Summit Notebook

Being socially responsible investor in the Gulf

October 26, 2009

Socially responsible investing, which takes into account social, environmental and governance risks, is arguably still in its infancy in the Gulf, where the enormous wealth created by hydrocarbons sometimes flows into extravagant projects like an indoor ski resort.

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Diamonds in the rough

October 1, 2009

Diamond pictureSomewhere out there are ailing companies in need of a turnaround specialist. These experts -- also known as company doctors -- parachute into troubled businesses to turn their business around.

Signs of life in Japanese private equity

July 7, 2009

The conventional wisdom is that private equity is comatose in Japan, at best, with some major firms leaving Tokyo, deal numbers sliding and even old Japan hands like Advantage Partners seen as looking to exit mature investments.

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Counting sheep

March 26, 2009

By Lorraine Turner

 

Speakers at the Reuters Hedge Fund and Private Equity summit this week were asked "what keeps you awake at night" and the answers were wide-ranging, from "my 7-week old daughter" to "the next meteorite".

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Watch Pi Capital CEO David Giampaolo give his investment outlook

March 25, 2009

Giampaolo was speaking today at the London leg of the Reuters Hedge Fund and Private Equity Summit.

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Watch hedge fund manager Colin McLean give his market outlook

March 25, 2009

McLean was speaking today at London leg of the Reuters Hedge Fund and Private Equity Summit.

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An unpleasant prospect

March 24, 2009

rtxd578There's no shortage of ill will towards bankers at the moment.

But some executives in the private equity and hedge funds industries feel they are getting beaten with the same stick by politicians and the public, despite feeling relatively blameless in this crisis.

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$3 trillion of hedge fund talent? “Absolute nonsense!”

March 23, 2009

The once-booming hedge fund industry has shrunk rapidly over the past 9 months to roughly $1-$1.4 trillion, as investors have pulled out their cash following some pretty lacklustre returns.

Audio – And then there were two?

March 2, 2009

Priceline.com CEO Jeff Boyd told the Reuters Travel and Leisure Summit in New York that he thinks that at least two out of the four players in the online travel sector – Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia – could be in a position for either an IPO or a sale once the economy turns up.

Young minds, old bodies offer private equity opportunities

November 4, 2008

Healthcare and education offer a new frontier for Middle
East private equity firms as they take advantage of dramatic
demographic changes in the region.