Leon Black has give up his management positions at Apollo World Administration, ceding energy after the funding agency he co-founded 30 years in the past grew to become overshadowed by an outcry over his ties to the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Former Securities and Alternate Fee chairman Jay Clayton will change into non-executive chairman, a task that Apollo had beforehand indicated that Black meant to maintain.
Apollo’s billionaire co-founder Marc Rowan is taking on as chief govt, as beforehand introduced.
“Time is valuable,” Black wrote in a memo to Apollo employees on Sunday.
“My spouse, Debra, misplaced an in depth member of the family to the pandemic and faces appreciable well being challenges,” he added. “I intend to deal with my very own well being points and take some private time to pursue my many pursuits away from Apollo—together with the humanities, tradition, medical analysis and philanthropy.”
Black, who co-founded Apollo in 1990, paid $158m to Epstein over a five-year interval ending in 2017, in line with a report by the legislation agency Dechert that was launched by Apollo in January.
The report discovered no proof that Black knew of Epstein’s legal actions or was concerned in them.
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