…Meredith Whitney the person, however, is nowhere near finished here. For those fearing the closing of the Dollar Dominatrix’s brokerage shop meant the end of MW in your life: fear not. The woman who haunts Vikram Pandit’s dreams will never leave you.
Meredith Whitney Securities LLC ended its registration with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Aug. 28, Finra’s website shows. In addition to her advisory firm, she’s now chief investment officer and managing principal of a long/short fund, according to regulatory records that list Kenbelle Capital LP among her ventures. Whitney, 43, registered Kenbelle with New York state’s corporations division in April. It’s an investment manager to a partnership based in Bermuda, according to a legal notice in a newspaper there. A push into funds would add another twist to her career. She left Oppenheimer & Co. to start Meredith Whitney Advisory Group LLC in 2009, buying the brokerage that year with plans to expand into trading. She predicted a U.S. municipal-bond apocalypse in 2010 that hasn’t materialized, also saying she would hire hundreds for a bond-ratings service. Whitney didn’t return calls to her Madison Avenue office.