September 2010

  • News

    Caption Contest Monday

    Brooklyn Meets Berkshire [TRB] Warren Watch: Power Trio Talks Turkey [Omaha]

    / Sep 20, 2010 at 3:20 PM
  • News

    Layoffs Watch ’10: BofA Merrill Lynch

    According to Charlie Gasparino, those losing their jobs are miffed about getting cut prior to bonus season, if you can believe that.

    / Sep 20, 2010 at 3:10 PM
  • News

    Bar Car Regulars May Need To Make Alternative Plans For Tall Boy Consumption Tonight

    “All train traffic in and out of Grand Central Terminal has been suspended, after a fire broke out underneath the 138th Street Bridge, which is owned by Metro-North and which carries all four Metro-North tracks. Officials said they believed that a wooden pier beneath the bridge that serves as a bumper for ships caught fire […]

    / Sep 20, 2010 at 12:32 PM
  • News

    Obama In The House

    11:57: According to CNBC, the prez is still in make-up. 12:02: And we’re off. 12:05: Will they deviate from the script? Will there be any outbursts from the audience? Will Kudlow emerge from the shadows, run on stage and light himself on fire? 12:10: Lady with two kids in private school is “tired of defending” […]

    / Sep 20, 2010 at 11:55 AM
  • News

    Opening Bell: 09.20.10

    Wall Street’s Engines Of Profit Are Slowing Down (NYT) While the numbers will not be known until after the third quarter ends and financial companies begin reporting earnings in October, the pace of trading this summer was slow even by normal summer standards. Trading in shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange was down […]

    / Sep 20, 2010 at 7:45 AM
  • News

    Write-Offs: 09.17.10

    $$$ Is Shia LaBeouf an Immortal, Shapeshifting Clone? [Gawker] $$$ Wall Street Profits Off Madoff Misery [FBN] $$$ Goldman’s Woman Problem [TDB]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 6:00 PM
  • News

    Ken Griffin Showing Potential Investors How Much He Cares

    There are people, let’s just call them ingrates, who were Citadel investors during the annus motherfucking horribilis that shall not speak its name who would like you to think that Ken Griffin doesn’t care about his clients. There are other people, let’s just call them schmucks, who were not Citadel investors at that time and […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM
  • News

    Goldman Sachs Sets Up New Offices For De-Partnered Employees?

    “This shanty appeared today at the front of the Javits center entry, not sure why/what for. There’s a fashion show next week and people are setting up for that, doubt it’s related though. Any ideas? Off-site boardroom?”

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 5:24 PM
  • News

    Emma Lasry Explains “Closet Bitch”

    “It wasn’t meant to be like, one of these songs that showcases your voice,” she told Daily Intel of her debut track, the video for which she’s removed from YouTube. Also: “Everyone assumes I don’t do anything and I just spend my father’s money. My dad does investing for a living, so he’s like, ‘You’re […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 3:50 PM
  • News

    At Least One Person Would Like To See Tim Geithner Do Porn

    Earlier today on CNBC, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus pitched a new TV series. “Take Timothy Geithner and put him in a new reality show,” Marcus told Squawk Box. “It’s called ‘Timothy Geithner Does Small Business’, something like ‘Debbie Does Dallas’, and it ends up the same way,” he said. ”Basically, what they [the government] […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 3:14 PM
  • News

    Jimmy Cayne Pleased To Hear Word Of Ex-Bear Co-President Warren Spector’s Possible Love Of Obama/Dudes

    As you may have heard, Charlie Gasparino’s latest book is out October 5. It’s called “Bought And Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street.” As you may have also heard, Jimmy Cayne is a major fan of describing every one of his opponents as a homosexual. The former Bear Stearns CEO […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM
  • News

    FYI, Dennis Kneale Has Not Yet Left The Building, Says Dennis Kneale

    Earlier this morning it was reported that CNBC’s Dennis Kneale, he of digital dickweed fame, would be parting ways with the network after his current contract expires in the next few weeks (apparently CNBC is unwilling to increase is current salary of around $500,000/year). I don’t know if it’s because a building manager got wind […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 12:42 PM
  • News

    Protest At UBS?

    Unclear on the details but according to our photog, the people out front of the bank’s building on 299 Park “are waving the flag of Tibet and holding signs that say something belongs in China.”

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 11:29 AM
  • News

    Where Did Russian Spy Anna Chapman Drink In NYC? What Was It Like To Party With Her? How Was She Like In Bed?

    The Upper East Side, “fun” and “very good,” according to Russel T, who’s featured in a segment called “Anna’s Admirer’s Speak Out.” The forty year-old club promoter, restaurant owner, co-owner of a tequila brand and self-described “BFF” of Anna Chapman, with whom Russ went out with “twice a week” when she was in the states […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 11:26 AM
  • MBAs, News

    Degree From Harvard Business School Hot New Accessory For Budding Fashionistas

    Time was, the MBA candidates at Harvard were by and large white boys of debatable attractiveness looking for a cushy gig at Goldman upon graduation. Those guys are still there. But know who else is too? Chicks! Good looking ones! Who don’t give a rat’s ass about working on Wall Street. What praytell are they […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 10:51 AM
  • News

    Lisa Marie Falcone: “I Do What I Want”

    Gang. Yesterday afternoon I had to cut out early to see a friend up in Wall Street North. Fine. Except that it resulted in me missing the release of THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD. Naturally, I speak of the latest Lisa Marie Falcone profile. But it’s okay. Like LMF, this thing exists on another plane, […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM
  • News

    Opening Bell: 09.17.10

    Hedge Fund Managers Set Up For Second Acts (NYT) After shutting his giant fund following a humbling loss, Mr. Pallotta, the money manager who is an owner of the Boston Celtics, is doing what hedge fund types do in tough times: he is opening a new fund. “Will it be easy for him to raise […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 8:57 AM
  • News

    Woman Suing Goldman Sachs For Discrimination On The Golf Course

    As discussed yesterday, three former employees of Goldman Sachs have filed suit against the bank alleging that it discriminates against females when it comes to pay, promotions and other opportunities within the firm. They also noted that there just generally seem to be a lack of respect for women there. And not just a lack […]

    / Sep 16, 2010 at 2:42 PM
  • News

    Things A Li’L Wet At JPMorgan Today

    “Water pipe burst on London JPM trading floor at 10 Aldemanbury this morning. Not good.”

    / Sep 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM
  • News

    Confidential To Any Hedge Fund Managers Looking To Distract Clients From Dismals Returns At Next Investor Dinner

    And/or just get people to say “this fund goes the extra mile.” Get in touch with this guy.

    / Sep 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM
  • News

    Want To Send Your New Spouse A Message Via Cake?

    Hey lovebirds! Anyone getting married soon? Want to communicate something to your new husband or wife? Want it to be, “I work all the time and I’ll pencil you in when I can” and/or “I hate you”? Might we suggest the the following?

    / Sep 16, 2010 at 12:25 PM
  • News

    Anyone Ex-Lehman Employees Have Something You’d Like To Say To Dick Fuld?

    Geoffrey Raymond, the greatest artist of our time is releasing the Liquidated Fuld and has requested annotations. If you’re not a former Lehman employee but still have something you’d like to get off your chest, feel free, Raymond only asks that ex-Brothers identify themselves as such so that he can put their love notes in […]

    / Sep 16, 2010 at 11:30 AM
  • News

    Opening Bell: 09.16.10

    Goldman Sachs Fund of Ex-Prop Traders Said to Return 3% in 2010 (Bloomberg) Goldman Sachs proprietary traders who created a hedge fund within the firm in 2007 have generated a return of about 3 percent this year, beating the industry average, people briefed on the gain said. Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, composed of former employees […]

    / Sep 16, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  • News

    Write-Offs: 09.15.10

    $$$ Roubini Says Fed Policy Easing Will Be “Too Little, Too Late” [Bloomberg] $$$ Travelling through China with the Universal Travel Group: fly from Beijing to Yichang – pick up your tickets at Shenzhen airport! [Bronte Capital] $$$ Obama Said To Consider Placing Warren At Treasury [Bloomberg]

    / Sep 15, 2010 at 5:30 PM
  • News

    George Soros Kinda “Meh” On The Economy

    “If I had to sum it up in one word, I would say: ‘blah.’ It may slip into double-dip (recession) or it may not, but it is going to slow down. There is no question in my mind because the stimulus is running out, and there is great resistance to any further stimulus.” [Reuters]

    / Sep 15, 2010 at 3:45 PM
  • News

    Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Recruiters “Get” Youth

    Admittedly the idea to convey the image of a “cool” investment banker by putting him on a skateboard was a bit of a miss but making the event a tailgate, before this weekend’s Duke v Alabama game? Inspired.

    / Sep 15, 2010 at 3:20 PM
  • News

    Billionaire Vernon Hill Pioneering Customer Service, Pet Insurance

    Are you a man or woman of refined taste based in the UK? Have you been looking for a new bank and require the following: * A grand opening that involve waitresses toting giant trays of ice cream, batons, “dancers sporting vermilion fright wigs parading on stilts,” white balloons embossed with the legend JOIN THE […]

    / Sep 15, 2010 at 2:48 PM
  • News

    What’s The First Thought That Pops Into Your Head When Looking At This Guy?

    For trader Dennis Herrera, left, when he gazes at himself in the mirror it’s “epitome of Wall Street.” His brother Nelson, center, and broheim Scott Levine, right, would probably concur but what do we think? First glance. First thought. Go. Prep, Prep, Hooray! [NYP]

    / Sep 15, 2010 at 2:04 PM

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