Why should unrul and uncouth Occupy Wall Street have the final word? Ranked 19th by Forbes.com on its list of the most powerful CEOs 40 years old and under, the Greenwich financier recently formed his own political action committee in a bid to reshape the regulatory landscape that he said is stunting the growth of small and mid-sized businesses, and to push for education reform in his home state of Connecticut.
Keeping America Competitive will hold its first fundraiser May 11 at the backcountry home of Tannenbaum, 40, a registered Republican who founded Fifth Street Finance Corp. when he was 27. The firm, which has offices in Greenwich, White Plains, N.Y., Chicago and Los Angeles, and is listed on the Nasdaq exchange, has $1.3 billion in assets under management.
Tannenbaum is co-hosting the $1,000-per-person inaugural fundraiser with David Einhorn, a registered Democrat and founder of the New York City hedge fund Greenlight Capital, who made headlines last year when his bid to buy a minority stake in the New York Mets fell through….Find out more at http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Greenwich-financier-starts-political-action-3482630.php