Madison Street Capital is a Chicago-based investment firm. The co-founders, Charles Botchway and Anthony Marsala, decided to form an investment firm in 2011, and they have enjoyed the niche they developed in the investment industry. Madison Street Capital is a merger and acquisition specialist. The firm works with small and medium size corporation in the United States as well as corporations in other countries. In 2015, Madison Street Capital closed 42 hedge fund transactions, and that was ten more than the previous year. Even though Madison Street specializes in mergers and acquisitions, they have a very profitable hedge fund.
Hedge funds have been under a microscope lately. The government, as well as everyday investors, believe that hedge funds make too much money, and they participate in questionable practices in order to make that money. Madison Street Capital investors are happy with the returns they get from the Madison Street Capital hedge fund. It is one of the funds that is producing returns that are better than the average. Most hedge funds had a difficult year in 2015 and 2016 is not much better.
But the big hedge funds are not sitting around waiting for the government to put more regulations on the industry. They are putting their money behind the candidate they believe will help them the next four years. That candidate is Hillary Clinton. According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, Hillary Clinton has received $122.7 million in donations to support her quest to be president. More than $48.5 million of that total has come from the hedge fund industry. Donald Trump has received $19,000 from hedge funds. Clinton has received $34 million more from hedge funds than the Democratic candidates received in the 2008 election.
But even though Clinton is getting the lion share of hedge fund contributions, Jed Bush would have gotten more if he was the Republican nominee. Bush received $17 million from hedge funds before he dropped out of the race. Hedge fund loyalty has shifted from the Republican side to the Democratic in order to keep Trump out of the White House.
Madison Street Capital’s hedge fund is not one of the hedge funds that is playing this political game, and that is one reason why investors in the Madison Street Capital hedge fund are satisfied with Botchway and Marsala. Both men are driven by integrity, honesty, and the desire to make money for their investors and their company. No matter who wins the election, Madison Street Capital will continue to produce excellent results.