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  • 'Investors aren't focused on the long term'

    George Young, portfolio manager at Villere Balanced Fund, says it's important for investors to remember "this isn't gambling, it's investing."

  • '2015 was an interesting year'

    Patrick Siewert, MD of the Carlyle Group and YPO member, says the company was more focused on exiting than investing in 2015 because of market frothiness.

  • Look at dollar-denominated assets: Investor

    David Schiegoleit, MD of investments at the U.S. Bank Wealth Management, says investors outside the U.S. should look at dollar-denominated assets that could benefit if the yuan falls.

  • A portrait taken on May 13, 1983 shows British singer David Bowie during a press conference at the 36th Cannes Film Festival.

    David Bowie's creativity rocked the the financial world, when the artist created a new type of bond, FT reports.

  • What is the PBOC trying to do?

    China's central bank is trying to manage both its currency and its domestic liquidity conditions, explains Mark Jolley, senior equity analyst at CCB International Securities.

  • Here's why US markets may do well this year

    Based on past statistics, U.S. markets have performed reasonably well in the run up to presidential elections, explains Sean Darby, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies.

  • Betting on pre-IPO companies

    Manny Fernandez, DreamFunded CEO, weighs in on Silicon Valley's private tech stock market that connects angel investors with private markets through an equity crowdfunding platform.

  • Private equity has become a ‘sophisticated animal’

    Stewart Licudi, head of European financial sponsors at William Blair, looks at the current trends in private equity and what will perform well in 2016.

  • Tax inversions not a simple story: Scott Sperling

    Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, weighs in on American companies that relocate their corporate headquarters to another country to escape paying higher taxes in the U.S.

  • Pulse of M&A: Scott Sperling

    Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, provides perspective on the broader M&A market and possible merger between DuPont and Dow Chemical.

  • Unicorn

    The venture capital industry in this region is spawning a new generation of high-tech superstars rivaling Silicon Valley.

  • Avon headquarters in New York.

    Avon is in talks to sell its North American business and an equity stake to private equity firm Cerberus, Dow Jones reported.

  • A billboard for Yahoo in Washington, D.C.

    Once a highly coveted mate, Yahoo might be on the market once again. But this time, there's baggage.

  • Is Uber overvalued?

    James Gautrey, portfolio manager and global sector specialist in technology for Schroders, says an Uber IPO is highly likely and thinks it is worth its $50 billion valuation.

  • The future of dating technology

    Steve Pammenter, co-founder of Venntro, says there is not a private equity bubble in dating technology companies, as shares in Math Group (owners of Match.com) jumped on its market debut.

  • What's the outlook for the IPO market?

    Graham McDonald, head of private equity at Aberdeen Asset Management, explains how a Federal Reserve rate rise or further ECB stimulus could affect the IPO market.

  • Market correction coming: Blackstone

    The markets are fully valued here, says Tony James, Blackstone president & COO, discussing where he sees the markets headed. Also David Calhoun, Blackstone head of private equity, weighs in on the pulse of the private equity market.

  • Private equity still an attractive place: Pro

    Craig Bondy, GTCR managing director, discusses his strategy to sell into the rally, and weighs in on the evolving private equity landscape. Also Bondy shares his thoughts on "shakiness" in the high-yield bond market.

  • HSBC: We're cautious on India

    Herald van der Linde, head of equity strategy for Asia Pacific at HSBC, says Chinese markets are a better bet, as reforms in India have hit a snag.

  • Which sectors should investors look at in China?

    Jason Low, equity strategist at DBS Private Bank, thinks investors should look the banks, which are are trading at five times P/E multiples and offering 6-7% dividend yields.