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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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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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Profile: TPG Capital

By   /  February 10, 2014  /  Profiles, Private Equity  /  No Comments

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One of the largest and most successful private equity investment firms in the world, TPG (formerly known as Texas Pacific Group) was founded in 1992 by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William S. Price III. Spread across 18 separate private equity funds, TPG has raised more than $50 billion of investor commitments since it first […]

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Profile: James “Jim” Simons

By   /  February 10, 2014  /  Profiles, Markets, Hedge Funds  /  No Comments

James “Jim” Simons founded Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge fund firms globally, in 1982, boasting a stellar financial career from that moment. He has been nicknamed the “Quant King”, or king of quantitative trading, for his success in this market. Worth a net amount of approximately $12 billion according to Forbes, Simons retired […]

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Profile: Ray Dalio

By   /  February 5, 2014  /  Profiles, Hedge Funds  /  No Comments

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As founder of Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio is one of America’s most successful businessmen managing the world’s largest hedge fund, worth $150 billion. Reportedly, he earned an incredible $4 billion in a single year and makes frequent appearances on Time’s 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world and Bloomberg Markets’ 50 […]

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