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Apollo co-founder Josh Harris to step down after Athene deal

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Josh Harris, one of many co-founders of US personal fairness group Apollo International Administration, will step down from day-to-day involvement within the agency after it merges with its insurance coverage affiliate Athene, the corporate mentioned on Thursday.

Harris is a part of the triumvirate that has dominated Apollo for twenty years, alongside Leon Black and Marc Rowan. He’ll stay on its board and government committee after the transfer.

Harris will “return to his roots as an investor and entrepreneur”, Apollo mentioned in an announcement.

The transfer is because of take impact in early 2022 when the Athene deal, which is able to rework Apollo right into a $30bn monetary conglomerate, is about to shut.

Leon Black agreed to step down as Apollo’s chief government in January, after a report by the regulation agency Dechert discovered he had paid $158m to the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein over a five-year interval ending in 2017.

Rowan, the third member of the ruling trio, was appointed to replace Black as chief executive.