Hedge Funds

D.E. Shaw execs bolster MFA coffers


The hedge fund group D.E. Shaw has long been one of the industry's biggest contributors to political campaigns, and 2004 is shaping up to be no different. In fact, in the second half of this year, records from the Federal Election Commission show that the firm's staffers were the most generous contributors to the hedge fund industry's main advocacy group, the Managed Funds Association. D.E. Shaw staffers threw $45,000 at the MFA in the second half of 2004. The targeted money came in nine blocks of $5,000 coming from firm employees including David E. Shaw, Eric Wepsic, Suzie