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    Blind Item Guessing Game: Exec Struggles Against Change

    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.

    / Feb 5, 2008 at 9:53 AM
  • blind items, CNBC

    Just Asking

    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 […]

    / Dec 18, 2007 at 7:45 AM
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    Blind Item Guessing Game: German Bank Edition

    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.

    / Oct 3, 2007 at 10:48 AM
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    Blind Item: Smells Like Bear Stearns

    Cross-dressing tranny investment bankers (is that redundant?) being our beat, it’s kind of a blow to the ego that we can’t get this one: WHICH multifaceted investment banker has been freaking friends out with his atrocious attire? The formerly fashion-forward mogul has recently been spotted by close pals “wearing muumuus, kimonos and eyeliner.” This is […]

    / Jun 13, 2007 at 12:53 PM
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    Blind Item

    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?

    / Mar 26, 2007 at 3:25 PM
  • blind items, Hedge Funds

    Blind Item: Subprime Losses!

    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.

    / Mar 8, 2007 at 3:44 PM
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    Blind Item: Nicknames, Knee Pads, Etc.

    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!)

    / Feb 16, 2007 at 12:23 PM
  • blind items, Private Equity

    Private Equity: Getting Some On The Side

    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 […]

    / Dec 11, 2006 at 12:55 PM
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    Friday Blind Item: CNN Porn and ADD Banker

    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 […]

    / May 19, 2006 at 2:47 PM
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    Wall Street Blind Items: Up 12%

    Blind items are all the rage these days. Page Six pioneered it, we shamelessly ripped it off (and so did Institutional Investor) and now Trader Monthly jumps into the fray: 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 […]

    / May 8, 2006 at 9:57 AM

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