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Profile: The Blackstone Group

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Features, Profiles  /  No Comments

This giant is renowned throughout the financial world as a leading institution in the private equity, investment banking, financial services and alternative asset management firm. Founded in 1985 by Stephen A. Schwarzman and Peter G. Peterson with a seed capital amount of $400,000, the company is presently worth over $3.623 billion. The two founders were […]

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Cybercrime: an increasing danger for funds

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Markets, Analysis, Hedge Funds, Private Equity  /  No Comments

Financial firms have reported that fraudulent activity is becoming more and more prevalent from a cyber attack perspective. It now ranks second in terms of crime against the financial sector, according to a new report. PricewaterhouseCoopers have recently published a study confirming that cybercrime is still a pertinent problem in the financial market. According to […]

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Profile: Ken Griffin

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Features, Profiles, Hedge Funds  /  No Comments

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Kenneth (Ken) Griffin is the founder and CEO of one of the world’s most successful hedge fund and investment firms, Citadel LLC. Citadel’s group of funds has had unprecedented success, earning Griffin a reported $5.2 billion net worth. As with most hedge fund managers and the industry in general, Griffin has often shunned publicity and […]

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Why private equity firms are eyeing up PayPal

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Blog, Analysis, Private Equity  /  No Comments

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A worldwide brand like PayPal Inc is always likely to attract investors but those in the private equity game are seeing very serious competition, from other investment vehicles, for the company’s attention. It is thought this attention could well push the asset over $35 billion and therefore out of the range of most private equity […]

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Forbes announce their top five hedge fund managers

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Features, News, Lists, Markets, Hedge Funds  /  No Comments

George Soros number one hedge fund manager

While the majority of hedge fund managers prefer to keep a low profile, owing to the nature of their work and the pressures that come with it, some have achieved such unparalleled levels of success that attention is thrust upon them. Forbes recently compiled their list top hedge fund managers as part of their top […]

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