Articles by Lawrence Delevingne and Imani Moise

Holiday Parties for Health, Liability-Conscious Wall Street Firms Feature Smoothies, Yoga

Fruit smoothies may become the new martini for Wall Street holiday parties. Banking and trading firm BTIG LLC, for example, cut alcohol from its annual employee celebration on Dec. 12 at its New York offices. Instead, guests did yoga and …

Sectors Under Pressure, Such as Insurance, Remain Private Equity Targets: Apollo Exec

Private equity billionaire Joshua Harris thinks there are still plenty of undervalued companies to improve and profit from, especially away from the public markets. “Certainly, this is not a value-oriented environment,” said Harris, senior managing director of Apollo Global Management, …

Hedge Funds Invest in Reinsurance Stocks on Expected Rate Hikes in 2018

Hedge funds bought reinsurance stocks in the third quarter after prices tumbled on widespread losses after multiple hurricanes in North America, filings showed on Wednesday. Hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean in August and September are expected to …

AIG Wants to Sell $2 Billion in Life Settlements Business

American International Group Inc. wants to sell a $2 billion portfolio of life settlements that would pay out when sick or elderly customers die, two people familiar with the matter said. AIG, the largest commercial insurer in the United States …

Secret Buyer of Beechwood Assets Unveiled as Global Bankers Insurance Group

Global Bankers Insurance Group is the previously undisclosed buyer of assets from the Beechwood family of reinsurance and asset management companies, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The recent purchase by Global Bankers – a $3.5-billion, Durham, North …

Reinsurer Beechwood Seeks Buyer in Wake of Backlash Over Platinum Ties: Reuters

The Beechwood group of reinsurance companies is in talks to sell most or all of itself after a backlash from some clients due to its relationship with troubled hedge fund manager Platinum Partners, according to a person familiar with the …