Write-Offs: 10.05.12

$$$ Lehman Units Settle $38 Billion in Claims [WSJ]

$$$ When will PE firms exit from all their “golden age” buyouts? [Fortune]

$$$ Hedge funds love affair with leverage still on hiatus, for now [Reuters]

$$$ Russian cyber gang said to be organizing a ‘mega heist’ of US banks [Qz]

$$$ GE Capital Said to Near Systemic-Risk Label in Review [Bloomberg, related?]

$$$ World’s Least Fun Person Removing One-of-a-Kind Slide From Apartment He Just Bought [DI]

$$$ That’s it for us today. We’ll be off for the holiday Monday, see you back here on Tuesday!

$$$ A New York multi-strat hedge fund is looking for a junior collateral manager [DBCC]

$$$ Moody’s warns on Portugal’s bailout plan [FT]

$$$ On jobs report, “what we might be seeing is an evolution of seasonal patterns — people starting school and leaving their summer gigs earlier in the summer — which has big implications for how the Labor Department digests and reports the monthly jobs data.” [Economix]

$$$ After JPMorgan, Hannam Said to Focus on Afghan Gold Mine [Bloomberg]

$$$ ‘Price is Right’ finds first male model in show history [NYP]

$$$ Is Quebec’s Stolen Maple Syrup Stashed in Stomachs? [Bloomberg]

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  1. Posted by Donny T | October 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Why is marlin wayans staring at me

  2. Posted by Guest | October 8, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Matt, we all know you're dying to post some enormous chart you've been working on despite the holiday. C'mon, let's have it already.

  3. Posted by RBS Breakfast Quant | October 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    This syrup story keeps sticking around.

  4. Posted by Giamatti | October 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.

  5. Posted by Bob McKenzie | October 8, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Holiday Monday? Are you hosers celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving too?

  6. Posted by Guest | October 8, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    What on earth do Canadians have to be thankful for? The US existing?

  7. Posted by Guest X | October 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM


  8. Posted by Guest | October 8, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    I laughed.

  9. Posted by Guest | October 8, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    What a syruptitious story.

  10. Posted by krautmick | October 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM


  11. Posted by Guest | October 8, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Montreal. 7 dollar 'contact' lapdances.

  12. Posted by guest | October 24, 2012 at 2:32 PM
  13. Posted by guest | October 24, 2012 at 2:32 PM
  14. Posted by guest | October 24, 2012 at 2:34 PM

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