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As you may have heard, in addition to the salary he was paid by the University of Michigan, Dr. Sidney Gilman made about $100,000/year through his side-gig advising “a wide network of Wall Street traders.”  That network included included Mathew Martoma, recently charged with running “the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever,” based on the information he received from Gilman, who made it a habit of leaking highly confidential drug trial data to the former SAC Capital employee. While most people that engage in fraud can’t help but spend their ill-gotten gains in a flashy way that attracts unwanted attention (expensive cars, private jets, chinchilla fur coats) the Times reports that Sid Gilman’s supplementary income “was not readily apparent in his lifestyle in Michigan.” For instance, no second home and no bragging to his colleagues about his life on Wall Street. Still, on at least one occasion, the doctor couldn’t help but let his seatmate on a flight home know that she was in the presence of a BSD. Read more »

This is the first bold claim in a Financial Times article today on how Barclays Capital has done so well for itself over the last 14 years: “most investment banks claim to have a ‘no-jerk’ policy on hiring.” Of course, on occasion, said rule is overlooked. Not too many times, once, maybe twice at Goldman Sachs. But at BarCap? NEVER (“at BarCap the policy is taken seriously from the top executive suites on down.”) It’s just one of the many ways the firm keeps its people grounded and in doing so has been able to consistently make it rain. Others include: Read more »