Ex-Silver Pointer Running For N.Y. Comptroller

Feb 17 2010 | 10:24am ET

Former Silver Point Capital partner Harry Wilson has made it official: He’s running for New York State comptroller.

Wilson, who has also done stints at private equity firms Clayton Dubilier & Rice and the Blackstone Group, has unofficially be in the race for some time. But yesterday he sent a letter to the county chairmen of both the New York Republican and Conservative parties, seeking their support.

“This is a very winnable race, and with your backing, we are going to win it,” he wrote.

Wilson has already won the backing of three Republican county chairs, including those in his native Fulton County and in Westchester County, where he now resides. In something of a coup, he’s also won the endorsement of the Rockland County GOP chair. Rockland, across the Hudson River from Westchester, is home to a potential rival for the Republican nod, County Executive Scott Vanderhoef.

If he wins the nomination, Wilson will face off against Democratic incumbent Thomas DiNapoli.


In Depth

High Time For A Cannabis Hedge Fund?

Sep 30 2014 | 7:07am ET

Launching a hedge fund is always a gamble, but Leslie Bocskor's decision to launch...

Lifestyle

Griffin Donates $1M To Rauner's Illinois Gov. Campaign

Sep 22 2014 | 9:29am ET

Hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin definitely has a dog in this fight. The Citadel...

Guest Contributor

Appraisal Ratio Key To Evaluating Hedge Funds And Other New Investments

Sep 29 2014 | 3:07pm ET

As a former finance professor Peter Hecht experiences heartburn every time he hears...

 

Videos

Editor's Note

    Must Attend Hedge Fund Charity Events For October

    Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET

    The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

September 2014 Cover

High frequency market making

High frequency trading is not evil, it is not a conspiracy and it really is not new; it is the natural evolution of the professional trading community making markets, providing liquidity and hopefully...

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.