• parties

    Unemployed? Take a number… and a pink glow stick bracelet.

    Last night was the third Pink Slip Party. We sent Kashmir Hill, associate editor at Above the Law, to survey the scene. Here are her findings. The third Wall Street Pink Slip Party had the air of desperation of a singles’ mixer. And indeed, most of the attendees were recently separated… from their Wall Street […]

    / Feb 5, 2009 at 12:13 PM
  • parties

    There Are Serious Consequences This Market Volatility And Shit

    From: [redacted] Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 4:33 PM To: Gabelli All Subject: Holiday Party at The Water Club Due to market volatility, we are shortening the cocktail hour. It will start promptly at 7:00 PM and end 7:30 PM. Please be there at 7:00 PM sharp.

    / Dec 12, 2007 at 10:30 AM
  • parties, UBS

    UBS: We Have Zero Dollars. It Is Time For A Lavish Party.

    One of the reasons we love the Swiss is that they live beyond their means, without apology. While some of the other banks negatively affected by subprime, someone’s drug problem, etc. are scaling back their holiday parties (for instance, Bear is holding its main event at the Sizzler and the plan is to skip out […]

    / Dec 11, 2007 at 2:27 PM
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    Watch James Cayne Get Denied Admission To The China Club This Wednesday

    • Monday: Morgan Stanley (sales, trading & research), 583 Park Avenue (the Christian Science building), 6 pm • Tuesday: AIG (domestic brokerage group), Cipriani Wall Street, 5:30 pm BSC, Flute, 6 pm (NB: all employees who work in units that lost Bear X number of dollars this year will be required to pay a cover.) […]

    / Dec 10, 2007 at 11:43 AM
  • Hedge Funds, parties, SAC Capital

    It’s Entirely Possible That Gary Busey Was At Last Night’s SAC Holiday Party

    In a terrific display of holiday togetherness, the employees of SAC Capital convened in Stamford last night to bask in the mediocrity and obscurity of the past year. To create the perfect atmosphere for such an event, the holiday gala was held in a plastic tent behind the company’s headquarters. Despite their better efforts, however, […]

    / Dec 7, 2007 at 11:48 AM
  • Bank of America, Citigroup, parties, SAC Capital

    Stevie Cohen Making Us Jump Through Hoops To Score Female Hormone Pills

    Tonight’s parties are Citi at Paramount Bar (6 pm), BNP Paribas at South Street Seaport (7 pm), Jay Goldman & Co. (7:30 pm) at Del Posto, and Choice Energy at Bruno Jamais (5:30 pm) but WAY MORE IMPORTANTLY: SAC Capital in a tent behind the Stamford headquarters. We really feel like we should go but […]

    / Dec 6, 2007 at 12:25 PM
  • parties

    More Holiday Parties You’re Not Invited To But Are Encouraged To Attend: Lehman, Goldman, Carlyle, Citi, Etc.

    • Lehman Brothers: Tonight, 7 pm, Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Our tipster seems to think this means “there won’t be any writedown that the Street keeps talking about coz [sic] the bonuses will be announced before the party and I’d be pretty dumbstruck if those will be cut today—they had plenty of time to […]

    / Dec 5, 2007 at 12:53 PM
  • Holiday Party, John Mack, Morgan Stanley, parties

    Holiday Party Watch:There Will Be Unlimited Mike’s Hard Lemonade At The Morgan Stanley IBD FIG Holiday Party

    Which is taking place tomorrow at Lotus. Yes, Lotus. The festivities begin at the usual time, but apparently the “real party is starting around ten,” which is when John Mack will be showing up, after having pregamed with us at Tortilla Flats, because, you know, when in Rome. Anal_yst will be TiVo’ing “Gossip Girl,” and […]

    / Dec 4, 2007 at 12:00 PM
  • parties

    Hipster Theme Party: Wall Street, Circa 1987

    Among the more amusing items in our inbox this morning was an invitation to a party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn sporting the theme “Wall Street Circa 1987.” “Two dark events are upon us: the end of my 20s and the beginning of the recession,” the woman throwing the party writes. “Let’s fight both Brooklyn style with […]

    / Nov 29, 2007 at 12:43 PM
  • Merrill Lynch, parties

    Merrill Lynch Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Dissing Stan O’Neal

    Dow Jones’s Evelyn Juan reports that Winthrop Smith Jr., son of the Merrill Lynch founding partner of the same name, is planning a little party next month for firm alums in New York. Mostly because he’s spent the last couple of years holed up in Vermont (running Sugarbush) and “really, really needs to get out” […]

    / Nov 16, 2007 at 3:29 PM
  • music, parties

    Why Trickle Down Economics Works

    Record bonuses for a good cause (the Keith Richards blood infusion program) From the Huffington Post: THE ROLLING STONES played an intimate gig for 500 bankers in Spain – and were paid $5.4 million (GBP2.7 million) for their private stage show. The rockers’ two year A Bigger Bang tour is said to be one of […]

    / Jul 18, 2007 at 2:25 PM
  • parties, Steve Schwarzman

    The Schwarzman Party Favor – Death

    If you happened to skip out on the Schwarzman party before his 30-minute self-tribute, before the hired orchestra did the Zeppelin cover, or before party favors were handed out, the Schwarzintor has a pocket full o’ reckoning to issue your lowly $5 per crab-claw eating self. After all, what is there left to live for […]

    / Jul 5, 2007 at 2:20 PM
  • Blackstone Group, parties

    The Blackstone Bash
    Pete Peterson Parties On Eve Of BX IPO

    On the eve of the company he co-founded with Stephen Schwarzman going public in the sixth largest IPO in US history, Pete Peterson threw a party for his daughter Holly at the Four Seasons. The party, ostensibly to celebrate the publication of Holly’s debut novel The Manny, attracted a host of notable guests from the […]

    / Jun 22, 2007 at 2:00 PM
  • parties

    Caption Contest: What’s On This Hedge Fund Manager’s Mind?

    [Photo: Lauren Lancaster, Veras] Tell us and we’ll get you wet. Details:

    / Jun 6, 2007 at 3:44 PM
  • Hedge Funds, Lazard, parties

    Rock Out With Your Stock Out

    Ever wondered what it would be like to party with a bunch of hedgies? Besides the obvious—Loeb is a mean drunk,* Hudson claims he has no idea why he woke up wearing a skirt and heels,* Griffin is always suspiciously missing when it’s his turn to pick up the round*—there’s not that much in the […]

    / May 18, 2007 at 12:35 PM
  • parties

    DealBreaker Spies At LSO Party

    This past Saturday, a party was thrown to celebrate Leveraged Sell-Out’s book deal. While we’re eagerly looking forward to the book, not one member of the regular DealBreaker team made it to the party. But a DealBreaker has spies everywhere and this afternoon we debriefed the pretty blond girl with the cute Southern accent who […]

    / Mar 12, 2007 at 2:59 PM
  • parties

    Service Guiding You Through Tonight’s Lay

    (This is ‘New York’ mag’s pic; we’d never be so gauche as to suggest that this is where you go to grab ass. If you’re looking for that kind of thing, try New Jersey) Have you been itching to nail a Wall Streeter but are unsure of where to get the job done, short of […]

    / Mar 5, 2007 at 4:29 PM
  • Carl Icahn, parties

    Happy 71st Birthday, Carl Icahn!

    (And don’t feel bad about invitees already calling tonight’s bash The Poor Man’s Schwarzman. He might’ve had jumbo sized shrimp puffs and an ice sculpture of Dick Parsons, but jumbo sized shrimp puffs and an ice sculpture of Dick Parsons aren’t John Carney serenading you with “Happy Birthday, Mr. (Activist) Investor,” now are they?)

    / Feb 16, 2007 at 5:04 PM
  • parties

    Live Blogging Stephen Schwarzman’s “Super Sixtieth B’day”

    For those of you who are unlucky enough to not still be drunk from the big Schwarzman bash last night, either because you’re now hung-over (take a page from Jamie Dimon’s playbook and have a few of whatever you were throwing back last night, which in JD’s case, would be some Fuzzy Navels) or because […]

    / Feb 14, 2007 at 1:15 PM
  • banking culture, parties, Wall Street

    Roth: “Everyone Goes Home With An STD Or No One Goes Home At All”

    The other day, John, me, The New Guy and the proprietor of Todd Mahal (Todd Thomson to you) were lamenting the lack of spirit on Wall Street these days. TT was all, “You really can’t meet any quality women at after hours functions unless you’re putting money in their g-strings or giving them comped flights […]

    / Feb 5, 2007 at 9:51 AM
  • parties

    Do’s And Don’ts, For Partying Neophytes

    Forbes, which, little known fact, is actually an off-shoot of the Emily Post Institute, offers a handy how-to guide today, per attending holiday parties. And by handy we mean handy for people who either a. are the human equivalent of watching paint dry (no flirting! “This is a no-flirting zone. It risks being construed as […]

    / Dec 11, 2006 at 3:43 PM
  • Microfinance, Mohammad Yunus, parties

    A Big Fancy Party For Mohmmad Yunus

    We’re not exactly sure why we didn’t get the invitation to this party Steve Clemons details at the Huffington Post: Last night, Washington’s political stars turned out to pay homage to the banker who started in 1976 lending $27 to 42 people in one village in Bangladesh. Muhammad Yunus and many of his colleagues from […]

    / Nov 21, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • parties, Wall Street Warriors

    Party Crash: Wall Street Warriors, Ad Nauseam

    So you thought another post about Wall Street Warriors was out of the question, did you? Well, guess what? You thought wrong. Dead wrong. You don’t pop open a bottle of wine and start drinking without letting it decant and we don’t take just one shot at the greatest story ever told and call it […]

    / Nov 2, 2006 at 4:01 PM
  • parties

    Party Crash: Trader Monthly

    You’ll have to excuse the pictures/commentary from last night’s Trader Monthly party, as they may seem overly dismissive in their resentment. Perhaps that’s due to some residual anger we’re holding onto from being CARDED by the name checking girl at the door. Molière once said, “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” […]

    / Oct 27, 2006 at 4:11 PM
  • parties, Wall Street, Wall Street Warriors

    Party Crash: Wall Street Warriors

    In her NYO article on INHD’s new series, Wall Street Warriors, (and specifically, one of its stars, Tim Sykes), Rebecca Dana tells us: “When Timothy Sykes arrived for lunch at the Spotted Pig on Oct. 15—his sixth visit to the West Village gastro-pub in as many days—he was still a little drunk from the night […]

    / Oct 18, 2006 at 2:40 PM
  • parties

    ‘Party’ Crash: Reuters

    So we went to this thing* last night about “public figures, private lives” that Reuters was hosting and my but it was fun. We’re sharing this with you because DB here is, and we don’t know if you know this, a Wall Street Tabloid. The talk didn’t have much to do with “Wall Street,” as […]

    / Oct 13, 2006 at 3:28 PM

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