#CEO Larry Fink @Blackrock on Short-Termism’s Relationship with #EnduringProsperity


Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, recently shared his perspective on “short-termism” as a key threat to prosperity; and suggested solutions to turn-the-tide.  Below, I expand upon Larry’s remarks posted April 2015 on McKinsey’s Insight blog. Long-Term Goals for Prosperity The basis of Larry’s argument is the United States has not realized, or has under-realized, certain long-term economic goals that are beneficial for enduring prosperity.  Essentially, the United States is leaving bigger opportunities on the table while myopically focused on a short-term outcomes.  In Larry’s perspective, key long-term goals for enduring prosperity include: 1. Educational opportunities 2. A reasonable level of healthcare 3. Secure retirement 4. … Continue reading #CEO Larry Fink @Blackrock on Short-Termism’s Relationship with #EnduringProsperity

@barronsonline 2015 World’s Best #CEO’s by Age, Market Cap, Profit Growth, & TRS


Methodology Barron’s claims that it does not use a precise formula. CEOs are selected based on the collective wisdom of Barron’s editors and writers.  One rule does exist however: CEO’s must have at least 5 years at the helm. All data as of March 21, 2015 Table 1: Barron’s CEO List by Age (ascending) Company Industry CEO Since Age Facebook Social Media, Consumer Data Mark Zuckerberg 2004 30 Google Internet search, diversified tech Larry Page 2011 41 Under Armour Athletic Apparel Kevin Plank 1996 42 Tencent Communications Ma Huateng 1997 43 Lenovo PC and smart devices Yang Yuanqing 2009 50 … Continue reading @barronsonline 2015 World’s Best #CEO’s by Age, Market Cap, Profit Growth, & TRS

#AlignedValue: Top 50 #PrivateEquity Funds ranked by AUM


 Highlights Total AUM > $1.5 trillion Top 10 AUM > $900 billion  (~60%) Top 3 AUM > $400 billion    (~28%) Data as of December 31, 2015 Rank Private Equity Firm Assets ($ millions) 1 Apollo Global Mgmt.* 149,494 2 Blackstone Group 146,000 3 Carlyle Group 123,800 4 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts 98,600 5 Ares Mgmt.* 75,200 6 Oaktree Capital 70,374 7 Fortress 67,500 8 Bain Capital 65,000 9 TPG 62,169 10 Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity) 45,000 11 Providence Equity Partners 40,000 12 Warburg Pincus 36,500 13 Advent International 32,900 14 Partners Group 32,500 15 Hamilton Lane 32,300 16 Pantheon … Continue reading #AlignedValue: Top 50 #PrivateEquity Funds ranked by AUM