Investing Private Equity

More

  • 2016: Good year for private equity investors?

    Private equity investment usually thrives during periods of extraordinary volatility, and it’s likely we will see this trend continue throughout 2016, says Donald Gogel, Clayton Dubilier & Rice chairman & CEO.

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Equity funds that can profit from both rising and falling markets and rivals betting on macroeconomic trends are expected to outperform in 2016, a Deutsche Bank survey of investors managing $2.1 trillion in assets showed. On a regional basis, 57 percent of investors felt western Europe would be in their three best-performing regions, followed...

  • Vivina Berla: Frontier markets tend to be more volatile

    Vivina Berla, co-managing partner at Sarona, says the lack of liquidity in frontier markets leads to volatility.

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Hedge funds have taken an increasingly nuanced position on oil prices since the start of the year, becoming more bearish towards U.S. crude but bullish towards Brent. The latest data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and exchanges show hedge funds and other money managers running near record long and short positions in oil...

  • Feb 22- Alternative asset manager Carlyle Group LP said on Monday it would shut its hedge fund-of-funds manager Diversified Global Asset Management Corp, two years after it added the unit to its investment platform. Toronto- based DGAM, which manages funds that invest in other hedge funds, had more than $6 billion in managed and advised assets as of April 30, 2015.

  • Feb 19- FelCor Lodging Trust Inc said it had agreed with activist hedge fund Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC to appoint two independent directors to the real estate investment trust's board. Land and Buildings, run by former Citigroup REIT analyst Jonathan Litt, owned a 2.12 percent stake in FelCor as of Dec. 31 and was its tenth biggest shareholder,...

  • Citadel, run by Kenneth Griffin, cut analysts, associates and portfolio managers at its Surveyor Capital arm in the last weeks, the sources said. In January Citadel promoted Todd Barker, who had co-headed Citadel's equity business in San Francisco, to head Surveyor, replacing Jon Venetos, the unit's long-time chief. The layoffs came as $24 billion Citadel's main...

  • Feb 17- North Dakota's energy regulator said on Wednesday he is worried about hedge funds and other investment groups buying oil assets in the state and conducts background checks on potential acquirers. Lynn Helms, head of North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources, said he is worried some buyers might have a lack of experience running oil or natural gas...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Visium Asset Management and Sand Grove Capital Management, took stakes in renewable energy company SunEdison Inc during the fourth quarter. Visium bought 1.3 million shares and Sand Grove Capital added a new position of 272,000 shares, while Adage Capital Partners bought 9.2 million shares to own...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Visium Asset Management and Sand Grove Capital Management, took stakes in embattled renewable energy company SunEdison Inc during the fourth quarter. Visium bought 1.3 million shares, Sand Grove Capital added a new position of 272,000 shares, while Adage Capital Partners bought 9.2 million...

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Valiant Capital Partners, a hedge fund with ties to renowned investor Julian Robertson that has been closed to new investments since 2012, is raising fresh capital, a person familiar with the firm's plans said. The San Francisco- based firm, which has bet heavily on technology stocks including Apple, Facebook and Amazon, wants to keep its assets near...

  • Feb 12- BlackRock Inc's $1.9 billion Obsidian hedge fund recorded losses in January, suffering its worst start to the year in its nearly 20- year history, but the fund was narrowing those losses so far in February. Through Jan. 31, the fund posted a negative 4 percent return, according to an estimate the hedge fund provided to investors, a copy of which was seen by...

  • Feb 12- BlackRock Inc's $1.9 billion Obsidian hedge fund recorded losses in January, suffering its worst start to the year in its nearly 20- year history, but the fund was narrowing those losses so far in February. Through Jan. 31, the fund posted a negative 4 percent return, according to an estimate the hedge fund provided to investors, a copy of which was obtained by...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Dozens of large U.S. hedge funds are more highly leveraged than the Third Avenue junk-bond mutual fund that collapsed last year, the federal office monitoring the financial system said on Wednesday. The Office of Financial Research analyzed quarterly reports that advisers for hedge funds with at least $500 million in assets under...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- The chief investment officer of Apex Capital is departing to launch a new technology-focused hedge fund, causing a restructuring of his old firm, according to a letter sent to Apex clients and a person familiar with the situation. That new firm is SoMa Equity Partners, and will led by current Apex chief investment officer Gil Simon.

  • EXCLUSIVE: APEX CAPITAL CIO DEPARTS TO LAUNCH TECH-FOCUSED HEDGE FUND- LETTER.

  • OIL BULL ANDY HALL'S ASTENBECK HEDGE FUND DOWN 4 PCT IN JAN, EXTENDING LAST YEAR'S 36 PCT DECLINE- INVESTOR LETTER.

  • Case for staying private

    Discussing the health of the IPO market, with CNBC's Jon Fortt, and Joe Londsdale, data analytics firm Palantir founder, and venture capital firm Formation 8 partner.

  • SAO PAULO/ NEW YORK, Feb 5- Gávea Investimentos Ltda, the hedge fund run by former Brazilian central bank president Arminio Fraga, is doubling down on contrarian bets on Mexico's currency and against Brazil's, a sign that disparities between Latin America's two biggest economies will grow faster. Gávea also kept bets against the currencies of Thailand, South...

  • EXCLUSIVE-HEDGE FUND FIRM STANDARD PACIFIC CAPITAL TO SHUT- LETTER.