Ezra Merkin

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    Bernie Madoff Apparently Liked A Good Joke About His Being A Huge Fraud

    He and his buddy Ezra Merkin used to share a laugh about it all the time. Some new details came from a phone call Mr. Merkin recorded during the fall of 2005, between himself and Mr. Madoff. After a different Ponzi scheme came to light involving the Bayou Group, a hedge fund firm in Stamford, […]

    / Sep 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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    Mutual Fund Managers Have The Wrong Skills

    We’ve talked a bit before about how there’s a booming academic business in papers finding that investment managers do or do not add value versus non-managed alternatives like passive indexing or keeping your money under your pillow and just burning a constant percentage of it every month. Part of why that’s a thing is that […]

    / Jun 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM

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