Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Business
Economics

Wall Street Wins Neither With Obama Nor Romney Amid Glare

Campaign season has been rough on Wall Street, with President Barack Obama demonizing Bain Capital Partners LLC when challenger Mitt Romney was its leader, and Romney himself bringing unwanted scrutiny to private equity.

Wall Street has decided overwhelmingly to back Romney so far. The Republican has collected $9.4 million from the investment and securities industry, according to the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics. Obama has amassed $3.4 million, hurt by comments about “fat cat bankers” and an advertising campaign against Romney’s private-equity record.