Tags: Castle Harlan, John Castle, Kennedys, Palm Beach, real estate
Do you find yourself among the hordes of New York hedge fund managers that Floridians say are moving to Florida? Looking for a suitable base in the new Greenwich, Palm Beach? Maybe something not-quite-Rosensteinesque, but with a little something extra? Something presidential, perhaps?
If so, you’re in luck: One New York private-equity guy who thinks Palm Beach is a great place to visit but no place to live is cashing out of a little piece of Camelot: the former home of bootlegger, insider-trader, inaugural SEC chairman, presidential and senatorial father, and all-around Renaissance man Joe Kennedy. Read more »
Tags: Florida, Hedge Funds, Palm Beach
It’s true, according to a county official, two hedge fund service providers based there and the New York Post.
An increasing number of financial firms, especially private equity and hedge funds, are fed up with New York’s sky-high city and state tax rates and are relocating to the business-friendly climate in Florida’s Palm Beach County.
And they’re being welcomed with open arms — officials in Palm Beach recently opened an entire office dedicated to luring finance hot shots down south.
But wait, you say: Didn’t another Rupert Murdoch newspaper recently tell me that all of the hot young hedge funds want to be in New York because lazy institutional investors aren’t interested in driving to Connecticut (or, presumably, flying to Florida) to meet with them? And wasn’t that story backed up with statistics and interviews with several actual hedge fund managers? Read more »