US financiers to meet in London for Mitt Romney fundraiser
A group of senior US financiers will tonight host a $25,000-a-plate fundraising dinner in London for US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Eric Varvel, the chief executive of Credit Suisse’ investment bank, and Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets American football team are among the guests at the event, according to Financial News.
The event is being held to coincide with the opening of the Olympic Games and will take place at an undisclosed location in London.
Other attendees include Dwight Poler, a senior figure in the European business of Bain Capital, which Mr Romney co-founded.
Karl Peterson, head of TPG Capital Europe, will also be there. He donated $2,500 to Romney’s campaign in June last year, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Executives at Barclays have reportedly donated more than $1m (£645,000) to to US Republican presidential candidate Mr Romney's election campaign. They are set to hand over more this evening.
Despite this, Cyrus Ardalan, Barclays' head of UK and European government relations, insisted the bank was not a supporter of the presidential hopeful.
"I ... would like to clarify that all political activity undertaken by Barclays' US employees, including personal fundraising for specific candidates, is done so in a personal capacity, and not on behalf of Barclays," he wrote in a letter to MPs.
"Barclays is politically non-partisan, makes no political donations nor seeks to influence the political activities of its employees."
this guy is making alot of cash and why come here ,,
the home of banking perhaps