Henry Paulson

  • FOREX, Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson

    Hank Paulson in Washington: Not a Hurricane So Much As a (Willful) Drizzle

    Hank Paulson is getting antsy. He’s been in DC for almost a year now and the old boy doesn’t have much to show for it. When Paulson left Goldman Sachs, he planned on using his Hammer-like deal-making skills to get stuff (Social Security, Doha global trade talks, China) done. But, according the Wall Street Journal, […]

    / May 22, 2007 at 10:31 AM
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    Portland animal rights activists pen poetry against Hank Paulson.

    Back when he was running things over at Goldman Sachs, Hank Paulson came under fire from a group of conservative shareholder activists who claimed he was sacrificing profits in order to pursue his own personal environmentalist agenda. And when George Bush nominated him for the Treasury Secretary post, many conservatives wondered aloud whether Paulson was […]

    / Feb 13, 2007 at 11:06 AM
  • Hedge Funds, Henry Paulson, Regulators, Treasury

    Hank Tanks Talk Of Global Hedge Fund Regulation: Tell Germans To Shove It

    We were getting a bit worried that the apparent silence coming from US officials in the face of calls by various Europeans for international hedge fund regulation was a sign of acquiescence to the terrible idea. Fortunately, Henry Paulson swatted down the talk of hedge funds and private equity as “locusts” in need of international […]

    / Feb 12, 2007 at 11:02 AM
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    Discussing Budget Priorities With President’s Dog Much More Satisfying Than Talking To President

    The Associated Press reports on the latest duties of Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson–arguing with dogs. Just in time for the holidays, America’s best-known Scottish terrier is back with a new video on the White House Web site. It’s “Barney’s Holiday Extravaganza,” a production that follows Barney around the White House as he plans a holiday […]

    / Dec 11, 2006 at 3:12 PM
  • DealBreaker Of The Year, Henry Paulson

    DealBreaker Of the Year Candidate: Henry “Hank” Paulson

    Sponsored by Winning: The Answers: Confronting 74 of the Toughest Questions in Business Today – the ultimate stocking-stuffer. We’re starting off with what might be an obvious choice—Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Believe it or not, Paulson started the year under fire. While he was still Goldman Sach’s chief executive, a group of Goldman shareholders calling […]

    / Dec 7, 2006 at 3:44 PM
  • Business Media, Henry Paulson, SOX, Treasury

    Paulson Either Did Or Didn’t Say Something Yesterday

    Paulson makes case for tougher enforcement of securities laws Boston Globe, November 21, 2006 Paulson says need to apply business rules lightly Reuters, November 21, 2006 Just as long as those guys in Washington are giving the market clear signals.

    / Nov 21, 2006 at 10:03 AM
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    Is Hank Too Innocent For Washington?

    That’s sort of the impression we got reading Fortune magazine’s interview with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. When he’s asked to describe plans on working with the Democratic majority coming into the House and Senate, Paulson sounds totally optimistic. Take, for instance, this exchange on Charlie Rangel: Mr. Secretary, yesterday the President designated you the point […]

    / Nov 13, 2006 at 1:02 PM
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    Those Paulson Twenties

    The word is that the first Paulson signed bills are rolling out into the streets soon. So, we’re going to have a contest. The first person who sends in a picture of himself or herself holding a Paulson twenty l wins drinks with DealBreaker’s Bess Levin. The catch: the drinks have to be Manhattans. And […]

    / Oct 26, 2006 at 5:11 PM
  • Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, Executive Pay, Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson, NYSE, Treasury

    It’s Always 2003 Somewhere

    Just when he thought he was getting out, they pull him back in. In this case, it’s Hank Paulson who thought he was getting out–the outgoing head of Goldman Sachs is preparing to leave Wall Street for his new role as the next Treasury Secretary–and Richard Grasso, the former boss of the NYSE, who may […]

    / Jun 20, 2006 at 10:15 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson

    Hank-y Panky

    (We’ve been dying to use that headline forever.**) CNBC and the WSJ are reporting that, as previously speculated, Hank Paulson will be John Snow’s successor as Treasury Secretary. Bush is expected to announce the appointment in half an hour or so. We predict that this time next year the entire Treasury Department will be stuffing […]

    / May 30, 2006 at 8:31 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson, Mutual Funds

    FEAF: Shorting Corporate Social Responsibility Since 2005

    Slate’s Daniel Gross on the Free Enterprise Action Fund** (a.k.a., The People Who Heckled Hank Paulson for Being a Tree-Hugger at the Last Goldman Shareholder Meeting): Are you a right-wing, free-market type who believes that Fortune 500 CEOs have devolved into a gaggle of eco-friendly squishes? Do you like paying high expenses for stock market […]

    / May 5, 2006 at 9:14 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson

    Hank Paulson: Still a Treehugger, Possibly Treasury Secretary

    Despite Hank Paulson’s earlier assertions that he wasn’t being considered for the Treasury Secretary post, the Times reports today that a government job may be in Paulson’s future after all. In other news, Paulson’s alleged treehugger-iness is probably not being helped by this month’s Vanity Fair “Green Issue” which features a full page Jonas Karlsson […]

    / Apr 7, 2006 at 9:53 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson

    Paulson Denies Treehugger Charges

    An update to yesterday’s allegations that Hank Paulson is merely a tool of The Nature Conservancy’s nefarious environmentalist agenda: DealBook reports that Paulson was nonplussed: The resolution, from the Free Enterprise Action Fund, hoped to explore whether Mr. Paulson’s position as chair of the Nature Conservancy, among other things, was somehow working against shareholders’ interest. […]

    / Mar 31, 2006 at 4:16 PM
  • Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson

    Hank Paulson, Hippie Scum

    A couple of Goldman Sachs shareholders from something called the Free Enterprise Action Fund are seeking support for a proposal they’re putting forth at tomorrow’s shareholder meeting. In it, they note that Goldman CEO Hank Paulson is Chairman of the Board of the Nature Conservancy and allege that he’s promoting the Conservancy’s nefarious agenda via […]

    / Mar 30, 2006 at 2:51 PM

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