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Lehman's Dick Fuld expanding into p-e offerings, hedge funds

November 6, 2017

Richard "Dick" Fuld, who led Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. as it collapsed, said his asset management firm is rebranding and expanding into private equity offerings and a hedge-fund strategy. Matrix Private Capital Group, which was known as...

Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners buys stake in HighTower

October 25, 2017

This story has been updated with comments from industry consultants and additional quotes from Elliot Weissbluth. HighTower has announced plans to sell a "significant stake" of its sprawling advisory business to private-equity investor Thomas...

Wealthy families are winning deals away from private equity

October 20, 2017

Michael Gottdenker glimpsed the future over a bowl of pasta earlier this year, and he liked what he saw. The chief executive officer of Hargray Communications, a telecommunications company servicing South Carolina and Georgia, was having lunch...

Private equity eyes advisory firms, but at what cost?

October 18, 2017

Private equity investors have their eyes on the financial advice market, but there's a debate brewing among industry executives over the merits of using that private capital. "Here's a news flash, Charlie: the independent space has been discovered....

Private-equity giants start targeting wealthy advisory clients

October 17, 2017

Big Wall Street banks have come to rely on their money-management units as pots of gold in uncertain times for trading revenues. Morgan Stanley is a perfect example; it reported earnings on Tuesday that highlighted its wealth management as a...

Rich times embolden private equity dealmakers to fly solo

September 6, 2017

In his almost two decades at KKR & Co., Adam Clammer helped lead some of its bigger investments in technology, such as Go Daddy and NXP Semiconductors. Then, he got the itch to do what a lot of his peers are doing: to go out on his own. With...

Private equity investors zero in on the RIA business

August 9, 2017

Private equity has discovered the financial advice industry, which can represent a whole new set of opportunities — and challenges — for advisory firms. "The appeal for us is, it provides some capital to help us continue to grow," said Scott...

Best- and worst-performing equity mutual funds

May 14, 2017

LARGE CAP GROWTH Top 10 Portfolio net assets ($M) 1-year return 3-year return 5-year return Expense ratio* USAA Nasdaq-100 Index Fund (USNQX) $1,253.60 23.95% 16.07% 16.65% 0.57% Morgan Stanley Inst Portfolio I (MSEQX) $3,362.30 23.14% 12.71%...

Diverse asset management firms are hard to find

May 3, 2017

If you're looking for diversity in asset management – whether it's by gender or race – you're going to have to look pretty hard to find it, according to a study commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The research looked...

Getting mom and pop investors into private equity proves to be an elusive goal

April 21, 2017

Private equity firms are good at solving complex problems. What's stumping them? Normal people. Five years ago, Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein predicted a future where ordinary savers would be able to invest in private equity, an industry...

Listed funds offer access to private equity with liquidity

April 10, 2017

Investing in private equity can be like diving for pearls: incredibly rewarding, as long as you don't mind exhausting work and large amounts of risk. But a handful of mutual funds can give you exposure to the private equity market without as...

Equity ETFs ranked by Q4 2016 performance

January 22, 2017

Ranked by quarterly returns Name/ticker 3-month return 1-year return Net assets ($M) Expense ratio* 3-month average daily volume 1 SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) 32.02% 34.83% $3,556.8 0.35% 7,010,512 2 SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) 30.76% 30.75%...

Fidelity's billionaire Johnson family vs. the average investor

October 6, 2016

Fidelity Investment's private venture capital business gets called out for lining the pockets of the company's close-knit ownership circle at the expense of ordinary mutual fund shareholders. The Johnson clan gets richer. In the race to the...

Raymond James gains alternative investments with Alex. Brown deal

September 6, 2016

Raymond James Financial Inc. has completed its purchase of Deutsche Bank AG's U.S. private client unit, Alex. Brown, opening up a new offering of sophisticated investments for the brokerage firm. The deal, which was completed Monday, will give...

Carlyle Group, KKR and other private equity firms target individual investors with interval funds

June 23, 2016

The powerful appeal of private equity investments has helped some of the biggest names in the space quietly move down market with products aimed specifically at individual investors, which presents some new challenges and opportunities for financial...

Understanding private equity investing

May 27, 2016

The nation's biggest pension fund, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, better known as CalPERS, publicly disclosed last year that it has paid more than $3 billion in performance fees to private equity managers over the past 17...

Advisers take heed: Investment crowdfunding coming soon to a client near you

March 16, 2016

The investment crowdfunding space is virtually falling over itself in celebration of Legion M, a startup entertainment company that plans to sell private equity stakes to retail investors for a little as $100. Financial advisers should be paying...

Dislocations give alt funds a chance to shine

February 14, 2016

Stock market volatility that has been giving investors and financial advisers so much angst over the past several weeks is having an entirely different effect on those who subscribe to the virtues of alternative-strategy mutual funds. While...

What we'll remember about the markets in 2015

December 29, 2015

Reflecting on 2015, I'm inclined to dub it the year of “It's about time.” After years of taunting and teasing, the Federal Reserve finally pulled the trigger in December with the most hyped 25-basis-point interest-rate hike in history, leading...

Third Avenue rattles the junk bond market

December 14, 2015

Third Avenue Management's unprecedented move last week of blocking investor redemptions from its junk-bond fund has clearly rattled the bond markets, but it doesn't mean this is the end of days for fixed income investors. Try not to freak out...

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