Write-Offs: 04.20.12

$$$ Hedge funds would prefer it if banks would warehouse more tail risk and charge less for it [DealBook, earlier]

$$$ But corporate debt issuers don’t have much to complain about re: Volcker [DealBook, earlier]

$$$ IMF secures $430bn to boost firepower [FT]

$$$ How Much Money You Need To Realistically Recreate The Scrooge McDuck ‘Gold Coin Swim’ [The Billfold, alternate view, neither is persuasive]

$$$ How would you like to be a high frequency trading quant in Chicago? [DBCC]

$$$ Investigators said the 18-, 20- and 21-year-old suspects, whose names weren’t released, broke into the Sea World in Main Beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast after it closed Saturday, swam in the dolphin enclosure and made off with Dirk, a 7-year-old fairy penguin, The Australian Eye reported Friday. Police said the penguin was recovered, tired but unharmed, after a couple saw him in a shallow estuary Sunday. … [T]he penguin appeared to have been chased out of the water by an animal that may have been a shark and was then chased on land by a dog. [UPI]

$$$ France: Where Freemasons Are Still Feared [BW]

$$$ But why would you fire even one person by email? [BW]

$$$ Rapper 50 Cent converted into Malaysian currency [Language Log]

$$$ Biz Markie Is an ‘Avid’ Barbie Collector, Possible Hoarder [Gawker]

$$$ Romney Says He’s Never Eaten Anything Unusual [DI]

$$$ John Carney met a girl who can match spreadsheet guy at color-coding; “dark orange means, in her words, ‘obviously we b**ged.’” [NetNet, earlier]

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  1. Posted by AIG Quant via LEH | April 20, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    " Police said the penguin was recovered, tired but unharmed "

    Where can I get some of that sweet Penguin action? I want to expand my horizons!

    Dennis Kneale

  2. Posted by Guest | April 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Is it just me, or is it fucking impressive that a penguin could escape the pursuit of both a shark and a dog?

  3. Posted by trojan_ | April 20, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    that crew from Madagascar really got its shit together