Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Jul 22 2010 | 1:46pm ET
The Blackstone Group posted sharp increases in both its net loss and its adjusted profit in the second quarter, as fee-earning assets increased and performance fee revenue decreased.
The New York-based private equity giant said its quarterly loss grew by 17% to $193.3 million, even as revenue grew 35% to $552.3 million. But Blackstone said its adjusted profit—which excludes some costs from its initial public offering—rose to $205 million.
“While adverse global securities markets performance had a negative impact on performance fees in the second quarter, we continue to see signs of improvement in the fundamentals across our portfolio, which benefited the carrying values of investments in Blackstone funds particularly in real estate,” Stephen Schwarzman, CEO, said.
Fee-earning assets at the firm rose 8.5% to $101.4 million. But revenues from its private equity business fell by more than half to $83.9 million, while its real-estate group swung to $208.5 million in revenue after losing $18.9 million last year.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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