When responding to a question from Bloomberg regarding recent allegations of collusion by private-equity companies, Blackstone president Tony James called the claims "a bunch of malarkey."

Anand Chokkavelu and Matt Koppenheffer determine this is much ado about nothing and is no doubt a direct cause of the fact that we're in an election season. Investors would do well to dismiss these allegations as well. See more in the following video.

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