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CalPERs paid $3.4B in private equity fees since 1990; earned $24.4B in net gains
Lack of data has been a flashpoint for a national debate over the amount of fees paid to private equity managers, given the risks and illiquidity.
Crowdfunding platform borrows a page from private equity
New fund offers 11% yield, no fees, two-year lock-up to accredited investors, but it's risky.
Calpers makes another move away from pricey investments by trimming real estate exposure
Breakfast with Benjamin: Nation's largest public pension fund trims its real estate holdings with a $3B sale.
The endless and irrelevant financial woes of presidential candidates
Breakfast with Benjamin: Presidential candidates are not always good at managing their own money, and voters don't care, or need to.
With SEC poised to expand crowdfunding rules, it's time for advisers to get up to speed
The SEC is scheduled to vote on a piece of the 2012 JOBS Act that will give retail investors access to private equity investing through crowdfunding platforms. That means challenges and opportunities lie ahead for advisers.
A 60-40 portfolio can no longer deliver growth and inflation protection, investment strategist warns
The new model includes private equity, venture capital, activist investing, gold, timber and collectibles.
Fallout at Fortress Investment Group
Breakfast with Benjamin: Top hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz (pictured) hits the bricks, and the firm is closing its flagship macro hedge fund.
Pimco builds an alternatives business as bond turmoil grabs the headlines
Unit focused on real estate and distressed debt is a bright spot in the firm's quest for profitability and growth.
Papal visits have become precursors to stock market pullbacks
Breakfast with Benjamin: Turns out, rare trips to the U.S. by a Pope have not always been good for stocks.
The next REIT privatization wave is underway
Breakfast with Benjamin: The swelling gap between public and private valuations is making REITs a sweet target.
How advisers can benefit as the cost of private-equity investing is driven down
Those who understand this emerging shift early will be well-positioned to help their clients grow their portfolios.
Lynn Tilton, the "Wonder Woman of Wall Street," goes from corporate savior to SEC target
Agency claims private equity maven defrauded investors, breached fiduciary duty. She says action is illegal and she's out to save companies, jobs.
Blackstone and BlackRock are starting to cross over into each other's bread and butter
Steve Schwarzman and Larry Fink, once partners, now vie for Wall Street dominance atop their wildly successful firms.
Private-equity investing made easy for financial advisers
Due diligence and connectivity is expected to expand the market of PE investors
Asset managers beat the bushes to woo reclusive family offices
They trot out celebrity executives, hold conferences and make sweetened investment offers to bring in private wealth to private equity.