SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A newspaper reports that Republican Bruce Rauner’s former private equity firm set up investment funds in the Cayman Islands — including ones in which he has a personal financial interest.
The disclosure by the Chicago Sun-Times stirred up a new round of calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign for his Republican rival to fully disclose his financial holdings.
Rauner was in charge of the Chicago-based firm GTCR when it set up a dozen funds from 2009 to 2011 in the Caribbean nation known as a tax haven. The Sun-Times reports that three of those are funds in which Rauner has a personal interest, which reported earlier this month.
Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf says the investments are legal “flow-through” funds and a “common” device in investment strategy.
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