Private equity, an investing trade plied by 4,500 firms with $3 trillion in assets, is bracing for a shakeout that’s been brewing since the collapse of credit markets choked off a record leveraged-buyout binge.
The federal investigation of insider trading by SAC Capital Advisors LP and its founder, Steven A. Cohen, has been hampered by a lack of extensive e-mail evidence. One reason: During the period of time at the heart of the probe, July 2008, SAC automatically deleted its e-mails.
Shutting Barclays' tax avoidance unit will take up to 10 years as legacy schemes run their course, it has emerged as the new chief executive sets out five principles to govern the bank's new approach.
Barclays is ordering temporary workers to establish themselves as VAT-registered company contractors in a tactic that has been labelled an "extremely cynical ploy" to avoid paying national insurance contributions (NICs).
Blackstone Group has hired Anthony Maniscalco to help run a new business that will buy stakes in hedge-fund managers, said three people familiar with the plans, as the firm tackles an investing area where institutions such as Goldman Sachs have had mixed results.
Most investors in Bernie Madoff's epic Ponzi scheme initially assumed they had lost everything. But a new distribution announced Tuesday by court-appointed trustee Irving Picard will bring the total amount returned to investors past $5 billion for the first time.
Ali Far, a former Galleon Group LLC fund manager, was spared a prison sentence after giving prosecutors 'substantial assistance' by secretly recording conversations with the fund’s co-founder Raj Rajaratnam and three other insider traders.
BlackRock has announced that Gary S. Shedlin, a long-time strategic and financial advisor to BlackRock, will join the Firm as Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.
This guy needs to deliver, and the clock is already ticking.
Carsten Kengeter, the former CEO of UBS Investment Bank, is set to leave in a management shake-up of the bank’s non-core unit created a few months ago to wind down large parts of its debt trading business.
Standard Chartered and Societe Generale are among four banks added to a suit by investors claiming banks manipulated the $5.3tril a day foreign-exchange market.
A hedge fund manager appointed to the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee (MPC) has succumbed to pressure about potential conflicts of interest by severing financial links with his former employer.
Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay around $270m to settle a lawsuit by investors who claimed the bank misled them about the safety of billions of dollars worth of residential mortgage-backed securities, two people familiar with the case said.