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Blackstone Falls to New Low as Investors Brace for Another Loss

Bloomberg – Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private-equity firm, fell to a record low in New York trading this week on concern that a rebound in leveraged buyouts will lag behind any economic recovery. “Given the economic outlook and […]

Merger-Arbitrage, Other Hedge Funds Hurt By Nixed BCE Deal

Wall Street Journal – If you thought the collapse of one of the biggest leveraged buyouts in history would be devastating for merger-arbitrage hedge funds, you’d be right. But pure merger arbitragers weren’t the only hedge funds hurt. The $41 billion […]

Hedge Funds In The Microwave

Forbes – In an op-ed in the Financial Times on Monday , I described the unraveling and demise of the shadow banking system that started with non-bank mortgage lenders, structured investment vehicles (SIVs) and conduits, major independent monoline broker dealers […]

Blackstone: $5 billion limit for LBO bank financing

Reuters – Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP’s chief operating officer said on Tuesday that the limit on bank financing for leveraged buyouts was about $5 billion. But COO Tony James said there were multiple opportunities to invest despite the […]

Jack Nash, Pioneer in Hedge Funds, Dies at 79

New York Times Blogs – Jack Nash, a former chairman of Oppenheimer & Company who helped pioneer the modern hedge fund business, died July 30 in Manhattan. He was 79. He died at Mount Sinai Medical Center after a long […]

AIG Earnings Slump on Private Equity, Hedge Funds

Bloomberg – Just when American International Group Inc. shareholders figured things couldn’t get worse at the world’s largest insurer, profit from the company’s private equity and hedge fund investments is evaporating. Earnings from so-called alternative holdings were probably close to […]

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