Jeb Bush head of new offshore fund
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a possible Republican 2016 presidential candidate, is heading up a new offshore private equity fund and has a range of other financial dealings that could open him up to campaign attacks, Bloomberg reports


Documents filed on Nov. 27 list Bush as chairman and manager of a new private equity fund, BH Global Aviation, which has raised funds mostly from foreign investors, Bloomberg reports. It incorporated in the United Kingdom and Wales, which Bloomberg reports is a structure that allows investors to avoid U.S. taxes.

There are at least two other funds that Bush has launched in the last two years, according to Bloomberg. One, BH Logistics, was founded in April with the backing of a Chinese conglomerate. 

Bush said last week that he will make a decision on a presidential run in "short order." But the new private equity dealings raise the question of whether Bush is in fact planning to run. And if he does, the funds are sure to be used as fuel for attacks.

In the 2012 campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney faced a barrage of attacks over his own work in the financial sector. 

Bush has made other moves that suggest he could be running. Last week, he voiced some of his vision for a Republican Party that is more centrist, calling on the nominee to "lose the primary to win the general" election.  

And he has already taken a shot at Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump rips Krugman, NYT after columnist writes GOP no longer believes in American values Klobuchar jokes to Cuomo: 'I feel you creeping over my shoulder' but 'not in a Trumpian manner' Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE, calling out her comment that businesses do not create jobs. Clinton later clarified that she meant lowering business taxes does not create jobs.