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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.
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.
Equities are still the place to be, says Shawn Matthews, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO, sharing his outlook on the markets for 2014.
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.
JPMorgan is an incredible money machine, says David Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, discussing the big bank's earnings after paying "roughly $23 billion" in fines.
Jason Haft, principal consultant at Investran, says that private equity firms need to improve data collection and dissemination to respond to investors' demands.
Mark Martiak, Premier Wealth Management senior wealth strategist, and Kelly Campbell, Campbell Wealth Management CEO, discuss market liquidity and if now is the time for investors to move into illiquid assets.
Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, explains his underweight call on the U.S. and the Japanese equity markets for 2014.
Investors are hurting their long-term returns by focusing too much on assets they can liquidate quickly, according to a new report.
Apollo Global Management has completed fundraising for its latest private equity fund, amassing $17.5 billion from investors.
Bob Partridge, Private Equity Leader, Asia-Pacific at EY, sees high confidence in the private equity market coming into 2014.