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GE Capital considers offloading $1bn private equity fund stakes

23 Jan 2014

GE Capital, the financial services division of US energy group General Electric, is looking to divest up to $1bn of private equity fund stakes, according to Bloomberg.

GE Capital oversees close to $2.5bn in mid-market investments across both fund and direct strategies. It is just the latest limited partner to seek a reduction in its private equity exposure in the face of new regulation

The implementation of the Volcker Rule in the US aims to limit the amount of capital that banks are able to hold in hedge funds or private equity to no more than three per cent

US banking giant Citigroup was last year said to be winding down its alternative investments unit as part of a continued bid to reduce its exposure to these assets.

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