Among those donating only to Mr. Kerry's campaign are Morgan Stanley Chairman Richard Fisher and chief economist Byron Wien; Citigroup Vice Chairman Louis Susman; and CSFB Managing Director Gary Balter.
Employees from the private equity firm Apollo Group, New York, also donated only to the Kerry campaign, with Chairman Leon Black listed as one of the contributors.
And employees of Boston Capital Co., Boston, are only supporting Massachusetts' favorite son. Jeffrey Goldstein, chief operating officer, and John P. Manning, president, were listed as two contributors to the Kerry campaign.
Lazard Freres & Co., New York, is the only major financial services firm whose employees donated only to the Kerry campaign, for a total of $12,500. Although he is not listed among the contributors, Lazard CEO Bruce Wasserstein is known as a prominent Democratic supporter.
The 10 firms whose employees gave money to both the Bush and Kerry campaigns are:
-- Goldman Sachs, which gave $282,725 to Mr. Bush and $68,750 to Mr. Kerry;
-- UBS Americas, New York, $358,850 to Mr. Bush and $33,800 to Mr. Kerry;
-- Morgan Stanley, $177,075 to Mr. Bush and $40,000 to Mr. Kerry;
-- CSFB, $251,750 to Mr. Bush and $22,650 to Mr. Kerry;
-- Bear Stearns, $231,500 to Mr. Bush and $27,000 to Mr. Kerry;
-- Blackstone Group, $101,750 to Mr. Bush and $16,500 to Mr. Kerry;
-- Citigroup, $65,650 to Mr. Bush and $30,150 to Mr. Kerry;
-- Lehman Brothers, gave $231,500 to Mr. Bush and $20,500 to Mr. Kerry;
-- Fidelity Investments, Boston, $72,508 to Mr. Bush and $13,150 to Mr. Kerry; and
-- Cendant Corp., New York, which gave $86,550 to Mr. Bush and $16,350 to Mr. Kerry.
Joseph Rice III is included on the list of Bush contributors from Blackstone, but firm spokesman John Ford said Mr. Rice —chairman and CEO of the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc., New York — has no formal relationship with the firm.
And while others might not be listed among direct contributors to the campaigns, their influence is felt in other ways.
Stanley O'Neal, CEO of Merrill Lynch, is not listed among the contributors but co-hosted a fund-raiser for President Bush in June, acknowledged Mark Herr, Merrill Lynch general counsel. That event raised $4 million.
Although the Hennessee Group, New York, a hedge fund firm, has no one listed as a contributor to the Bush campaign, CEO Lee Hennessee hosted a Bush fund-raiser on March 11. Asked why she supported Mr. Bush, she replied through an e-mail that "the current group is not unfavorable to hedge funds" and that she "lives in New York City and making a change in national defense is like hopping from a well-built boat into a canoe."
Although employees of Atalanta/Sosnoff Capital Corp., a New York-based money management firm, are not listed as a contributors to either campaign, Chairman Martin Sosnoff is a major fund-raiser for Mr. Kerry. He admitted that it can be a little lonely to be a Kerry supporter in the financial services industry because "most of my friends are Republicans."
However, he's a strict Democrat and said his fund raising for Mr. Kerry "is fairly significant and it will continue. My wife and I will be busy calling people and meeting with people.
"I think he's going to make a great president."