Write-Offs: 04.04.14

$$$ Goldman Wins, Credit Suisse Loses in Lewis’s League Table [Bloomberg]

$$$ Mercer says terminated Pimco, Western Asset as subadvisers on a bond fund -SEC [Reuters]

$$$ Hedge funds’ secret weapon is ex-Obama aide [NetNet]

$$$ George W. Bush Unveils Paintings of World Leaders [WSJ]

$$$ Motorist, 21, Wearing A “Drunk As Shit” T-Shirt Is Arrested For Drunk Driving [TSG]

$$$ DOJ opens probe into high-frequency trading on Wall Street [Reuters]

$$$ More Wall Street economists see rate hike in first half of 2015: Reuters poll [Reuters]

$$$ It’s quite a change from where he got his start in hospitality, managing a comedy club and male strip joint in Tokyo called Banana Power. “The strippers wore five layers of pants and at the end they were completely naked,’’ recalls Suzuki, 56. “After each show, the audience of mostly women would throw banana pies at the strippers and comedians. It was a little silly. On the last day, we destroyed the restaurant and sprayed everyone with fire extinguishers. People panicked, the police came.’’ [NYP]