Friday, 27 March 2015
Last updated 33 min ago
Mar 12 2010 | 8:08am ET
Quadrangle Group co-founder Steven Rattner is in talks with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to settle his role in a pay-to-play probe of the state’s largest public pension fund.
Rattner, who until the summer served as President Barack Obama’s top adviser on restructuring the U.S. auto industry, has not been charged with any wrongdoing. Cuomo yesterday called his probe of Rattner and Quadrangle an “ongoing matter.”
Quadrangle paid about $1.1 million in allegedly bogus finder-fees to Henry Morris, the top political consultant to former New York Comptroller Alan Hevesi, whose office oversees the New York State Common Retirement Fund. In exchange for the alleged kickbacks, Morris had the pension fund invest $100 million in the private equity firm.
Quandrangle was also involved in the distribution of a movie produced by the brother of David Loglisci, the former Common Retirement Fund chief investment officer, who pleaded guilty this week to involvement in the scam.
Morris has pleaded not guilty.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…