Friday, 19 September 2014
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May 29 2012 | 1:29pm ET by Deirdre Brennan
Wall Street, which four years ago gave President Barack Obama almost twice as much as it did his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain, has to date given $8.5 million to Mitt Romney's campaign to unseat the president this time around. By contrast, Obama himself has received just $3 million from financial industry donors.
Romney's so-called Super PAC, Restore Our Future, has raised $43.2 million—and at least $13.5 million of that total has come from people or organizations tied to the alternative investments industry. Some of the biggest names in hedge funds have given the group at least $1 million, including Julian Robertson, Paul Singer, John Paulson and Renaissance Technologies co-CEO Robert Mercer.
Starting tomorrow, we are taking an in-depth look at these and other hedge fund managers, private equity executives and their less glamorous but equally powerful Wall Street counterparts. We’ve sifted though tax returns, financial disclosure documents and donor lists to discover who is supporting Romney and who is backing Obama—why, and for how much.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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