An increase in AUM and declining expenses support Carlyle's (CG) Q4 results. However, lower revenues are a concern.
Carlyle Group’s fundraising slowed sharply last quarter as the absence of a new chief executive deterred some investors from committing capital to the private equity group. The slowdown underlines how much is riding on Harvey Schwartz, the former Goldman Sachs chief financial officer who Carlyle named as chief executive on Monday. As well as investors’ unease over the absence of a chief executive, the downturn in global markets and an industry-wide overexposure of pensions and endowments to private equity hobbled Carlyle’s fundraising last quarter, according to people familiar with the matter.
Leadership void at private capital firm was one reason fourth quarter fundraising pulled in only $5bn