A couple of interesting articles in the news recently about private equity’s role in financial institutions:

1.  The Federal Reserve is pondering the role of private equity firms investments in big banks.

2.  TPG is facing some blowback after pulling out of a bank deal in the UK.

In the midst of a bear market, recession, and trying economic times, it will be interesting to see how the times redefine the roles of different market players, especially private equity firms.  You know I will be watching…