letters

Yesterday afternoon, the organizers of Occupy Wall Street announced that they’d be marching uptown to “deliver 6,000 letters from the 99% to the 1%.” The letters would be dropped off at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Wells FArgo, Citigroup and JPMorgan. There was also promise of a “singing telegram for Vikram Pandit, led by a choir and marching band,” and while there’s been no word on the musical interlude so far, letters were indeed sent. Here’s a sampling of the messages left on Park Ave: Read more »

Yes, it’s part of the Occupy Wall Street protest but still- his own personal marching band and choir! If I’m Vikram, I’m pretty psyched about this, especially considering all Brian Moynihan is getting are a bunch of paper airplanes. Read more »

Several weeks back, bond manager Bill Gross wrote a very personal letter to investors about feeling fat. In it, he spoke of hating his “spare tire,” feeling self-conscious about wearing a bathing suit, and preferring to be shot dead than getting a glimpse of what his ass has become. Today, Bill sent out another letter, entitled “Mea Culpa,” in which he apologized to PIMCO investors for the poor performance of the firm’s Total Return Fund (which through Wednesday was up a mere 1.1 percent versus the 5.7 percent benchmark). And yet perhaps it is the investors who should be apologizing to Mr. Bill? Read more »

  • 12 Oct 2011 at 3:42 PM
  • taxes

Warren Buffett Opens His Kimono Ever So Slightly…

…and gives Congress a glimpse of the silver tuna. Want to see the full enchilada? The golden goose? The cast-iron baby arm? El Chorizo? Then you’re gonna have to get some other deep pocketed guys and gals to show what kind of heat they’re packing. You do that and WB promises he’ll give you the full autopsy results. Those are the rules. No tit? No tat. If anyone thinks he’s going to be the only one left standing naked, they can refer themselves to a fateful game of strip poker in ’57 from which he learned his lesson the hard way, and think again. Read more »

  • 08 Sep 2011 at 12:30 PM

Dan Loeb Would Like A Word With The Yahoo Board

Sayeth DL:

Board of Directors
Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Attention: Mr. Roy Bostock, Chairman

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

Third Point LLC (“Third Point”) is a registered investment adviser with approximately $8 billion under management. We are writing to inform you that certain investment funds we manage have acquired a 5.1% interest in Yahoo! Inc. (the “Company” or “Yahoo”), bringing our holdings of common stock and currently-exercisable equity options to 65,000,000 of the outstanding shares, and positioning us as the Company’s third largest outside shareholder.

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After a good first half, Citadel is getting so close to its high-water mark that Ken Griffin is starting to reminisce about the good old days when he used to earn performance fees. That in turn reminds him of what else he was up to back in those care-free pre-crash times, like sinking $2.5 billion into an online brokerage saddled with a disastrous mortgage lending operation in November 2007.

And so today he decided to catch up with E*Trade Financial, where he’s the largest shareholder after leading a rescue in 2007. But what started as a nice note to the CEO quickly turned ugly.
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According to the 3,000 word email written by the ex-customer, RIM can kiss his $120/month good-bye. Read more »

Not really enough to get upset or even mildly perturbed over, though in a letter to investors today re: the Chinese company, Paulson did note that “as the largest investors in the Paulson Advantage strategy,” the disappointment in the lack of trees is shared by the Paulson partners. Read more »