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    Your $1,500 Will Now Get You Much More Than Four Hedge Fund Fleeces

    Earlier this week, an anonymous veteran of the hedge fund world took to eBay to list the fleeces he’d picked up as an employee of several hedge funds that either have been or will soon be consigned to the scrap heap of corporate history: SAC Capital, SAC subsidiary Sigma Capital, Quadrum Capital, and Stratix. Seller […]

    / Jan 8, 2014 at 4:42 PM
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    SAC Fleeces! Get Yer SAC Fleeces!

    Want to cloak yourself in a piece of history? Freezing your ass off and simply need some extra layers? Looking for a great gag gift for your buddy Richard Choo-Beng Lee? Trying to find costumes for your one-man community theater production of Temptress, Thy Name Is Black Edge? Desperately seeking something to wear that’s guaranteed […]

    / Jan 6, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    Steve Cohen Is Selling Some Art For No Reason

    Mr. Cohen is now parting with about $80 million worth of blue-chip art at the important auctions that begin next week at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. It is the largest single group of artworks he has sold at one time and includes top examples of paintings and sculptures by Brice Marden, Rudolf Stingel and Cy Twombly, […]

    / Oct 31, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Joe Gregory Needs Your Help

    Remember Joe Gregory? Former Lehman Brothers president? Used to commute to the office from Long Island via helicopter? Was publicly dressed down by Dick Fuld on at least one occasion for leaving the house wearing a hideous green suit? He voluntarily resigned in June 2008, and since he technically wasn’t on site when the firm […]

    / Sep 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    Investment Manager Bids $120,000 To Encircle Neighbor’s Property Out East

    As those of you familiar with the mating, social, and land-acquiring habits of the uber-rich know, when it comes to Hamptons real estate, this subset of the population holds two guiding principles close to its heart: one, thou shall not block my view, and two, I don’t cross other people’s properties to get to the […]

    / Sep 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Don’t Let Opportunity To Dress Yourself Exclusively In MF Global-Branded Apparel Pass You By

    Waxing nostalgic for the dearly departed brokerage firm? Don’t have any connection to the place or sentimental feelings for it whatsoever but in need of a new wardrobe? You’re in luck. An online auction of MF Global “memorabilia” is being held through Wednesday and all shit must go!

    Between the t-shirts, windbreakers, and stadium blanket that can double as pants, you’ve got a whole outfit. Want to get a jump start on Christmas gifts for your colleagues but don’t want to break the bank? Nothing will say “I really enjoy working with you” quite like MF Global mugs, hats, pens, mouse pads, sticky notes, and “blue bags containing tissues.” Finally, the crown jewel of the lot are the “light up bouncy balls with MF Global logo.” Don’t let yourself be outbid.

    HyperAMS Releases Video Preview for MF Global Bankruptcy Auction: Fine Art, CBOT Vintage Clacker Board, Memorabilia [Equities via BI]

    / Nov 12, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    Do You Let Your Watch Talk For You?

    And if so, do want to wear one that says “I love UBS and I don’t care who knows it” but unfortunately do not work for the bank and therefore were not given a timepiece that says just that? Do not despair.

    You, too, can now own Swatch watch that was specially commissioned to commemorate UBS’s 150th birthday, provided you beat out all the other guys and girls who want a piece of it.

    Swatch Irony UBS Limited Edition – YCZ4001 – New for 2012 [eBay]

    / Jun 28, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Go Pitch Your Money Management Skills Elsewhere, Warren Buffett Is All Stocked Up Here

    …Although Warren Buffett hired the hedge fund manager who won the last two private lunches with him that are part of an annual auction, he doesn’t expect the event to become a recruiting tool for Berkshire Hathaway. Rather, Buffett says it’s miraculous that he found one of Berkshire’s two new investment managers through the lunch. […]

    / Jun 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    Ingrates Pass Up Opportunity To Dine With Warren Buffett’s Essence

    No one has stepped up to bid (at least) $6,000 for dinner and a video address by the Oracle of Omaha in the house lived ’til he was 6 years old, so the auction has been canceled. [WSJ, earlier]

    / Apr 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Don’t Let Opportunity To Simulate Eating Dinner With Warren Buffett Pass You By

    Adding yet another level to Buffett-mania, dinner at his childhood home will be auctioned off for charity starting at $6,000. The catch: Warren Buffett won’t actually be there. But he’ll tape a personal video for the dinner party, assuredly complete with plenty of Aw-Shucks memories of growing up in the very home! The guests will also get a personally autographed photo of Buffett in front of the home…As is customary for the hometown loving Buffett, the dinner, for up to 10 guests, will feature Nebraska pride, including Omaha Steaks filet mignons and wine from Spirit World…The bidding for the dinner-sans-Buffett will begin at 7 p.m. ET today. It will remain open until April 20. [WSJ]

    / Apr 10, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    Bernie Madoff’s Underwear, Ass Sell At Auction

    Over the weekend, the US Marshals service held yet another auction of Bernie Madoff’s stuff, with the proceeds going to victims of the Ponz Master’s scheme. Previous items bought by bidders have included Bernie’s prized collection of mini-bar booze, his marital bed, and his belly button ring. This time, someone got a deal on his […]

    / Jun 6, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Bernie Madoff’s Mini-Booze Turns Nice Little Profit

    The wine and alcohol collection amassed by Madoff was auctioned off Wednesday, fetching staggering prices for rather mundane lots. The proceeds will go to victims of his decades-long fraud. Some examples: Four airline-size bottles of alcohol (Smirnoff vodka, Bombay gin and Grand Marnier liqueur): sold for $300 (Estimated value: $10 to $20). [WSJ, earlier]

    / May 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    Anyone Want To Hazard A Guess As To The Madoff ‘Mystery’ Liquor Being Auctioned Off?

    This afternoon, the US Marshals Service will hold yet another auction of Bernie Madoff’s stuff, with proceeds going to the victims of the Ponzi scheme. Today’s lots are comprised of the liquor left behind by the Ponz Master. As previously mentioned, one lucky bidder will take home Bernie’s prized collection of low-grade mini-bar booze (including […]

    / May 18, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Steve Cohen Make Some Pocket Change Off Liz Taylor

    Cohen’s “Liz #5″ went for $26.9 million last night after “two telephone bidders dueled for the work.” SC agreed put the Warhol up for sale just two weeks before the actress died, most likely sensing that her time was going and knowing it’d be too hard to see her every day. [Bloomberg, earlier]

    / May 13, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Which Financial Services Employee Paid $100,000 For Lunch With Bill Clinton?

    According to CNBC, the last night’s winning bid to break bread with Bubba, at the “Save the Earth” auction at Christie’s, was put up by a “Wall Street exec.” Guesses on who put up the cash, where they’ll dine and topics on which Bill’s brain will be picked?

    / Mar 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    Did A Certain Hedge Fund Manager Have Inside Information About Elizabeth Taylor’s Death?

    Earlier this week, actress and icon Liz Taylor died of congestive heart failure. She had been sick for since 2006 and few on the outside probably could have predicted when she would go. Which is why some of you cynical assholes will surely feel the need to note the auspicious timing of Steve Cohen agreeing […]

    / Mar 25, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    Lenny Dykstra No Longer Holds The Keys To His Kingdom

    Today brings some devastating news for legendary investor Lenny Dykstra. His Thousand Oaks manse, his most prized possession, has been sold in a foreclosure auction.

    / Nov 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    Bernie Madoff Had A Belly Button Ring

    And now its yours to buy, along with his used sheets, Jimmy Buffett CD’s and more.

    / Nov 10, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Paul Greenwood At A Crossroads

    Last week we discussed the terrible news visited on former hedge fund manager Paul Greenwood’s house: that he was being forced to sell his beloved teddy bear collection. To recap, Greenwood owned 1,348 bears, one of which was valued at $80,000, with the total lot being worth an estimated $3 million. And unlike some alternative […]

    / Oct 14, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    Which Lehman Brothers Have Money Left For Sentimental Tchotchkes?

    “A metal sign — this one commemorating the opening of the London headquarters in 2004 by Gordon Brown, who was the chancellor of the exchequer at the time — was expected to bring up to £1,500. But it sold for £28,750 ($45,466) to another anonymous bidder on the telephone. Also for sale was a sign […]

    / Sep 29, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    Blowing Your Bonus

    I’d like to put the news of the day on hold momentarily so we can get real for two and ask a serious question. Which one of you is going to spend your bonus on Sully’s Ride? ‘Cause the Captain’s US Airways Airbus 320 is being auctioned off now through March 27. There’s no minimum […]

    / Jan 22, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Bill Ackman Did Not Get People Sufficiently Wasted To Bid On His House

    As mentioned a few weeks back, Bill Ackman decided to hold an intimate little auction on December 8 to unload his “guest apartment” at the UWS’s Majestic, after moving up the block to the Beresford at 211 Central Park West. Ack-boy said he would be playing the auctioneer himself and “provide some excellent wines for […]

    / Dec 14, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    Get Drunk And Bid On Bill Ackman’s House

    Back in April, Billy Ackman put his UWS co-op at the Majestic on the market for $10 million, after his mother-in-law convinced him it wasn’t worth the $12 million he wanted. Curbed reports Ack-boy has sold the pad, and is headed up the block to the Beresford at 211 Central Park West. Due to building […]

    / Nov 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    Who Spent $43.7 Million On 200 One Dollar Bills?

    According to Marc Porter, president of Christie’s in the Americas, last year people were “distracted” by the shit that was hitting the fan and focused on “assessing their own net worth” (rapidly dwindling by the hour!), and not on buying art. Now that the “worst of the financial crisis seems to be over people are […]

    / Nov 16, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    Help Lehman Brothers Pay Joe Gregory The $230 Million He’s Owed

    Mark your calendars ladies because on November 1 Lehman Brothers will start hawking the artwork that once graced the walls of Dick Fuld’s office, executive dining room, gym and lobby. Barclays had one year from the time it purchased Mr. Fuld’s domain to buy the photos and drawings, which the Brits unceremoniously declined, along with […]

    / Oct 12, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    Someone Paid $31,070 For Lenny Dykstra’s Winning Ball

    Unfortunately the money’s going in the pocket of the pawn shop that auctioned Dykstra’s shit off a few weeks back, so don’t think this means he’s in any position to hire lawyers or move out of his car just yet. But! The fact that a bunch of people were willing to shell out over a […]

    / Oct 5, 2009 at 10:37 AM

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