Saturday, April 28, 2012

Milken the Globe

The Milken Institute Global Conference starts this weekend in the City of Angels.  I perused the Financial Track for politicians and private equity underwriters (PEU's).

I threw in Apollo Global's Senator Evan Bayh as a bonus track.  PEU positions are occupied by many former politicians and public servants.

Last year Maria refereed a Snark Fest.  I guess that's what happens when five billionaires occupy the same stage, each with a new investment offering to push. 

Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein won't make the public dais at this year's Power PEU Platform  Rubenstein and his fellow co-founders are on a different global mission, hawking The Carlyle Group's IPO.  While Rubenstein can't make it, his wife will:

Giving a special address to Milken Globalists is President and PEU Bill Clinton.

His Clinton Global Initiative uses "a business-oriented approach worldwide" to solve pressing problems.  Clinton privatized the government security clearance function, which later enriched David Rubenstein.  Get the picture?

It's "Milkin' the Globe" time on at least two tracks.

Update 5-1-12:  Dealbook reported on the PEU session.