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May 24 2011 | 12:14pm ET
BlackRock has launched a new direct private equity business, hiring the team behind Merrill Lynch's p.e. effort.
The firm said that Nathan Thorne, George Bitar and Mandy Puri joined as managing directors and will lead its new global private equity group. All three were instrumental in the launch of Merrill's private equity business in 1994.
The three will report to Matthew Botein, head of BlackRock Alternative Investors.
"As Matt and his team have worked to round-out our alternative offerings, we recognized that this particular business was the most important gap in the alternatives portfolio and one in which we have a clear competitive advantage," Robert Kapito, president of BlackRock, said.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...