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"Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis runs for NYC mayor


Famous for providing escorts to Eliott Spitzer, Davis started her career in the hedge fund industry.

   Kristin Davis (Photo: Andrew Reid)
Sure, Kristin Davis went to prison for running a multimillion-dollar prostitution ring. But parts of her background and platform line up well with many in the hedge fund industry.

"I recognize that hedge funds are a large part of the financial market and have the capability to influence market conditions," Davis tells Absolute Return. "As Mayor, I would want to work with the hedge funds to ensure compliance with SEC rules and to find a level of transparency that works for the funds and their investors