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Investing Private Equity

  • Jan 30- Activist hedge fund Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC has urged real estate company Forest City Realty Trust Inc to explore "strategic options." Land and Buildings said it believed Forest City had at least 40 percent upside to its net asset value, given its "enviable" collection of high quality real estate, which includes malls, retail centers...

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Hedge funds seem to be quietly positioning for the possible imposition of a border tax adjustment on imports of crude oil into the United States. In the two weeks between Jan. 10 and Jan. 24, hedge funds added 62 million barrels of extra long positions in WTI while cutting long positions in Brent by 6 million barrels. The increased exposure to WTI...

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Hedge funds are betting heavily that crude oil markets will move into a supply deficit and start to draw down excess stockpiles in 2017.. Hedge funds and other money managers have amassed net long positions equivalent to 160 million barrels in calendar spread options on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Economist Holbrook Working explained the...

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Hedge funds are betting heavily that crude oil markets will move into a supply deficit and start to draw down excess stockpiles in 2017.. Hedge funds and other money managers have amassed net long positions equivalent to 160 million barrels in calendar spread options on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Economist Holbrook Working explained the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman, who has long courted publicity with his multibillion-dollar stock investments, took a new tack on Thursday when he shrouded his most recent bets in mystery. Ackman's $10.9 billion hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management made two bets in recent months where the firm committed more than 10...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 24- Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management LP said on Tuesday that Virtus Investment Partners Inc should fund its $513 million purchase of RidgeWorth Investment with cash to maximize returns. But the Hartford, Connecticut- based firm has yet to disclose full details on how it pay for RidgeWorth. The San Francisco- based hedge fund, founded by...

  • BOSTON, Jan 23- Smarting from its biggest-ever yearly loss, hedge fund Viking Global Investors has reordered its stock picking team and plans to invest more money in financial and consumer stocks and less in pharmaceutical stocks, its co-founder told clients. The $30 billion firm's biggest portfolio, Viking Global Equities, lost 4 percent last year, marking...

  • Investing in start-ups

    Stephen Davies, CEO at Javelin WM, talks about how the company's newly-launched private equity fund works with Startup-O to invest in start-ups.

  • 'Cautious optimism' on US-China ties

    Wei Chen, chairman at Sun Capital, says that while he's cautious about Trump's China rhetoric, the U.S. economy makes investors optimistic.

  • Powerful firms such as Citadel LLC and Millennium Management LLC charge clients for such costs through so-called "pass-through" fees, which can include everything from a new hire's deferred compensation to travel to high-end technology. Clients of losing funds last year, including those managed by Blackstone Group LP's Senfina Advisors LLC, Folger Hill...

  • Powerful firms such as Citadel LLC and Millennium Management LLC charge clients for such costs through so-called "pass-through" fees, which can include everything from a new hire's deferred compensation to travel to high-end technology. Clients of losing funds last year, including those managed by Blackstone Group LP's Senfina Advisors LLC, Folger Hill...

  • BOSTON, Jan 18- A small Boston- area hedge fund operation on Wednesday was accused of running a Ponzi scheme that included spending investor money on liquor, luxury hotels and specialty cars, according to a complaint by the top securities regulator in Massachusetts. Alleged victims of MC2 Capital of Cambridge, Massachusetts included an unnamed institutional...

  • BOSTON, Jan 18- A small Boston- area hedge fund operation on Wednesday was accused of running a Ponzi scheme that included spending investor money on liquor, luxury hotels and specialty cars, according to a complaint by the top securities regulator in Massachusetts. Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said he has moved to bar three hedge funds and...

  • SMALL BOSTON-AREA HEDGE FUNDS FACE ALLEGATIONS INVESTOR MONEY SPENT ON LIQUOR, LUXURY HOTELS AND CARS- MASSACHUSETTS REGULATOR.

  • Long-term benefits of private equity: Pro

    Stephen Pagliuca, Bain Capital, discusses the benefits of private equity and where he is seeing investment opportunities.

  • Trump is just another cycle playing out: Expert

    David Shen, MD at Olympus Capital Asia, says potential risks could bring about more opportunities for private equity investors.

  • Cycle of greed and fear alive in markets: Expert

    The private equity sector does better in times of volatility in the public markets, says Jean Salata at Baring Private Equity Asia.

  • Turning point for Japanese private equity

    Megumi Kiyozuka, CLSA Capital Partners Japan, says that PM Shinzo Abe's pro-business policies have given a boost to the PE sector.

  • Demonetization brings about level playing field: Expert

    Padmanabh Sinha, managing partner at Tata Capital, explains why he thinks demonetization will be beneficial for investors in India.

  • India's private equity market

    Demonetization is creating more opportunities for PE firms to invest in, says Jayanta Banerjee, managing partner at ASK Pravi Capital Advisors.