Which prominent Wall Street executive is struggling to maintain his elevated position at his firm? We’re told that he is not happy with recent changes in the management structure which have effectively stripped him of his power and prestige. He is said to be clinging to his lofty title even while it increasingly become meaningless.
It’s not possible that yesterday’s Page Six blind item, “WHICH fetching newscaster’s bottom line is way in the black? Ladies who lunch noticed, as she exited Le Cirque in a pair of curve-hugging pants, that her asset management is over-leveraged” could’ve been about anyone other than Maria Bartiromo, right? I’m rusty on my asses but I feel like it’s got to be her. Erin’s probably too bony, Mark Haines not “fetching” enough (though MH, if you’re reading this, I think you’re beautiful, and though he’ll never admit it, Carney does, too. Interesting that he’s admitted it about David Faber, but whatever, another story for another time). Anyway, asses– whose is it?
We’re just asking, but which German multi-billion dollar SIV is running short of cash? We hear they had a conference call with investors the other day saying that they only had 10 days of liquidity and need a lot more funds in order to avoid defeasance.
Which well-known recruiting firm is allegedly being sued for moving a desk from a top-3 BB to another firm, because they were under a retainer and agreed not to pull from the bank?
Which big hedge fund up in Greenwich is taking some sizeable losses (up to 50%) from subprime bets? Hint: it may be a “multi-strategy” fund (though in the parlance of our times, that doesn’t necessarily mean much)! Take your guesses below.
Which well-known financial journalist’s high school nickname was “Blow Job [insert last name here]”?
(And by the way, just to reiterate, news organizations should not try and use things
we she (or he!) did five twenty five years ago against us her now!)
Ben Widdicombe asks in his Daily News column:
Which brand-name private equity poobah has been spotted twice very recently, smooching with an attractive Asian lady who is not his wife?
Brand-name is the real clue here. Presumably the private equity shop is named for this fellow. So anyone care to take a guess at the identity of the smoocher?
Don’t Shoot The Messenger [Daily News, fourth item]
There is so much blind-item goodness here that we couldn’t resist bringing it to your attention. We have no idea who any of these people are, or if they even exist outside of this blogger’s imagination, but a CNN Producer involved in porn, an small easily distracted Investment Banker vacationing in Europe, angry anti-American Europeans…this is the stuff Friday afternoons were made for! And then, of course, there is always a chance that someone will recognize one of their friends or collegues in the description.
So, Rome Girl’s friend, The Investment Banker is comming to visit in about eight days.
He’s a really smart, nice guy, but suffers from both Short Man Complex and ADD.
He was supposed to come with the CNN Producer that Rome Girl once stared with in a porn film, but CNN Producer backed down at the last minute.
I like The Investment Banker, but he’s only going to be here for eight days and he wants to see Barcelona, Nice, The Last Day of the Cannes Film Festival and like five other things.
Which means he’s only going to like be in Montpellier for two days, but he’ll be dragging me, Rome Girl or both all the fuck over creation.
On the other hand, The Iceman and Mr. Bitch love making fun of Americans and taking the piss and I can’t fucking wait for them to get to work on him.
Also, Trixie, who is currently living in Barcelona, has seen his picture and wants to fuck the shit out of him, and he’s seen her picture and likes her tits.
So, I know who is going to be his guide in Spain.
Hmmmm [Drunken Ex-Pat Writerl]
Just wondering: Which unlucky target of the wrath of Eliot Spitzer has since quietly beat the rap and is moving on with his nearly ruined life by becoming a stay-at-home daddy while his wife wins the bread?
Yeah, we don’t buy it. We’re pretty sure the only one stay-at-home daddying is the stay-at-home nanny.
Mr. Mom [Trader Monthly]