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Sat Oct 7, 2017, 04:48 PM

The Hedge Funder Who Secretly Bought $1 Billion in Puerto Rican Debt Is Also a Secret Backer of Char

Billionaire hedge funder Seth Klarman is having a rough quarter. The media averse Klarman, often likened to Warren Buffet for his safe bets and low profile, has been dragged into the spotlight twice in less than a month.

First, when officials in Massachusetts forced a secretive political organization to reveal its donors, Klarman’s name topped the list. Of the more than $15 million Families for Excellent Schools spent pushing last November’s failed ballot initiative to increase the number of the state’s charter schools, $3.3 million came from Klarman, the most from any single individual. Partners at Klarman’s hedge fund the Baupost Group chipped in another $376,000, joining a who’s who of billionaires and private investors, including Alice Walton of Walmart fame and multiple partners from Mitt Romney’s former firm Bain Capital.

Then, earlier this week, The Intercept unmasked Klarman's Baupost Group as one of the largest holders of Puerto Rico’s skyrocketing public debt. The U.S. territory is reeling from a recent one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but its residents—who are U.S. citizens—have long suffered as the island’s government has struggled to pay off over $70 billion in bonds. For over a decade, infrastructure has been neglected and privatized, government employees have been laid off, and public services have been drastically cut—in May, 184 public schools were put on the chopping block. Even democracy has been taken from the people: last year, Congress gave decision-making power over the territory to an unelected board. Why? To pay back bondholders like Klarman. Using a shell company to hide that they’re profiting from this suffering, the Baupost Group owns $911 million of the island's bonds.

https://www.alternet.org/hedge-funder-puerto-rico-charter-schools


I bet one dollar that Devos pals around with this jerk


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Reply The Hedge Funder Who Secretly Bought $1 Billion in Puerto Rican Debt Is Also a Secret Backer of Char (Original post)
turbinetree Oct 2017 OP
mercuryblues Oct 2017 #1
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #2
benld74 Oct 2017 #3
Goonch Oct 2017 #4
Iggo Oct 2017 #5
They_Live Oct 2017 #8
Iggo Oct 2017 #10
They_Live Oct 2017 #12
Iggo Oct 2017 #13
They_Live Oct 2017 #14
ghostsinthemachine Oct 2017 #6
yardwork Oct 2017 #7
They_Live Oct 2017 #9
Duppers Oct 2017 #11
Duppers Oct 2017 #15

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 04:53 PM

1. 184

public schools closed. The man who makes millions from charter schools has set himself up nicely. I say PR should default on the debt he purchased. fuck him.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 04:54 PM

2. LOVERS is my belief

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:08 PM

3. No waiting in Hades for this one, front of the line

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:08 PM

4. Seth Klarman

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:41 PM

5. -ter Schools. (duh)

Phew!

That was fucking with me, probably because of the capitalization of "Char-" which had me going, "Char- what? Charlottesville? Charles? Charles who?"

Got it now. Duh.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 07:08 PM

8. Charro!

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Response to They_Live (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 07:13 PM

10. I'm an open supporter of Charro!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 07:30 PM

12. What about Charo?

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Response to They_Live (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 07:45 PM

13. I am a secret supporter of Charo.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 07:55 PM

14. Lol!

Burger King Training video. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 06:16 PM

6. Interesting, thanks for posting (NT)

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 06:52 PM

7. Kick for visibility. I HATE these people.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 07:08 PM

9. K & R

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 07:23 PM

11. Wow! Important info determining their fate.

Talk about picking bones clean.
How can these poor people survive? They've been strangled by capitalistic vultures, then by Mother Nature (enhanced by GCC), and now by TRump's FEMA.


Then Orange Shitgibbon made the claim that he's going to wipe out
P.R 's debt. Suurrre he will.
Let taxpayers pay off the vulture capitalists? Let's see that getting passed in TurtleMan's budget.

On second thought, these vultures are the mainstay of the rethug party donations/donors.




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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 08:24 PM

15. K & R

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