• 29 Apr 2013 at 2:50 PM

CBS Introduces Veeven A. Cohen To The World

Hedge fund honcho Steve Cohen made the jump from Wall Street to Main Street this week when a character loosely based on him appeared on a CBS crime drama. In a story ripped from the headlines, Thursday night’s “Person of Interest” centered on a hedge fund’s insider-trading scandal gone awry. The show’s hedge fund was called VAC Capital. Cohen’s firm is SAC Capital. “I almost fell off the couch laughing,” one viewer told The Post about the show’s thinly veiled reference to Cohen’s $16 billion fund. There were more similarities. The show centered on a doctor who told a young trader at VAC that a drug trial he was overseeing was “about to fail.” The trader earned VAC $500 million on the insider tip, which he called “black edge.” SAC’s traders have also reportedly called such tips “black edge.” In the show, the doctor confronts the trader, who blames his boss, the head of VAC. “You don’t understand. The boss is on my ass 24/7. Either [I] get black edge or [I’m] out.” “Black edge?” the doctor asks. “Inside information that no one else has,” the trader replies. [NYP]

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  1. Posted by T Woods | April 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    I too have benefited from "black edge"

  2. Posted by Guest | April 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    *All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

  3. Posted by derp | April 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    show is legit

  4. Posted by Guest | April 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Next up: an episode of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" featuring Matriarch Partners.

  5. Posted by Fewdollarsmore | April 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    You don’t understand. Bess is on my ass 24/7.
    -Steve Cohen

  6. Posted by Guest | April 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    "My boss is on my ass 24-7"

    When did we start talking about Ping?

  7. Posted by E. Nordgren | April 29, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    If only….

  8. Posted by lucas | April 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    It's CBS. His secret is safe.

  9. Posted by Fake Ping JIang | April 29, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    "In" not "on." My english not perfect, but very, very sure "in".

  10. Posted by Guest | April 29, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Couldn't they have at least included a riff on the kidnapping/pizza delivery rescue?

  11. Posted by guest | April 29, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    that was Lampert…

  12. Posted by Catamite Capital | April 29, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Fun fact, Black Edge was also the working title for the hit 1986 Comedy, "Soul Man."

  13. Posted by guest | April 29, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Trying to tie "black edge" into a Jason Collins joke, too soon?

  14. Posted by Guest | April 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    They forgot to add (as author Lawrence Block once did in a similar notice) "The world is flat."

  15. Posted by guest | April 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    maybe YAMBAG Capital was too edgy for the Tiffany network.