Friday, 22 May 2015
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Mar 13 2014 | 10:50am ET
His approval rating may be at an all-time low, but President Barack Obama can still find substantial support on Wall Street.
The president travelled to New York on Tuesday for a fundraiser at the Manhattan home of Blackstone Group President Hamilton James. While many hedge fund managers and others on Wall Street have soured on Obama due to his support of tougher financial regulations, the president retains a core group of well-heeled supporters, many of whom paid $32,400 to attend the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event.
In addition to James, Blackstone investor relations and business development chief Bill Mulrow attended, as did Boston Provident Partners’ Orin Kramer, Eton Park Capital Management’s Eric Mindich and Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons.
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…