from Ralph L Schlosstein profile in the Financial Times:
Born: February 17 1951, Philadelphia Education: 1972 Graduates, cum laude, from Denison University with a BA in economics. 1974 Completes coursework for a Masters of Public Policy at the University of Pittsburgh, but did not complete degree Career: 1974-77 Economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee 1977 Deputy to the assistant secretary of the Treasury department 1977-81 Associate director of the White House domestic policy staff 1981-88 Managing director at Lehman Brothers 1988 Co-founds BlackRock 2008 Leaves BlackRock to set up High View 2009 Joins Evercore as chief executive Interests: Cooking for family and friends; dining out at local favourites - Cafe Boulud, Caravaggio or the Mark. Fly-fishing trips with Glenn H Hutchins, co-founder of Silver Lake, Robert E Rubin, the former Treasury secretary, and Roger C Altman
Kent Conrad gets deficit advice from Rubin: "The former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, who I think has, from all observers, gotten very high grades for the economic policy that he pursued as secretary of the treasury under the Clinton years, has called me several times in the last years warning about his concern about the long-term growth of debt and what it could mean for interest rates." http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/p...
Social Security Looters: Ann M Fudge, one of Obama's appointees to the Debt Commission, is on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, which is currently co-chaired by Rubin and previously by Peterson
Linda Robertson, former Enron lobbyist and assistant to Rubin and Summers at Treasury, became a senior adviser to the Fed in July. She's advising on "strategic planning and day-to-day issues involving their interactions with the Congress".