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  kevin kevin  

@rjgwood financial and especially family ties would be very interesting...

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin I am thinking of any potential financial ties...just interesting to me to see that many on the bench are pro-business..so curious...

  kevin kevin  

@rjgwood not that I know of. Sounds like a worthwhile project!

rjgwood rjgwood  

Has anyone done the Friends of Angelo list? Curious...

rjgwood rjgwood  

socialsecurity Hi all...after having to take an unplanned hiatus, I am back on the trail!

rjgwood rjgwood  

The Apollo companies are a tangled web...

  kevin kevin  

@rjgwood cool...SEC Edgar is a great resource! http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin I found a great document - the Realogy Company's annual report filled with the SEC...a small section of which outlines the relationship between some of these companies....Leon Black's Apollo being one of them...

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin my sense is that Apollo is heavily invested in biotechnology and real estate development - two areas that seem to be so complex that it is pretty easy to hoodwink analysts who evaluate portfolios...

  kevin kevin  

@rjgwood feel free to research those two as well...@Priscilla was looking at Leon Black, maybe you two can coordinate, or she can move on to someone else? Any sense of where Apollo is invested?

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin - I would like to work on others, such as Steven Cohen & Leon Black, both of whom I am coming into a lot of information regarding as I research Michael Milken...I do see that there are analysts assigned to them already, however...

  kevin kevin  

@rjgwood awesome!! are there bubble barons closely linked to Milken that you'd also like to "adopt"? let me know if so...I know you're research has been looping some of them in.

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin love that open secrets cross-analysis...just did it for Mike Milken, and LA Pac came up...looked into LA Pac, and low and behold...key Milken associates are contributors...love it!

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin Yesterday I downloaded the 990s for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. I am going to do that for each foundation that he is involved...

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin it is a good site for the nuts and bolts of who and what...there is a lot of cronies of both Milken & Cohen associated with firms that pushed a lot of the manipulations...however, I have not seen a smoking gun at this point. Further, it could be that these practices were just so rampant that "everyone was doing it" was the mantra of the time...

  kevin kevin  

@rjgwood they are highly researched. I think some of the analysis is a bit off. For instance, what's said in this article about Cohen and Milken being at the center of the Wall Street empire:



“It’s Steven Cohen and Mike Milken, though I’ve never said that to a reporter,” says Patrick Byrne, Overstock’s CEO.

http://www.observer.com/2010/media/shooti...



Seems a little unhinged (granted, the author could be misrepresenting these individuals and their arguments).

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin they are high quality researched articles...they do a great job, and I'm happy to translate what they are doing onto Little Sis...throughout their works, they also have links to primary sources...

  kevin kevin  

@rjgwood ok, great that you're cross checking! they must put a lot of effort into their research.

rjgwood rjgwood  

@kevin I have been doing a lot of cross checking on this source, and while I notice some leaps, there is a lot of good info that is backed up in SEC papers, NY Times info, other financial publications, etc....

rjgwood rjgwood  

@WileECoyote - Precisely