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The 2017 Pension Political Power 25: Anthony Scaramucci

No. 9. Anthony Scaramucci, Founder SkyBridge Capital

  • By Peter Vasiliev

9. Anthony Scaramucci
Founder
SkyBridge Capital

In an April 2016 op-ed for Institutional Investor, SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci warned that the U.S. was in the midst of “a retirement crisis” and argued for a drastic overhaul of the pension system, modeled on Australia’s superannuation funds. “The question is whether in this toxic political environment our elected officials will do anything about the problem,” Scaramucci opined. Now, as an adviser to President Donald Trump, the Mooch, 53, is in a position to get some answers. In his II op-ed he laid out an ambitious policy agenda that includes raising the retirement age for Social Security from 66 to 70 and reducing benefits for wealthier individuals. He also called for employers to set up retirement programs in exchange for union concessions on defined contribution pension liabilities. To make America great again, Scaramucci wants to make it Australia. — Jess Delaney


The 2017 Pension Political Power 25

1. Andy Puzder
Secretary of Labor
2. Bruce Rauner
Governor of Illinois
3. Betsy DeVos
Secretary of Education
4. Laura & John Arnold
Founders,
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
5. Steven Mnuchin
Secretary of the Treasury
6. Wilbur Ross
Secretary of Commerce
7. Tani Cantil-Sakauye
California Chief Justice
8. Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House
9. Anthony Scaramucci
Founder, SkyBridge Capital
10. Kevin de León
California State Senator and President Pro Tempore
11. Mike Enzi
Chairman, Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
12. Steve Sweeney
President,
New Jersey State Senate
13. Jerry Brown
Governor of California
14. Corey Lewandowski
Co-founder, Avenue Strategies
15. Paul Singer
President,
Elliott Management Corp.
16. Randel Johnson
Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
17. Joe Manchin
U.S. Senator
18. Kenneth Feinberg
Founder and managingpartner, Feinberg Rozen
19. Scott Walker
Governor of Wisconsin
20. Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO
21. Mike Rawlings
Mayor of Dallas
22. Elizabeth Warren
U.S. Senator
23. Kent Mason
Partner,
Davis & Harman
24. Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senator
25. Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers

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