Write-Offs: 01.11.13

$$$ Citigroup Boys’ Club Highlights Industry Gender Gap [AB]

$$$ Bernie Madoff reveals that merger arbitrage is often insider trading and other secrets of the 1980s [CNBC]

$$$ The National Futures Association is trying to figure out how to catch the next Peregrine Financial fraud by asking Peregrine Financial [WSJ]

$$$ JPMorgan Said to Face Order to Tighten Money-Laundering Controls [Bloomberg]

$$$ You can email Mark Zuckerberg for $100 [Mashable]

$$$ Registration for the 5th annual Decathlon starts Tuesday, January 22! This year’s competition takes place on July 28th, and also includes monthly “Throw Downs” where all registered Decathletes compete in 1-2 Decathlon events and collect charity bets on head-to-head match-ups (40 yard dash! Pull-ups! Bench press!). All proceeds benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

$$$ A hedge fund is looking for a junior equities relationship manager in Manhattan [DBCC]

$$$ FrontPoint veteran’s Copia Capital liquidates all funds, readies rebirth [AR]

$$$ Don’t worry about an Elliott vs Argentina precedent [Reuters / Felix Salmon]

$$$ Why exchanges should be forced to use open source software [Jayanth Varma]

$$$ Chicken Wing Prices Take Flight to Record High [Bloomberg]

$$$ Dog teaches puppy how to go down stairs [Gawker]

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Comments (4)

  1. Posted by Paulson Partners | January 11, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Merger arbitrage, unfortunately, no longer bears much resemblance to insider trading, at least as far as returns are concerned.

  2. Posted by Guest | January 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Why would anybody trust what Bernie Madoff has to say about anything?

  3. Posted by sohbet | May 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    telling these little stories, here's a good idea: Have a point. It makes it so much more interesting for the listener.

  4. Posted by sohbet | July 8, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    officers to investigate Blackstone's fishy financial transactions, but they wound up giving them