Hank Paulson

  • Bear Stearns, Fed, Hank Paulson, Senate

    Did Fed Chief Mislead Senate On Bear Stearns?

    What role did the government play in setting the price for JP Morgan Chase’s acquisition of Bear Stearns? The big story in today’s Wall Street Journal indicates that regulators may have misled lawmakers on this question.

    / May 29, 2008 at 4:12 PM
  • CFTC, Hank Paulson, Treasury

    CFTC Big To Treasury: Drop Dead

    Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson’s “blueprint” for revamping the financial regulatory system is already coming under fire from powerful agency heads. As early as Friday, even before the details of the plan were widely-known, the plan was lambasted by John Reich, the director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, which oversees the savings and loan industry. […]

    / Mar 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM
  • Hank Paulson

    My Issues, In No Particular Order, With Today’s ‘Post’ Story On Hank Paulson

    1. Too much with the birds. Everyone knows HP is an environment/animal lover, that fact has been shoved down our throats time a-plenty (“Even though his handshake could break all of your fingers, Hank Paulson is a gentle giant who can often be found talking to wood nymphs and catching butterflies” “When you think Hank […]

    / Dec 17, 2007 at 12:02 PM
  • Ben Stein, Hank Paulson

    Ferris Bueller’s Teacher Inspires Powerful Senator’s Attack on Hank Paulson, Threats of Senate Investigation

    Remember how the internet exploded yesterday with outrage over that column by Ben Stein indicting Goldman Sachs for being on too many sides of the collateralized mortgage obligation business? Well it turns out that it wasn’t just Charlie Gasparino and a couple of other folks who thought Stein was right about Goldman’s dirty hands—Senate Banking […]

    / Dec 4, 2007 at 5:23 PM
  • Corporate Governance, Hank Paulson, Regulators, SEC

    If at first you don’t disclose, just restate and restate again

    There were 116 financial restatements in corporate public filings in 1997. Almost ten years later (2006), that number has grown over 15 fold to 1,876. Hank Paulson wants to know why. Paulson has ordered a Treasury study of restatements, their predominant causes, and effect on investors that will be headed by former SEC chairman Arthur […]

    / May 18, 2007 at 9:05 AM
  • Commencement Addresses, Hank Paulson, Summer

    Dartmouth Nabs Hank the Tank For Commencement 07.

    The signs of the approaching summer are everywhere. DealBreaker is hiring summer interns. The recruiting departments at all the Wall Street banks are in a frenzy preparing for their own summer interns. We’re gearing up for our coverage of the follies of those same summer interns. Colleges and business schools are lining up commencement speakers. […]

    / Apr 24, 2007 at 12:31 PM
  • Hank Paulson

    This Is What Hank Paulson Thinks of Your Insignificant 15k

    Reuters reports that Hank Paulson “inadvertently failed to disclose” a mutual fund with less than $15,000 in value last year, prior to taking over as Secretary of the Treasury. Brookly McLaughlin, a spokeswoman for the treasury claims that the error was “an oversight.” Let this be a lesson to you all: if you want to […]

    / Apr 4, 2007 at 4:16 PM
  • Goldman Sachs, Hank Paulson, NYSE, Treasury

    From The Desk Of Hank Paulson

    Duncan, I’m starting to get what you’re saying about these damn jabronis. Viva la hybrids! Best, H

    / Apr 3, 2007 at 12:56 PM
  • Goldman Sachs, Hank Paulson

    From The Desk of John Crudele (Within the Bada Bing)

    Dear Hank (or as the boys from the neighborhood call you, The Medicine Man), How ya doin’? Over the last 9 or so months, give or take a few sleeping fishes*, you did good. Maybe a little too good, if you catch my drift. I’ll just get right to it—the boys: Sil, Cue ball Corzine, […]

    / Apr 3, 2007 at 12:40 PM
  • Hank Paulson

    You Spin Me Right Round, Right Round, Like That Hank Paulson Twenty, Baby

    Thanks to a reader with photoshop, here’s a non-reversed image of the Hank Paulson signed twenty dollar bill. (Our own graphics guy stopped answering our emails when we asked some questions about his girlfriend this morning.)

    / Mar 12, 2007 at 1:00 PM
  • Hank Paulson

    It’s All About The Paulsons, Baby

    Here’s your first look at the Hank Paulson signed twenty dollar bill. We just took a look through our own wallets but found nothing but business cards of people we will never call, an IOU from a friend who mysteriously needed to borrow sixty bucks at 2:30 in the morning on Saturday night and the […]

    / Mar 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM
  • admin, Hank Paulson, Treasury

    Paulson Twenties Contest Still Running

    Speaking of Hank Paulson, has anybody seen the new Paulson twenties yet? Last month we noted that the first bills bearing the new Treasury Secretary’s signatures were rolling off the presses and into circulation. And we announced a contest: the first person sending in a photo of themselves holding up a Paulson twenty wins a […]

    / Nov 13, 2006 at 1:17 PM
  • Hank Paulson

    Keeping It In The Family

    So who is the big shot who poinied up nearly $8 million for Hank Paulson’s Upper West Side digs? None other than another Goldman Sachs big, of course. The buyer was Goldman managing director Tony Lauto. Like everything else that seems to take place in 2006, it’s also still 2003. Haunting that apartment and the […]

    / Oct 25, 2006 at 12:37 PM
  • Hank Paulson, SOX, Treasury

    Hank Paulson Delivers Another Blow to Sarbanes-Oxley

    Our heads are still aching from drinking one (okay, three or four) too many margaritas in honor of Jeff Skilling, the guy at the helm when Enron hit the iceberg of its financial gambles who yesterday got hit with a sentence of 24-years or life (whichever comes first). So it is comforting this morning to […]

    / Oct 24, 2006 at 2:51 PM
  • Hank Paulson, real estate, Treasury

    Paulson’s Move To DC Still Paying Off

    Hank Paulson got a pretty sweet leaving package when he stepped down from running Goldman Sachs to take the job as George Bush’s Treasury Secretary. And now his move down to Washington, DC is looking even sweeter. Eight million dollars sweeter. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the former chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group […]

    / Oct 23, 2006 at 2:27 PM
  • Goldman Sachs, Hank Paulson, Treasury

    Man of Steel At Treasury

    It’s all Goldman Sachs all the time at the Treasury Department these days. Former Goldman CEO Hank Paulson is bringing Goldman senior director Robert Steel on board the good ship Treasury as undersecretary for domestic finance. Steel started in the equities division at Goldman, and eventually rose to run the group. He was served on […]

    / Sep 6, 2006 at 12:09 PM
  • Hank Paulson, Treasury

    It’s like liveblogging, only more boring

    A transcript of Hank Paulson’s talk with Maria Bartiromo was published in The Wall Street Journal. Looking back on our morning of bourbon bets and liveblogging, we think we did a damn good job of conveying the spirit of Paulson’s words. But if you absolutely have to know exactly what our Treasury Secretary said, feel […]

    / Aug 4, 2006 at 2:40 PM
  • Hank Paulson

    Live Blogging Hank Paulson on CNBC

    The main man at Treasury is scheduled to speak to b-schoolers at Columbia today but before that happens, he’s stopping by the New York Stock Exchange where he’ll chat with Maria Bartiromo. While we sit around nursing our hangovers from last night’s Sarbanes-Oxley birthday party, slowly pouring hot coffee on our forearm to scald away […]

    / Aug 1, 2006 at 10:18 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, Hank Paulson, insider-trading, Jeffrey Epstein, John Mack, Morgan Stanley, Pequot Capital, Plotkin

    The Perfect Storm, DealBreaker Style

    We’ve been spending some time trying to clear away the murk and shine some light into the shadows of Jeffrey Epstein’s financial dealings in an effort to provide some, uhm, actual financial reporting related to the sex candal encircling the mysterious money manager. There’s not much that is publicly available but we’re still digging. What […]

    / Jul 31, 2006 at 5:01 PM
  • Hank Paulson

    Was Hank Paulson’s Leaving Package Too Big

    The talk at one of the Independence Day barbeques we attended yesterday was whether or not the mid-year bonus Goldman Sachs said Monday it awarded to Henry Paulson, who left his position as the investment bank’s CEO to become the U.S. Treasury Secretary, was too large. Paulson was awarded a cash bonus of $18.7 million […]

    / Jul 5, 2006 at 9:10 AM

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