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  • 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.

  • Hedge fund showcase event considers new Asia venue Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Anthony Scaramucci and Tony Blair at a SALT conference

    SkyBridge's SALT Las Vegas has a lagging younger sibling, SALT Singapore.

  • Obama feels the Wall Street love at swanky event Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Obama's approval rating may have hit a new low, but he still attracted big money Democrats at a fundraiser in Manhattan.

  • March 11- A former analyst for hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC was indicted in New York on Tuesday on state charges he stole information about the fund's confidential computer trading models.

  • Steven A. Cohen's SAC picks new name: Point72 Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    BOSTON, March 11- Steven A. Cohen, whose hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors pleaded guilty to insider trading, is changing the name of his firm to Point72 Asset Management as it shifts focus to managing his own assets from serving as a hedge fund for wealthy investors following an agreement with the U.S. government.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- More client-hungry hedge fund managers are looking to put their investment strategies to work in exchange-traded funds, a move that could exponentially expand their pool of investors but requires them to slash investment management fees.