equity equity  /ˈɛ kwə ti/


  1. (n) the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
  2. (n) the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
  3. (n) conformity with rules or standards


  1. The other day I was honored to receive the first-ever Maxwell Smart Prize for Mediocrity in Financial Journalism, from the private-equity blog Going Private.
  2. With Blackstone's expected IPO, the magic of private equity will be available to all.
  3. A flurry of private-equity players are turning to IPOs to capture what they believe could be the biggest buying bonanza of troubled real estate assets since the early 1990s.


  1. Ben Bernanke threatens private equity

    Private equity's refinancing 'fun' may be coming to an end.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. JPMorgan's private equity unit to become independent

    (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said its private equity unit, One Equity Partners, will become independent from the bank and raise future funds from an external group of partners. One Equity will continue to make direct investments for the bank for an interim period and still manage the existing group of portfolio companies for it. One Equity currently manages about $4.5 billion in investments ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Equity Residential Declares Second Quarter Dividends

    Equity Residential today announced that its Board of Trustees declared dividends on the company’s common and preferred shares. A common share dividend of $0.40 per shar
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "The demand for housing seems to have weakened further," Mr Bernanke said, while "a number of factors, including higher oil prices, lower equity prices, and softening home values, seem likely to weigh on consumer spending as we move into...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "Consistent with the legislation, any equity the government purchases through a broadly available equity program would be on a non-voting basis, except with respect to the market-standard terms to protect our rights as investors," Paulson said.
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Reuters UK

  3. "We didn't reach this decision lightly; after all, we had a fair amount of brand equity tied up in our old name," Schmidt added. "But the more we surfed around (the former) Topeka's municipal Web site, the more kinship we felt with this fine...
    on Apr 1, 2010 By: Eric Schmidt Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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