Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Nov 7 2013 | 11:28am ET
Apollo Global Management's third-quarter profit has more than doubled on stronger returns and investment exits.
The New York-based private-equity giant said its net income for the quarter jumped to $192.5 million from $82.8 million on a 59% increase in revenue. Economic net income rose nearly 40% to $529 million, easily topping analysts' estimates.
Apollo's assets under management were $157 billion at the end of September. The firm raised about $3.3 billion for its eighth fund in the quarter; Apollo recently asked investors for permission to raise up to $17.5 billion for that vehicle, rather than its current $15 billion cap. The firm has about $12 billion in commitments for the fund.
Apollo has been making good on founder Leon Black's pledge to sell "everything that's not nailed down," realizing some $638.9 million in carried-interest income. And the investments the firm continues to hold also contributed to the bottom line, with an 18% return in the third quarter.
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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