Looking back on the start of Serengeti and Obama's hedge fund boosters


Absolute Return also revisits Occupy Wall Street delivering a check to John Paulson's door.

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>> Hedge fund executives topped the list of Obama boosters, as key supporters included David Shaw, founder of D. E. Shaw & Co. and Orin Kramer of Boston Provident.

Another who has taken public positions this year in support of the incumbent Democrat has been newly-retired Farallon Capital Management founder Tom Steyer, who spoke at Obama's convention last month. Grosvenor Capital Management CEO Michael Sacks and Avenue Capital founder Marc Lasry are also listed by the Center for Responsive Politics as top Obama bundlers.

Other institutions, such as Goldman Sachs and fund of funds