long term.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27- Brazilian presidential candidate Aecio Neves said on Wednesday hedge fund founder and former central bank chief Arminio Fraga would be his finance minister if he wins an Oct. 5 election.

  • *Rokos suing Brevan Howard to overturn non-compete agreement. *Brevan Howard says Rokos seeks to avoid "responsibilities". Rokos's surname is represented by the letter R in Brevan Howard and he was marketed by the firm as a "star trader" who was paid $900 million during his stint at the hedge fund.

  • Private equity's best bets  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    It's been a good time to sell, says Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, providing perspective on private equity strategies and corporate tax rates.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- Hedge funds negotiating with Puerto Rico's public power authority PREPA over a possible restructuring of more than $8 billion in bonds include two involved in Argentina's protracted bond negotiations, Knighthead Capital Management and Redwood Capital Management, according to the full bondholder agreement published on Thursday.

  • Aug 21- Citigroup Inc has been sending hedge fund firms letters informing them that it cannot sell investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to clients after a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • CalPERS cuts stake in a big tech firm Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    The offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) are shown in Sacramento, Calif.

    The largest public pension in the country has quietly reduced its investment in one of the largest technology investment firms.