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Fri May 10, 2019, 04:45 PM

Any of you know anything about the RDIF? (Russia)

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia's sovereign wealth fund established in June 2011 by the Russian government to make equity investments in high-growth sectors of the Russian economy. RDIF's mandate is to co-invest alongside large and sophisticated global investors, thus acting as a catalyst for foreign direct investment in Russia.[1] The CEO of RDIF is Kirill Dmitriev.


RDIF was founded in June 2011 under the leadership of both President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as part of a broader initiative to improve the investment climate of Russia and establish Moscow as an international financial center. RDIF is managed by a team of private equity investors with broad international and Russian experience.


Stephen A. Schwarzman is on it's International Advisory Board. He's also a friend of trump's and is the Chair of his Strategic and Policy Forum.

Schwarzman is also co-founder of Blackstone Group along with Pete Peterson (Lehman Brothers).

Schwarzman's son, Teddy's law firm he worked at got fined for working with Manafort......!!!

2019 — Skadden pays $4.6 million settlement to the Department of Justice over Skadden's failure to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agent Registrations Act.[15] The $4.6 million represents Skadden's fees for up to 950 hours of work with Paul Manafort and the Ukrainian government in 2012, which Skadden had initially told the Department of Justice had been billed at 100 Ukrainian hryvnias ($13) per hour.[16]


I've don't remember any news about RDIF, so my research is kind of at a stand still. I'm tired of our corporate overlords!

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Fri May 10, 2019, 04:47 PM

1. I thought it was a lesser known medical condition I'd never heard of before. n/t

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Fri May 10, 2019, 04:52 PM

2. LOL!

So did I!

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Fri May 10, 2019, 04:57 PM

3. Sticking my tongue out at the both of yens!

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Sun May 12, 2019, 09:50 PM

4. Adding info, so I can journal for further research

A new Kremlin-backed infrastructure financing entity — the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) — opens in 2011. Russians sign up several high-powered international advisors, including Schwarzman, and another Kushner lender, Leon Black of Apollo Global Management.

Putin hand-picks Kirill Dmitriev — a former Goldman Sachs banker — to run the RDIF, initially set up as a part of the VEB, a bank that will later figure in the investigation of Russian help to Trump’s campaign.

Schwarzman’s firm begins lending to the Kushner Companies. Over time, it will become one of the firm’s biggest lenders, providing more than $400 million in financing in four separate deals.

Blackstone, along with Deutsche Bank AG, provides loans for Kushner and CIM Group to purchase a Manhattan office building at 2 Rector Street.

Related: Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American and Russian, Part 1


The Kushner Companies and real estate investment firm RFR purchase five of six Jehovah’s Witnesses warehouse and printing properties in Dumbo — an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood — for $375 million, in what becomes the borough’s largest transaction of the year. Natixis Real Estate Capital loans Kushner’s consortium, which included Blackstone, $249 million to finance the deal. (Blackstone was among the undisclosed partners.)



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