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  • Private equity, hedge funds come under SEC scrutiny Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    The SEC has put together a group to examine private equity and hedge funds, after the 2010 Dodd-Frank law required the funds to be regulated.

  • Hedge funds' secret weapon is ex-Obama advisor Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    Austan Goolsbee

    Hedge funds and other Wall Street firms have used an unlikely counselor for the past year: a former top economist for President Obama.

  • *NYSE stock positions using leverage hit record high. LONDON/ PARIS, April 4- Hedge funds are borrowing record amounts of money to fund bets that stock markets will continue rising, creating conditions that could accelerate price falls if those leveraged positions are hurriedly closed.

  • Hellman & Friedman set to launch huge new fund Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 PM ET
    Hellman & Friedman web page

    Large private equity firm Hellman & Friedman hopes to raise around $8.9 billion for a new investment fund starting in May, according to Bloomberg.

  • Another way investors can play the US shale boom Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation near McKittrick, Calif., March 23, 2014.

    U.S. energy independence's next phase has arrived—in the form of infrastructure development fueled by billions in private capital.

  • KKR seeks $2 billion for infrastructure fund: Report Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 3:47 PM ET
    Henry Kravis, co-founder of KKR

    Prominent private equity firm KKR is seeking $2 billion for a fund to make global infrastructure investments, according to Bloomberg.

  • Fink vs Icahn: Who's right on corporate cash? Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Larry Fink and Carl Icahn.

    BlackRock chief Larry Fink thinks companies should focus more on long-term results while Carl Icahn is more "short-termist." Who's right?

  • Rich candidate's dilemma: Romney slip-ups Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 8:21 AM ET
    Bruce Rauner talks with reporters after voting in the Illinois primary on March 18, 2014 in Winnetka.

    Former private equity exec Bruce Rauner is trying to win the blue-state governorship of Illinois by avoiding Romney's mistakes in 2012.

  • Private equity pro: 'There may be some bubbles' Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group Co-Founder & Managing Director.

    Valuations may not make sense, but Silicon Valley's boom powers an industry unique to the US, Carlyle Group's CEO tells CNBC.

  • Cramer slams PE firms, while Carlyle boss counters Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    David Rubenstein and Jim Cramer

    Sarcastically calling private equity firms "everything other than Mother Teresa," CNBC's Jim Cramer took PE firms to task on Friday.

  • Rubenstein: Tax everyone the same     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, shares his thoughts on proposed changes in the carried interest tax.

  • So, what does private equity do?     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    The Carlyle Group's Mary Petrovich, Tom Rabaut, and David Rubenstein, provide an inside look at the world of private equity. We take orphan businesses, starved of capital and management talent and provide them with the "adrenaline" to grow.

  • David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, shares his thoughts on investing in new technology and explains why his firm does not engage in venture capital projects.

  • Private equity eyes emerging market plays     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    I think three percent growth is not unrealistic this year, says David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, sharing his outlook on the U.S. economy and where he is seeing the best investment opportunities.

  • Apollo Global President Marc Spilker to step down Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Private equity firm Apollo Global Management said Marc Spilker would step down as president and member of the executive committee.

  • Airbnb in advanced financing talks: Report Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Airbnb webpage

    Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb is in talks with private equity firms, according to a report.

  • Housing loses 'big pop': Blackstone's Schwarzman Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP

    Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman tells CNBC why his firm plans to slow down its real estate purchases after spending billions in the sector.

  • Self-made billionaire's quest for value     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    I'm doing more building than buying these days, says Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners CEO sharing insight on where she is building value across companies. Also Tilton weighs in on the growing cost of health care and the problem with the "permanently unemployed."

  • Russia 'hard place' for PE: Blackstone CEO     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group CEO, shares his thoughts on investing in Russia. We've looked but we haven't found anything at this point, says Schwarzman.

  • Housing's big pop is out: Blackstone CEO     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group CEO, shares his thoughts on the housing sector and explains why he is cashing in on profits now. For us an exposure in the $7-$8 billion range is big enough.