Any of you know anything about the RDIF? (Russia)
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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'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. 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. As of May 2019, Skadden, along with Mercury Public Affairs and the Podesta Group, have been under investigation by the Southern District of New York (SNDY) for possible lobbying violations regarding former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
This law firm made 1 Trillion dollars in 2015, becoming the first law firm to ever make that much in a year...
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!
Side note: Schwarzman is also co-founder of Blackstone Group along with Pete Peterson (Lehman Brothers).
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 Trumps campaign.
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 Jehovahs Witnesses warehouse and printing properties in Dumbo an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood for $375 million, in what becomes the boroughs largest transaction of the year. Natixis Real Estate Capital loans Kushners consortium, which included Blackstone, $249 million to finance the deal. (Blackstone was among the undisclosed partners.)
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Trump donor, Blackstone CEO Is Driving Force Behind Amazon Deforestation
The companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans. The shipping terminal at Miritituba, deep in the Amazon in the Brazilian state of Pará, allows growers to load soybeans on barges, which will then sail to a larger port before the cargo is shipped around the world.
The Amazon terminal is run by Hidrovias do Brasil, a company that is owned in large part by Blackstone, a major U.S. investment firm. Another Blackstone company, Pátria Investimentos, owns more than 50 percent of Hidrovias, while Blackstone itself directly owns an additional roughly 10 percent stake. Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman is a close ally of Trump and has donated millions of dollars to McConnell in recent years.
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Why Yale Should Shun Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman
(Hat -tip to still one)
Calpers Top Money Man Is Swept Up in Chinese Espionage Fears
Schwarzman, Marks defend CIO Ben Meng as allegiance questioned
Niall Ferguson warned Meng of backlash amid Trump trade war
It was the kind of warning familiar to Fox viewers in the Trump era: An immigrant posed a danger to U.S. security.
Only this time, the purported threat wasnt part of an invasion from Mexico or Guatemala -- he controls the fate of the retirement investments of millions of people in California.
HOWEVER , the name to consider here is STEVE SCHWARZMAN
THIS Steve Schwarzman:
Hat tip to Budi
Trump donor (Blackstone Group) buys large stake in Ancestry.com
The Blackstone Group will buy a majority stake in the genealogy website Ancestry.com in a deal worth $4.7 billion, according to a press release published Wednesday. Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, is the worlds largest landlord and Ancestry is the worlds largest genealogy website, with over 6 billion records on family history in the U.S. alone. Ancestry also provides DNA testing and has over 18 million DNA test results in its databases.
The CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman, contributes significant sums of money to the Republican Party and has close ties to the Trump regime, serving on President Trumps business advisory council in 2017. Schwarzman previously called proposed tax hikes on businesses during the Barack Obama administration, like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939, something that he later apologized for.
Hat tip to Dem2theMax