Unclear but, based on recent reports, very possible. If you can come up with another idea re: how the “intimidating Cohen has become even more intimidating” in the wake of MartomaGate, we’re all ears.

Cohen and his top lieutenants have been trying to calm SAC employees, telling analysts and traders who work for SAC that Cohen is confident he has done nothing wrong, according to a person familiar with the matter, who is not authorized to speak publicly about the case. SAC received a Wells Notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission in November, but no charges have been filed against Cohen. Nonetheless, the atmosphere in the firm’s offices—hardly a bastion of good cheer, even under the best of circumstances—is described as tense, with the intimidating Cohen even more intimidating than usual.

What We Know About Trading At SAC Capital [Bloomberg BusinessWeek]

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  1. Posted by InfiniteGuest | December 18, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Perhaps he turned the heat down a few degrees and sits silently in the middle of the floor in a wife beater t-shirt swilling PBR without apparent irony, he had his chest hair braided and gilded, and put some new art on the walls –really edgy stuff, for a change, the kind that challenges your good taste.

    A little "gaslighting" goes a long way.

    Maybe it's more subtle. A cold, emotionally distant stare. Eye rolling, tongue-clucking demonstrations of impatience. That sort of thing.

  2. Posted by Guest | December 18, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    I would pay anything for Stevie to tie me up and repeatedly kick me in the grundle.


  3. Posted by Scarface | December 19, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    All he needs to do is set some 7-figure legal bills out in the open, with a note stating that if anyone feels uncomfortable working there, they are welcome to pay these future bills themselves out of CT State Unemployment comp.

  4. Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    These days at SAC, Steve's been sharpening a tooth brush and just looking for the first chance to shiv someone. He want to practice a little bit before he runs into Mathew Martoma in the showers. Or the hallway. Or the Hamptons. Or where ever….

  5. Posted by Max | December 19, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Steve must be finally seeing that Shrink that all of his employees have to visit. Love it when you can ask a 3rd party to be OK and it be granted, but that always happens when cash is exchanged for "listening services"

  6. Posted by Max | December 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    They don't give you toothbrushes at Low Income Facilities, they brush your teeth for you while they also give you a shave. Rich people still don't have to do anything in prison but ring for the guard/servant/butler.

    As always, nothing but the finest foods that make a 4 star hotel look cheap. Truffles, caviar, lobster-bisque.

    When they get out of jail, they refer it to coming back from a holiday.

  7. Posted by Guesticle | December 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    A few tips: 1. Tin foil hats are not "in" this season; 2. Your doctor lied when he told you that you should go off of your meds.

  8. Posted by guest | December 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    so no stamford strip club after the christmas party this year?

    -new & terrified SAC analyst

  9. Posted by Title Loans | September 30, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    I dont see anything wrong with what he has done and after reading this article i feel much better about the situation. Trying to calm your employees by ;trying to them to prevent a catastrophe is not a bad move and smart in my opinion. Walter White did this many times to calm over situations and get things done that needed to get done right?

  10. Posted by Title Loans | September 30, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    sounds like you have some experience with this?