Posts tagged ‘Private equity’

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Hedge Funds in the Doldrums

The deflating effects of underperformance and overregulation

Warren Buffet’s wager with Protégé Partners epitomizes the gloom hovering over the hedge fund industry.  In 2008, the Oracle of Omaha bet the New York-based fund-of-funds $1 million that index funds would outperform hedge funds over the next 10 years. 

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Rebalancing Bonuses, for Goodness Sake

Now where are the ‘animal spirits’ going to go?

Deutsche Bank just took its most daring step yet to reprogram its workforce.  It adopted a policy denying the bank’s top-performing traders plum promotions and fat bonuses if they’re deemed to be “disruptive” or non-team players.  

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Lifting the Lid on Private Equity

Who knew what PE managers were hiding from their investors?

Are private equity documents so opaque that even sophisticated investors couldn’t possibly figure out how much PE firms actually earn (or save) from their portfolio companies?

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Targeting Private Equity

Are 2 & 20 just not enough?

Are private equity types any different from hedge funders?

The SEC apparently doesn’t think so and, after excoriating the latter for flagrant securities law violations, the regulators are now training their sights on the former.