In this interview recorded at the New York Summit, Mr. David Rubenstein shares the main points from his presentation about private equity investments:


Mr. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. He is a 1970 graduate of Duke University and a 1973 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.

He served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the Carter Adm. Mr. Rubenstein also practiced law in both NYC and in DC. He is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Brookings Institution, & the World Economic Forum; a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; & President of the Economic Club of Washington.

Mr. Rubenstein has been a leader in the area of Patriotic Philanthropy, having made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, the Kennedy Center, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, & the National Museum of African American History and Culture, among other historic sites.

He has also provided to the U.S. government long-term loans of his rare copies of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment, & the first map of the U.S.