David Rubenstein, co-founder of the buyout firm Carlyle Group LP, said ordinary savers may someday be able to invest with firms like his, a business that so far has been limited to wealthy individuals and institutions.

Savers would be better off putting some of their retirement money into leveraged buyouts and other alternative-investing opportunities because they often produce higher returns than the public markets, Rubenstein said in an interview with Arthur Levitt that aired yesterday on Bloomberg Radio.

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