Need to meet Dan Vene, CEO, iCapital Network

One difficulty in raising capital is the inefficiency of the private fund marketplace, said Dan Vene, the chief executive of iCapital Network, a fledgling website that seeks to provide a matchmaking service—and more—to firms and their investors.

Carlyle touts energy, geographic funds

The Carlyle Group LP plans to build on energy funds to power its fundraising in 2014, co-founder David M. Rubenstein told analysts Wednesday on a call to discuss the firm’s fourth quarter earnings.