Archive for March 2010

  • 31 Mar 2010 at 6:00 PM

Write-Offs: 03.31.10

$$$ Swiss Move Closer to Releasing UBS Names [NYT]

$$$ Former BofA CEO Lewis Not Looking to Settle Civil Charges [FBN]

$$$ Dylan Ratigan Looking To Sell [Daily Intel]

$$$ Merrill Ends Deutsche Bank Suit Alleging Heaton Hired in Raid of Bankers [Bloomberg]

  • 31 Mar 2010 at 5:45 PM

Citadel To Acquire Soleil Securities?

Allegedly, there’s a possibility. From the mailbag: Read more »

This doesn’t affect you people directly so much as it will potentially affect me but I just want to put it out there that the news New York Deputy Mayor Edward Skyler has accepted a job at Citigroup as executive vice president of global public affairs has me supremely amped. And not just because he’ll do right by Mr. Vikram, but also because of this:

Mr. Skyler, recruited by the city Parks Department from the University of Pennsylvania, was just 28 when the mayor made him his press secretary. In that job, he fiercely protected Mr. Bloomberg’s image, flashing anger and unleashing expletives at reporters.

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Today the Journal has a story examining the effects of absentee CEOs, particularly those running some of our nation’s shittiest bailed out companies. Though there is the argument that these firms will never learn to stand on their own feet unless we stop coddling them, some feel the absence of daddy chief execs hurts employee morale, and so on and so forth. What does AIG commander-in-chief Robert Benmosche have to say about that? Shove it up your ass. As previously stated by Bobby himself, he can do just as good a job remotely in Croatia, where he has grapes to tend to and the finest bathrooms money can buy to take advantage of as he can in lower Manhattan. Also? He’ll be damned if he’s gonna fork over extra money to the government when Ken Feinberg is already raping his employees blind. Read more »

If you haven’t already invested your $1,000 with Bernett Diversified Global Fund and are looking to get in the game, take two to consider Dubai Shariah Asset Management‘s Kauthar Commodity Fund, which is opening its doors for the first time since launching last year. Here are the relevant deets: Read more »

Two months ago, in light of the possibility that the majority of your bonuses would be paid out in stock this year, Smith & Wollensky took out the following ad in the New York Times. Read more »

  • 31 Mar 2010 at 1:15 PM

Fox Developing Movie Based On E*Trade Baby

Please let what has the potential to be the worst film of the year have a part for Linday “Whore Baby” Lohan, involving her substance (milk) abuse problem.

Sanclemente Valencia

Have you been looking to jump ship but not yet found a shop well-suited to your needs and interests? Have you considered becoming a “model-mule”? It’s a booming field and you should get in when there are still openings available.

Sexy and daring women are appearing on most-wanted lists in the United States, Mexico and Colombia or are awaiting trial on charges of trafficking large quantities of cocaine. In some cases, these were women leading a lives of luxury and tranquility who suddenly found themselves forced to assume the day-to-day tasks of a narcotrafficking organization after the deaths or arrests of their husbands or brothers.

In other instances, the women gradually earned the respect of drug traffickers, often after showing an aptitude for financial management and money laundering, a former Colombian drug lord explained.

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