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chris hohn jamie cooper hohn A $531 million divorce judgment in a case that has riveted Britain appears poised to stand after the ex-wife of a hedge fund manager said she would not appeal the decision. In late November, a London high court judge ordered Chris Hohn, the hedge fund manager who founded the Children’s Investment Fund, to pay that sum, thought to be the largest divorce award in Britain. At the time, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, Mr. Hohn’s ex-wife, appeared to indicate through her lawyer at a hearing that she might seek more. [Dealbook]

ken-griffin-citadel-investment-groupBllionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin scored a legal victory in his divorce case when a Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that his wife may no longer insist she signed their prenuptial agreement under duress after visiting a psychologist with her husband-to-be. The ruling is a setback for Anne Dias Griffin. One of her lawyers said in court Wednesday that striking the visit would make it difficult for her to make her case that she was coerced into signing the prenuptial agreement. Many of the court filings of Dias Griffin, who has been trying to have their 2003 prenuptial agreement declared invalid, have pointed to a therapy session two days before her wedding that she has said led her to sign the prenuptial agreement. The therapist sided with Griffin, Dias Griffin said in filings, telling Dias Griffin that she was being difficult. [Chicago Tribune]

Shhh, he didn't mean it.

Shhh, he didn’t mean it.

As those of you who keep up with the Life And Times of Steven A. Cohen know, there are few things on this earth that the hedge fund manager despises more than his first bride, Patricia Cohen. So despite the fact that she has been suing him nearly five years; is, in the words of his lawyer Martin Klotz, “harass[ing] and embarrass[ing] Steven,”; and, at this point, wants what represents approximately 1/900000th of his personal wealth, the SAC Capital founder continues to refuse to settle this thing privately and throw her a dime. While merely casual observers of the Big Guy assumed that Patty’s recent victory, wherein she “won permission as part of a 25-year-old divorce battle to question him about any lies he may have told related to wrongdoing at the hedge fund” would’ve gotten him to budge, SAC Scholars know better.

“It’s a bit of a head-scratcher,” said Anthony Sabino, a business law professor at St. John’s University in New York, who has followed the case. “He’s been pilloried in the press. You’d have to think he is sick and tired of that and would like to get out of the spotlight. It’s baffling why he just doesn’t say, ‘Here’s the money, why not leave us alone?’”

For the record, here are a list of things Steve Cohen would rather do than give his ex-wife satisfaction, monetary or otherwise: Read more »

stevecohen (1)Also about how he had “no idea” who might’ve been responsible for sideswiping Tim in accounting’s driver side mirror, despite the fact that he was seen peeling out of the parking lot at the time of the incident. This upcoming bout truthiness brought to you by Cohen’s ex-bride, Patricia C. Read more »

  • 11 Nov 2014 at 8:00 AM

Sage Kelly’s Wife Is Sorry About…Y’Know…

The KellysChristina Kelly, the soon-to-be ex-wife of (on leave) Jefferies banker Sage Kelly, who she recently accused of mistaking their bed, wall, and floor for a toilet; holding an official “Mushrooms Day“; and pressuring her to engage in a foursome with a Jefferies client and the guy’s girlfriend, would like to apologize and also go on record in an official statement as saying Sage is a top notch father. Although she doesn’t give Jefferies CEO Richard Handler and fellow senior execs an explicit shoutout, she may or may not be referring to them and the preemptive piss-in-a-cup day they felt the need to hold when she references “people at Jefferies” who were “affected” by she and her husband’s divorce proceedings. Read more »

haroldhammAll in all Harold Hamm ended up doing okay for himself. Read more »

Sage KellySome words you don’t often hear senior Wall Street execs say aloud are “I have never defecated or urinated in bed, on the floor or a wall.” And yet, Sage Kelly, Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Jefferies, said exactly that in court papers this week, in response to allegations by his wife that he’s mistaken all of those places for a toilet, in addition to other stuff re: copious drug use, “foursomes,” and “wife-swapping.” Read more »

Robert Soros and New Lady FriendMelissa Schiff, wife of George’s oldest son Robert (now involved with a naked canvas artist), is going after more than a dream apartment on East 85th Street. Read more »