Rubenstein Asks 10 Questions

Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein yesterday spoke at the Super Return 2008 conference in Munich, and had 10 key questions facing the private equity world. Here is his presentation:


  • Carlyle Group Presentation

  • Still can’t see it….

    I’ll still be interested on Monday, though, if it can be available.

  • [...] • In light of MF Global’s revelation of a $141.5 million loss from unauthorized trades, Dealbreaker is asking why is it that rogue traders always lose money? (Our modest answer: because profitable rogue traders get called vice president)…Remember in 2005 when a German politician labeled private-equity players locusts? Well, the question being asked at this year’s Super Returns International conference is: are bankers the new locusts? Reuter’s DealZone blog reports that according to some of the more candid speakers at the “Super Returns” conference, bankers are the bad guys, not the private-equity playersÂ…Dan Primack over at PEHub has the slideshow that Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein resented at the Super Returns conferenceÂ…Last February private equity was in. This February it is government investment funds, I mean, sovereign-wealth funds. The Guardian reports that the U.K. missed out being a part of SWF club. Also, check out this post from Christian Braun at SWFRadar, which tries to define just what these funds areÂ…Finally, this one is two days old but Deal Journal enjoyed it nonetheless. The Epicurean Dealmaker comes to the defense of investment banker compensation. [...]

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