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As we move into a Masters weekend, First Read has news about top performing private equity shop Vista Equity, the potential beginning of a stock market crash and J.P. Morgan’s Blythe Masters is under investigation by federal regulators.

Being a Bank Holding Company is No Fun

Pacific Investment Management Co. is raising billions of dollars for a fund that will behave similar to those managed by WL Ross & Co., the private investment firm that, since the recession’s onset, has been buying into community banks with expectations that the industry will consolidate. Like WL Ross & Co., Pimco is not going […]

Bill Gross, Angry About T-Bonds, Seeks Higher Yield

Unprecedented low interest rates could boost the LBO business by driving retail money into the kind of mutual funds that invest in leveraged finance. The thought came to mind as I read Bill Gross’s latest commentary on the economy and the markets. The co-CIO of PIMCO is not a happy camper. Gross’s monthly investment commentary, […]

PIMCO Taps Neel Kashkari

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Neel Kashkari, a former Goldman Sachs banker who ran the government’s $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, has been tapped to head Pimco’s new investment initiatives. His appointment underscores Bill Gross’ and Mohamed El-Erian’s push to deepen the firm’s products and services beyond fixed income, Pimco’s bread and butter, and into […]

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