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This lawsuit is mostly about the (alleged!) unapologetic Antisemitism of Knight Capital managing director Brendan Joseph McCarthy, which former employee and plaintiff Robert Morris Milloul claims caused him and others to lose their jobs in the algorithmic trading unit of the firm; we don’t need to summarize the allegations but we did think it was important to highlight the motivational technique he was said to use around the office. Read more »

  • 30 Mar 2012 at 2:37 PM

When Lucky Brass Balls Fail

“Of the top 25 earners of 2010, 15 did not make this year’s list [of highest paid hedge fund managers]. Among them: Appaloosa’s David Tepper, whose Palomino fund fell 3.33 percent, and Edward Lampert of ESL Partners, which plunged 12 percent on big losses from Sears Holdings. Mr. Tepper did not respond to requests for comment. A spokesman for ESL declined to comment. Mr. Paulson — the $5 billion manager in 2010 — failed to make the list this time. One of his largest funds lost more than 50 percent, after bets on the economic recovery soured. A spokesman for Paulson declined to comment.” [Dealbook, AR, related: "Mr. Tepper keeps a brass replica of a pair of testicles in a prominent spot on his desk...He rubs the gift for luck during the trading day."]

Early last month, Forbes released its annual list of the richest people in the world. 65 alternative investment managers made the cut, with John Paulson leading the pack at a networth of $16.0 billion and Pete Peterson bringing up the rear with $1.0 billion. Ever wondered how the living/breathing rich would stack up against the fiction and in some cases illustrated rich? Wonder no longer. Forbes has put out a ranking of the richest fictional characters today, a list executive editor Michael Noer says the team goes to “great lengths to calculate, similar to how we calculate real billionaires.” Read more »

Paulson! Simons! Soros! Cohen! Icahn!** Tepper! The gang is all here and while making the list might be a ho-hum event for some, for others, like a guy who employs a dancing and singing pig on his household staff it’s a moment they weren’t sure was going to come, had the list been published after April 15. Read more »

  • 09 Mar 2011 at 3:59 PM

Carlos Slim Tops Bill Gates, Warren Buffett

Carlos Slim has been crowned the richest man in the world, by Forbes, with a net worth of $74 billion. Bill Gates clocked in second place, with Warren Buffett backing up the trio. In related news, put your hands up for billionaires in general, whose total wealth rose 25% to $4.5 trillion! Here’s the Top 20: Read more »

According to John Carney and his colleague Ash Bennington, the career-making individuals you must get close to include: Read more »

According to John Carney and his associate Ash Bennington, who put together the list, they’re to be avoided and include: Read more »