Democratic leadership hasn't abandoned pushing for Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners to become Secretary of the Treasury under President Donald Trump, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Minerd, the managing partner, chairman of investments and global chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners, was among people who were being considered by Democratic leadership for the Treasury job before the election if Hillary Clinton had won, according to the person familiar.
Even though Clinton lost, Democrats haven't abandoned their support of Minerd for the role, on the grounds that Minerd, a moderate Republican, has qualities that may be appealing even in a Trump administration, the source said.
Ivy McLemore, a spokesman for Guggenheim, said he wasn't in a position to confirm or deny the story. The Trump campaign didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Guggenheim Partners has $250 billion in assets under management.
On Thursday, CNBC reported that JPMorgan (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon is being considered by Trump advisers for Treasury Secretary.
Dimon said at the Economic Club of Washington in September that he would not be interested in becoming Treasury Secretary.