Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Last updated 28 min ago
Jun 21 2013 | 11:25am ET
The private-equity industry is looking positively martial these days.
Less than a month after Kohlberg Kravis Roberts brought former Central Intelligence Agency director and retired General David Petraeus on board as an adviser, the Blackstone Group has done the same with retired general and former presidential candidate Wesley Clark.
Clark will advise Blackstone on energy deals and has joined the board of one of its portfolio companies, Fisterra Energy.
"Helping countries overcome their energy challenges and develop energy security is critical to economic growth and sustainable development," Clark said.
Clark served as supreme allied commander of NATO before retiring from the Army. He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president in 2004, and now runs his own consulting firm.
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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