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Mary Childs


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Mary:

Rockefeller Foundation Pours Millions of Dollars to Keep Opportunity Zones on Track

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking to guide investors toward developments that will help economically distressed areas. → Read More

David Koch Leaves Legacy of Profits and Deregulation

The billionaire industrialist and his brother for decades weaved a libertarian gospel of deregulation and free markets into the mainstream American psyche. → Read More

One Way Private-Equity Funds Can Artificially Boost Their Returns

A newish type of leverage has been growing in popularity among private-capital funds—and a new study finds that if those funds overdo it, they may be able to inflate their returns and rankings. → Read More

And the Most Aggressive Private-Equity Deal Sponsor Is...

Vista Equity Partners gets top ranking, as measured by the quality of covenants in new debt issued in the past 18 months, according to Xtract Research. → Read More

Jay Alix’s Racketeering Lawsuit Against McKinsey Was Dismissed. But the Turnaround Veteran Isn’t Giving Up.

Alix has filed a motion to disqualify McKinsey from working on the Westmoreland Coal bankruptcy case. → Read More

IPOs Depend on More Banks Than Ever. What That Means for Stocks.

The average number of lead banks running an company’s public listing has reached the highest ever, according to exclusive data from PitchBook. That reflects Wall Street’s waning influence, just as power for corporate issuers has surged. → Read More

Vanguard Funds Appear To Lose Half Their Value As Company Blames Pricing Glitch

Vanguard’s website showed huge daily losses for three big funds: Wellesley Income, Wellington, and Target Retirement Income. A spokesperson blamed faulty technology. Critics note this isn’t the first technology issue. → Read More

Assured Guaranty Buys Hedge Fund BlueMountain for $160 Million

The insurer hopes BlueMountain Capital will be the anchor of its money-management business. As part of the deal, Affiliated Managers Group is selling its stake for $91 million in cash. → Read More

Why Hedge Funds Could Find It Harder to Push Companies Into Default

Hedge funds have been using credit default swaps to “manufacture” corporate defaults. But companies are fighting back, writing new language into the documents of recent loan and bond issues. → Read More

David Einhorn Bets Against U.S. Corporate Credit as Economy Slows

Einhorn’s hedge fund Greenlight Capital acts as weakening investor protections and too-generous credit grades combine as the economy shows signs of slowing. → Read More

A Cancer-Fighting Venture-Capital Fund That Makes Its Investors Feel Good

The fund says investors get tax benefits and updates on how their “impact investing’’ is saving lives. → Read More

Jeffrey Gundlach’s DoubleLine Sees Spate of Departures

Jeffrey Gundlach’s DoubleLine Capital has seen a spate of departures in the past year, including two of its founding partners, according to people familiar with the matter. → Read More

Chris and Mary Pat Christie Team Up With Real-Estate Investment Firm for Opportunity Zone Fund

The former New Jersey Governor and his wife are teaming up with Hampshire to pour $150 million into projects in the state, particularly the low-income areas federally designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones. → Read More

Owl Rock Capital Lists Publicly-Traded Vehicle for Direct Lending

Owl Rock Capital Partners, one of the most closely watched new funds in the alternative investment industry, has listed a public vehicle for retail investors to access their direct-lending strategy. → Read More

Hedge Fund Clients Stopped Pulling Their Money in May

Hedge funds saw inflows of $800 million in May after two straight months of redemptions, according to BarclayHedge. Even so, clients pulled $151 billion for the 12 months through the end of May. → Read More

Chase Koch on Applying Market-Based Management to Social Justice Programs

Chase Koch, son of billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, launched Koch Disruptive Technologies 18 months ago. Why he’s investing in Israeli technology and lining up new partners to promote social justice programs. → Read More

After a Hospital Deregulation Win, Koch Network Aims For More

Florida hospitals are no longer bound by so-called Certificate of Need regulations. Advocates of the change say it should help lower health-care costs and expand the number of hospitals in the state. → Read More

Wayfair Workers Plan a Wednesday Walkout

Some employees of the online furniture and home-furnishings retailer are planning to protest sales to outfit a migrant detention camp and to make Wayfair create a code of ethics for B2B sales. → Read More

Pioneer of Financial Futures Now Brings You Libor Alternative—And Futures To Match

Richard Sandor has created a market for Ameribor, derived from trades between small regional American banks and other financial firms. More than $1 billion now trades daily on his American Financial Exchange. Next up, futures contracts. → Read More

2 Senators Blame TD Bank for Crisis-Era Ponzi Scheme and Demand It Aid Victims

A financial crisis-era Ponzi scheme is creating a new headache for the chief executive of Toronto-Dominion Bank, as two U.S. senators have demanded he come up with a plan to help the victims. → Read More