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The 2017 Pension Political Power 25: Paul Singer

< 25 Top Pension Power Players15. Paul SingerPresident,
Elliott Management Corp.

As chairman of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a free-market think tank, Paul Singer, president of hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., has been shaking up the pension world. Pensions are a big research priority for the institute, which maintains they need reforming so states and municipalities can better afford current services, including K–12 education. Pension clients are a big source of business for $28 billion-in-assets Elliott Management; Singer and other hedge fund managers who support the Manhattan Institute while managing defined benefit pension money face flak from unions. But the 72-year-old is known for his candid views on pensions, including his position that they are in far worse financial shape than the public realizes. —Julie Segal


 The 2017 Pension Political Power 25Click below to view profiles
1. Andy PuzderSecretary of Labor2. Bruce RaunerGovernor of Illinois3. Betsy DeVosSecretary of Education4. Laura & John ArnoldFounders,
Laura and John Arnold Foundation5. Steven MnuchinSecretary of the Treasury
6. Wilbur RossSecretary of Commerce7. Tani Cantil-SakauyeCalifornia Chief Justice8. Paul RyanSpeaker of the House9. Anthony ScaramucciFounder, SkyBridge Capital10. Kevin de LeónCalifornia State Senator and President Pro Tempore
11. Mike EnziChairman, Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security12. Steve SweeneyPresident,
New Jersey State Senate13. Jerry BrownGovernor of California14. Corey LewandowskiCo-founder, Avenue Strategies15. Paul SingerPresident,
Elliott Management Corp.
16. Randel JohnsonSenior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce17. Joe ManchinU.S. Senator18. Kenneth FeinbergFounder and managingpartner, Feinberg Rozen19. Scott WalkerGovernor of Wisconsin20. Richard TrumkaPresident, AFL-CIO
21. Mike RawlingsMayor of Dallas22. Elizabeth WarrenU.S. Senator23. Kent MasonPartner,
Davis & Harman24. Bernie SandersU.S. Senator25. Randi WeingartenPresident, American Federation of Teachers