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    1. September 14, 2014

      UK study in call to unleash $1tn for social investments

      Global governments need to do more to ease the way for private-sector investments that link financial returns to social...

    2. April 14, 2014

      Cheyne Capital plans £300m impact property fund

      Cheyne Capital, one of London’s oldest hedge fund managers, is planning to raise up to £300m for a property fund that will...

    1. February 9, 2014

      Ethical standards make you a better capitalist

      “Usually when nobody has done it before and there is a lot of money to be made, it is either a stupid idea or a very good...

    2. December 5, 2013

      Autumn Statement 2013: Ronald Cohen a winner with social capital

      As a friend and financial supporter of Gordon Brown, Sir Ronald Cohen was not the most obvious person for George Osborne to...

    3. December 5, 2013

      Transatlantic shift at the top of Apax

      Apax’s partners have elected a transatlantic tandem of chief executives to succeed Martin Halusa, highlighting the...

    4. October 6, 2013

      Bridges Ventures crosses funding hurdle

      Bridges Ventures, the fund manager started by Sir Ronald Cohen to back UK private equity investments with a positive effect...

    5. June 5, 2013

      Sir Ronald Cohen interview: finance as a force for good

      Sir Ronald Cohen has seen the attitudes of the young come full circle over the course of 40 years. The chairman of Big...

    6. May 6, 2013

      The value of arts in a time of austerity

      When people who fundamentally agree purport to disagree, you have a non-debate. This was the upshot two weeks ago when Maria...

    7. May 29, 2012

      Is it worthwhile to advise the government?

      THE PROBLEM Last week the Conservative party donor and venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft found himself at the centre of a...

    8. May 10, 2012

      Guy forks out the cash for Terra Firma

      A business is plainly going through a rocky patch when the boss has to dust off his wallet to meet the payroll. Admittedly,...

    9. March 20, 2012

      Apax benefits from better European sentiment

      When Martin Halusa went tobogganing head first down the exclusive and often hazardous Cresta Run in the Swiss winter sports...

    10. March 11, 2012

      ‘Middle way’ can improve society

      There is a general consensus that capitalism produces inequality. Some people think that is inevitable and nothing can be...

    11. February 14, 2011

      EU obstacle to Big Society Bank plan

      Approval from the European Commission will be needed for the Big Society Bank to use hundreds of millions of pounds of money...

    12. January 21, 2011

      Spencer demise

      Boutique fund manager Spencer House Capital, backed by Lord Rothschild, is winding down after a turbulent few years. The...

    13. FT Alphaville

      December 20, 2010

      Apax plans €11bn fund

      Apax Partners aims to seal its position as Europe’s biggest private equity group next year by raising a new €11bn-plus...

    14. December 19, 2010

      Apax plans for €11bn buy-out fund

      Apax, led by Martin Halusa, has completed seven deals this year Apax Partners aims to cement its position as Europe’s...

    15. December 8, 2010

      Buffini launches trust to support social businesses

      Damon Buffini will today follow in the footsteps of rival private equity boss-turned-philanthropist Sir Ronald Cohen by...

    16. November 24, 2010

      Big Society lauded as investment repaid

      Bridges Ventures, the private equity firm with a social mission, will soon have repaid the government’s entire £20m ($31.6m)...

    17. September 6, 2010

      HayFin receives €450m capital injection

      The gap in the market for lending to small and medium-sized businesses has tempted Sir Ronald Cohen, Lord Rothschild and...

    18. June 14, 2010

      Apax shakes up top dealmaking team

      Apax Partners has become the latest private equity group to reshuffle its top dealmaking team as the head of its media...

    19. June 13, 2010

      Apax shakes up top dealmaking team

      Fresh look: Martin Halusa has overseen a rejuvenation of the firm’s sector teams, replacing some of the older partners with...

    20. March 19, 2010

      Bond offers return for lower offending

      Private investors who fund projects that reduce reoffending among prisoners will receive a return from the taxpayer under a...

    21. March 18, 2010

      Bond offers return for curbing reoffending

      Private investors who fund projects that reduce reoffending by ex-prisoners will receive a return from the taxpayer under a...

    22. February 24, 2010

      Tories attract double the funds raised by Labour

      New figures released on Wednesday confirmed that the Conservative party is raising vastly more money than Labour in the...

    23. February 22, 2010

      Innovative 'social loan' used to boost cause-based groups

      HCT Group, a community bus business run by a Welsh former miner, is raising £5m via a "social loan", a new form of debt...

    24. February 21, 2010

      ‘Social loan’ for cause-based groups

      HCT Group, a community bus business run by a Welsh former miner, is raising £5m via a “social loan”, a new form of debt...

    25. January 6, 2010

      Labour to forgo loans for election campaign

      Labour's general secretary has vowed to fight the general election without using any new borrowing to boost funding, in what...

    26. January 5, 2010

      Labour to forgo loans for election campaign

      Labour’s general secretary has vowed to fight the general election without using any new borrowing to boost funding, in what...

    27. December 22, 2009

      Brown attacks ‘dangers’ of Tory victory

      Gordon Brown on Tuesday put on a parade of Labour’s election armoury as he unveiled £2.25m worth of donations and ratcheted...

    28. December 11, 2009

      Nickel and dimed

      Sharp intakes of breath among social entrepreneurs. The pre-Budget report bankrolled the new Social Investment Wholesale...

    29. November 13, 2009

      Bridges Ventures dips toe into ethical property

      Bridges Ventures, the social investing venture capital firm set up by Sir Ronald Cohen, is to target the property sector...

    30. November 9, 2009

      Call centre investors seek 'social return'

      Social investors are putting £1.3m into Call Britannia, a call centre business that will give jobs to the long-term...

    31. November 9, 2009

      Call centre investors seek ‘social return’

      Social investors are putting £1.3m ($2.2m) into Call Britannia, a call centre business that will give jobs to the long-term...

    32. September 24, 2009

      Turning bankers into luvvies

      Many bankers were taken aback by the uncompromising speech at Mansion House by Financial Services Authority boss Lord...

    33. September 9, 2009

      Friend of Jacob

      Spencer House Partners - an advisory and investment management business backed by Lord Jacob Rothschild - has hired former...

    34. August 28, 2009

      Mixing money, politics and God

      Hedge fund boss Crispin Odey seems to have diversified his political support, judging by the donation list for the three...

    35. June 8, 2009

      Cambridge endowments buoy Partners

      Partners Capital, a London-based wealth manager, has signed up three new Cambridge college endowments including St John's...

    36. June 7, 2009

      Cambridge endowments buoy Partners

      Partners Capital, a London-based wealth manager, has signed up three new Cambridge college endowments including St John’s in...

    37. November 24, 2008

      Apax Partners sued by co-founder

      Apax Partners is being sued by one of its three co-founders in a dispute over how profits and fees were split on deals by...

    38. November 22, 2008

      Thanks to those who keep giving

      Much thanks was given this year by the surviving who's who of business and politics at the annual Thanksgiving lunches...

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