Sussman Sends Private Plane to Help Dying Kansas Man

Nov 19 2010 | 12:26pm ET

The man at the center of the Pacific Alternative Assets Management Co. controversy has a philanthropic side, according to the Portland Press Herald: S. Donald Sussman lent his private jet to a dying Kansas man so he could be near his young sons in Maine.

According to the paper, Sussman heard a radio story about 28-year-old Anthony Napoleone while in Maine in early October. Napoleone, who is dying of an incurable staph infection in a Kansas hospital, wanted to spend time with his sons who live with their mother in Maine.

The investment manager sent his private jet to fly Napoleone and his mother  to Maine, where both are now living with a relative.

Sussman, a founder of the multi-billion dollar hedge fund firm Paloma Partners, was an early seeder of the woman-owned Pacific Alternative Assets Management Co. A federal court judge recently ruled that Sussman’s initial $2 million investment entitles him to 40% membership in the firm—but that Sussman may have structured his investment to allow PAAMCo to claim it was woman-owned.


In Depth

Q&A: Star Mountain's Brett Hickey On Investing In 'The Growth Engine Of America'

Sep 22 2017 | 5:06pm ET

Lower middle-market companies form the economic fabric of the nation, but they can...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Don’t Overlook These 6 Hybrid Cloud Concerns

Sep 14 2017 | 6:27pm ET

Cloud-based technology solutions have made tremendous inroads into the alternative...

 

From the current issue of

With NFL season on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at our Fantasy Football value picks. Last year, we nailed it on Drew Brees, Jordan Howard, Frank Gore and Dwayne Allen. We missed pretty badly on Duke Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Mohammed Sanu and Eli Manning.