merchant banking

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    Goldman Sachs

    Don’t Worry About Goldman, They’ll Figure Out This Volcker Rule Thing

    The saddest part of this job is discovering a beautiful thing that someone has created as a way around financial regulation, and then watching philistine regulators destroy it. But the happiest part is dreaming up a come-on-that-could-never-work ploy to get around some financial regulation, and then finding out that someone’s actually doing it. Extra points […]

    / Mar 4, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    Sometimes Wells Fargo Uses Its Money To Provide Financing To Businesses, Like A Bank

    Reuters has a delightful story today about Wells Fargo’s merchant banking business, Norwest Equity Partners, which owns among other things the quite horribly named rifle maker Savage Sports. I can’t get too worked up about the likelihood that a fifty-year-old, smallish ($3.7bn), carefully managed, moderately gun-toting, otherwise wholesome private equity business will bring down the […]

    / Feb 21, 2013 at 10:40 AM

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