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(BLM) (Bloomberg) – Hellman and Friedman’s $11 billion deal for Ultimate Software Group is the latest mega buyout that shows private equity firms are (...)

Oaktree founder and billionaire  investor Howard Marks: “When there’s too much money around, it creates really bad things.” Photograph:   Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Private equity groups are lowering their standards over investment choices, raising money too easily and paying record prices in a shift that will lea(...)

Would you stay working if you had your own Mary Poppins? Private equity firms certainly hope so, as they are now offering to fly au pairs with professional mothers and their children on business trips.

Private equity groups are introducing new policies to try to retain female staff — from flying nannies to offering to freeze eggs for free — in a sec(...)

emerging and European markets have essentially gone nowhere over the last decade, during which time US stocks have doubled. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Every trader knows you should buy the dips in a bull market, but what if stocks never dip?  StockTake has previously noted the S&P 500’s big(...)