Charlie Gasparino: Larry Fink Wants A Piece Of Tim Geithner

According to CG, there's a desk at BlackRock waiting for the former Treasury Secretary when he's ready.
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According to CG, there's a desk at BlackRock waiting for the former Treasury Secretary when he's ready.

Geithner has recently held a series of meetings with BlackRock chief executive Laurence Fink, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter. Although no specific job at the big money management firm has been discussed, Fink and Geithner discussed possible future employment, these people say. Geithner is currently a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; he has told people he plans to remain at the council and write his book at least for most of the next year. But after that, Geithner has told people he’s keeping his options open, including taking a job in the private sector...people who know Geithner say he’s also leaving his options open for a possible role in government, such as replacing Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman.

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