The Washington, D.C., private-equity firm currently manages around $169 billion, up from $106.7 billion at the end of 2010.That's a charitable characterization for a financial paper. Carlyle's AUM is down from $202.7 billion in Q2 2014. Of the last 9 quarters Carlyle's AUM had but one slight uptick. Seven were declines of roughly $2 billion or more.
Update 11-13-16: WSJ reported Carlyle lost $400 million from its investment in a Moroccan oil refinery. The loss came through Carlyle's Vermillion hedge fund. The report said Carlyle's overall hedge fund business declined from nearly $15 billion in Q3 2014 to $1 billion. That's a free fall.
Update 3-7-17: Carlyle is in court asking Lloyd's of London to pay up for the stolen Moroccan oil.