Posts Tagged ‘Carlyle Group’

Bullish Bets, More Money: That’s PE

November 20, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Someone once described private equity as a call (more…)

Citadel on Listed PE Bandwagon

March 18, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Publicly traded private equity is a growing presence in hedge fund (more…)

Investors Examine Each Other

March 16, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

Fund clients are showing greater concern about fellow clients. This is a consequence  of the redemption frenzy of 2008-2009, when some investors withdrew from funds in a bad market because they had an urgent need for money, often to meet margin calls. This forced funds to sell at losses that could have been avoided by waiting. Other investors were harmed. Many managers suspended redemptions.

“The investor base is very important to us,” says Lorrie Landis managing director of credit investments at Tulane University. “We want funds to be very stable, don’t want to be hurt by whatever is going on with another investor.”

Fund managers also are paying more attention to the kinds of clients they get.  Suzanne Murphy, head of strategic development at credit fund manager Claren Road Asset Management, said Claren Road’s investors used to be almost all a single type—95% were funds of funds. (more…)