Mick Mulvaney to start hedge fund
Former acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyMick Mulvaney to start hedge fund Fauci says positive White House task force reports don’t always match what he hears on the ground Bottom line MORE is launching a hedge fund named Exegis Capital that aims to bet on financial services stocks.
Mulvaney is starting the venture with longtime investor Andrew Wessel and the two discussed their plans in a podcast interview with S&P Global Market Intelligence released Friday.
“Politics is going to be a very turbulent thing for the near future, and I think it creates opportunities for those who understand how Washington works to provide an advantage over everybody else,” Mulvaney said.
Mulvaney, who now serves as a special envoy to Northern Ireland, served as acting White House chief of staff for over a year until he was replaced by former Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsMick Mulvaney to start hedge fund Sunday shows preview: Protests continue over shooting of Blake; coronavirus legislation talks remain at impasse Pelosi slams GOP, says .3 trillion in coronavirus relief not enough MORE (R-N.C.) in March.
In this position, envoys are allowed to hold other jobs outside of their duties as a government official, according to Politico.
Mulvaney also touted his experience as Trump’s Office of Management and Budget director and acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) during the podcast, noting that holding these positions will help him in his new endeavor.
“How the CFPB works has huge impact on lenders if you can understand things in advance, and understand how the system works,” he said. “You have to understand how Washington works.”
He said the project will kick off on Jan. 1, regardless of who wins the presidential election. Though he said he thinks Trump is “a slight favorite to win” against Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMick Mulvaney to start hedge fund Trump to visit Kenosha on Tuesday amid unrest Warner calls Intelligence chief’s decision to scale down congressional election security briefings ‘outrageous’ MORE.
“It’s going to work a certain way under a Biden administration, and I think we know how that works,” Mulvaney said. “And it’s going to work a different way under a second term of a Trump administration.”