Sunday, 29 November 2015
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Oct 18 2012 | 4:25am ET
Hedge funds and private equity funds made accounted for five of the top 10 donors to Republican Mitt Romney’s election campaign, according to federal disclosures filed Monday.
The list, compiled by Reuters, showed private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in second place, having donated $986,400.
Paul Singer’s $19 billion hedge fund Elliott Management was in fourth place, with a donation of $812,750. Moreover, Singer has personally donated another $1 million to the Romney super PAC Restore the Future, as well as giving over $220,000 to 31 Republicans across the country.
The least surprising entry in the top-10 list has to be number five: Bain Capital, Romney’s own former firm, which has donated $810,660.
Seventh place went to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital (with a donation of $706,750) and ninth place to p.e. giant the Blackstone Group (with a donation of $465,779).
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…