Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sixers owner invests Philly pension cash

City, unlike team, can't afford a rebuilding year.

Sixers owner invests Philly pension cash

Apollo Global Management, the hedge fund run by Josh Harris, who heads the group that owns Philadelphia's woeful NBA 76ers, is also managing $50 million in distressed-debt investment for the city's $4.3 billion pension system.

"Let's hope Philadelphia's new investments play better than Harris' weak Sixers. This city's finances can't afford a rebuilding year." Read more in my column in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer here.

Joseph N. DiStefano
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