As part of its 4Q and full-year 2015 financial results, The Carlyle Group reported a net income loss of $2.9 million, or 4¢ per share, in the three months ended December 31, 2015. The firm had profited with $16.3 million, or 23¢ per share, in the same period during 2014. Management pointed to volatility stemming from “energy, China and credit,” even as commitments out of sovereign wealth funds remain robust. Co-founder and CEO David Rubenstein also unveiled plans for an up to $200 million buyback of the firm’s public equity. This represents roughly 20% of the firm’s public float, a far more aggressive repurchase than the program recently announced by rival Apollo Global Management.