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Blackstone sticks with SAC Capital despite insider trading investigation

One of hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen's largest outside investors, private equity firm Blackstone Group (BX), appears inclined to keep its () with his SAC Capital Advisors, even as the U.S. government scrutinizes the fund in its ongoing insider trading probe.

Three sources said the asset management arm of Blackstone, which has $550 million invested with SAC Capital, is in no rush to redeem () from the Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund. Blackstone has had at least three discussions with the $14 billion hedge fund's executives about the insider trading investigation and talked to its own investors, which include state pension funds, endowments and wealthy individuals.

Source: Reuters

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