Former Guggenheim President Todd Boehly Is Growing His Investment Empire, From the Dodgers to Collateralized Loans
April 13, 2019 by Mary Childs
Todd Boehly’s visit to Topeka, Kan., wasn’t going as planned.
It was one of his earlier trips in his negotiations to buy life insurer Security Benefit, but one dark morning in 2010 after his cab dropped him off, he found that the doors of his hotel did not open. The front desk was empty, his cab gone.
A managing partner of the investment firm Guggenheim Partners, he walked across the highway to another hotel and took its last available room. But it reeked of smoke. So, wrapping himself in the hotel sheets, he walked outside to a park bench, laid down, and closed his eyes. That didn’t work either, so he went to Security Benefit’s offices at 5 a.m. and waited outside for it to open.
On his next trip Boehly (pronounced “BO-lee”) stayed at the Eldridge Hotel, a 30-minute drive away in Lawrence, for a more reliable outcome.