Dan Freed has been covering Wall Street since 2000. He has been a reporter for Wall Street Letter, BondWeek, Corporate Financing Week, Real Estate Finance & Investment, Investment Dealers' Digest and Institutional Investor magazine. He has also published freelance writing in New York Press and The New York Sun. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in English.
Buried amid the tumult surrounding General Electric's decision to exit the bulk of its financial businesses is a $28 billion insurance liability that it may not be able to unload.
A revised contract between Altisource Residential and Altisource Asset Management does not go far enough in ending their relationship with Ocwen Financial.
Debt holders claim the mortgage servicer is in default, but a big investor is uneasy about its proposed $1.3 billion acquisition by the owner of a rival.
Blackstone's IPO in June 2007 coincided with the market's crest, while competitors who went public had to wait until after the financial crisis.
The sale of Ocwen's $25 billion mortgage-servicing portfolio to Nationstar is the second such transaction between the two companies. Ocwen insists its liquidity is sufficient.
Blackstone, Carlyle and Apollo are looking to buy energy assets on the cheap, and a few options appear to be available to retail investors looking to mimic their moves.
Goldman Sachs and other banks are so heavily regulated, it is tempting to wonder whether BDCs are effectively replacing them.
Brazil's government is likely to step in to protect creditors in scandal-tainted oil giant Petrobras, say financial markets participants, though many believe the company can repair its own balance sheet.
Credit card companies are more competitive than ever, but it's hard to make money on 2% cash back.
The Brazilian oil giant has become a battleground stock like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Herbalife.
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