Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Jan 2 2007 | 10:23am ET
Big-name private equity firms have recently formed the Private Equity Council, a Washington, D.C.-based association whose purpose will be to conduct research and provide information about the industry to policy makers. The association will strive to explain what private equity is, how it operates and the increasingly important role this alternative asset class plays in the U.S. and global economy.
Douglas Lowenstein, current president of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade association representing the U.S. video game industry, was selected by the group as president and CEO of PEC. Lowenstein will assume his new responsibilities in February 2007, when PEC’s operations formally commence.
PEC’s membership list includes Apollo Management, Bain Capital, The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Hellman & Friedman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, Silver Lake Partners, Texas Pacific Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
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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