• 09 Oct 2013 at 5:05 PM

Meredith Whitney (Advisory Group) Has Packed It In

…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.


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  1. Posted by Quant me maybe ... | October 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Meredith's look says I want to lick Muffy Aston.

    Muffy's look says bring it on bitch.

    -> go ahead toggle between the two pictures, you'll see it. It'll hurt, but you'll see it.

  2. Posted by DingALing | October 9, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    aw man. Ol' Whit couldn't hang in long enough to see her municipal call come to fruition. That's a damn shame.

  3. Posted by guest | October 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Good for her. She did two things that 99% of people in finance won't even do one of: hung out her own shingle, and made a contrarian bearish call at considerable risk to her own money and reputation.

  4. Posted by WTF__k | October 9, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Go on, Meredith…

  5. Posted by Sheckyrection | October 9, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    I would still nosh on her yummy bits….

  6. Posted by Sheister | October 9, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    She did one thing that 99% of people in finance do: overestimate their abilities after a lucky call.

  7. Posted by Quant me maybe ... | October 9, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Winner for best name of the day.

  8. Posted by guest | October 9, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    wurst comment this month

  9. Posted by never would've guest | October 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Literally any person who works in finance could: 1. open and then shut down an unsuccessful eponymous small business, and 2. make a bold prediction that ends up being spectacularly wrong.

  10. Posted by guest | October 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I don't think "Packed It In" means what you think it does.

    -B. Frank

  11. Posted by John P. | October 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Tell me about it…

  12. Posted by inlovewithpmco | October 9, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    the second coming of Elaine Garzarelli? crash and burn

  13. Posted by Adam Smith | October 9, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Her predictions about muni problems were not that far off.Just because her default nos. made headlines doesn't mean she wasn't right about the issues.I am sure such a smart talent will be heard again.

  14. Posted by HotKarl | October 9, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    The definition of 'irony' would be if Puerto Rico announces a restructuring of its $50+b of debt tomorrow in the aftermath of Meredith Whitney Advisors shutting its doors.

  15. Posted by HotKarl | October 9, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Fucking amateur…

    – Tommy Belesis

  16. Posted by Patrick Bateman | October 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM


  17. Posted by Badgold | October 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Packed it in => went bankrupt before the munis

  18. Posted by Little Fritz | October 10, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Don't need to be in finance to do that.

  19. Posted by guest | October 10, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Tragic. Pink slips for the 1.5 employees.

  20. Posted by Guest | October 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    WWF can now hire a new star. Mere, how does The Earnings Thrasher sound for a stage name?

  21. Posted by John Paulson | October 10, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    We should do a photo shoot together.

  22. Posted by Vince M. | October 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Uh no.

  23. Posted by desk odor factory | October 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM


  24. Posted by Shooter McGavin | October 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Jon Corzine's predictions about his sovereign debt trade weren't off either. How'd that work out for him?

  25. Posted by WSJevons | October 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    She's kosher?

    If so, is whipped cream off limits?

    – Desperately seeking a rabbi