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  • bantambagelswsj

    News

    Have We Identified The Next Food Eating Challenge?

    Back when the financial crisis hit, and financial services employees started getting laid off en masse, a lot of people took the opportunity to look in the mirror and ask themselves, “What do I really want to do with my time? Do I even like working on Wall Street?” More often than not, the answer […]

    / Aug 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM
  • jaydweckviolinpool

    News

    Retired Banker Sees That Violin-Shaped Pool You Put In Your Backyard And Raises You A Violin-Shaped Pool You Can Kayak In

    Oppressive town codes weren’t going to stop this Goldman Sachs/Morgan Stanley alum!

    / Jul 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM
  • johnmackmansion

    News

    Sleep Where John Mack Hath Slept

    Curbed reports the former Morgan Stanley CEO has put his Upper East Side manse on the market. For $22.5 million you’ll get 4 bedrooms, a solarium, and a strange desire to tell Tim Geithner to go fuck himself. [Curbed]

    / Feb 20, 2013 at 5:26 PM
  • News

    Former Morgan Stanley Employee Turned Fish Farmer Didn’t Go Into This Business So People Could Tell Him When And Where He Can Drag His Aquarium

    Sorry he’s not sorry about working ’round the clock to get this business off the ground.

    A Bronx man who runs a fish farm in his 14th floor apartment is being sued by his landlord in a building where neighbors claim the tanks leak and stink up their homes. The landlord claims Christopher Toole, 47, is violating his lease at the Riverdale building by illegally breeding fish and running the Society of Aquaponic Values and Education from the home…He has “refused to refrain” from making noises and causing odors, the lawsuit says.

    Neighbors say Toole is responsible for several large leaks and drags his fish farming materials across the floor through the night. “It’s irritating because you hear noise all the time. It’s 3:30 in the morning, and you hear him dragging his aquarium or whatever it is across the floor. It has changed my life,” said resident Roch McDowell, who lives directly below Toole…Toole formerly worked at Morgan Stanley and served as a vice president for Sovereign Bank. He now teaches kids about fish farming and sells his tilapia. He told the New York Post he was not aware of the suit, but said “any publicity is good publicity.”

    Apartment Fish Farm Stinks: Suit [NBCNY]

    / Aug 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM
  • Hedge Funds

    Zoe Cruz To Shutter Hedge Fund

    Don’t cry for the Cruz-Missile, though. Apparently she’s already strategizing her next move.

    Cruz is said to have been struggling to raise anything beyond the initial $200 million she obtained from Voras Capital investors, the source said. The source said the decision to return investor money was made recently and all clients would get their money “promptly.” Cruz’s hedge fund, which began raising money and recruiting employees in 2009 formally opened in 2010, was down 8 percent last year, the sources added…The source said Cruz is fielding job inquiries in the finance industry, but has not made any decisions.

    Zoe Cruz’s Voras Capital To Close [Reuters/Katya Wachtel]

    / May 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM
  • News

    Zoe Cruz Is Happy Investors Didn’t Throw Money At Her Hedge Fund

    Sometimes name recognition alone isn’t enough to attract lots of money. Zoe Cruz’s start-up hedge fund, Voras Capital Management, which bets on broad economic trends, began trading in mid-2010 but has struggled to get much past the $220 million mark, say people familiar with the firm. Another challenge for Ms. Cruz, these people say, is […]

    / Apr 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM
  • News

    Anyone Wanna Work For Zoe Cruz?

    A number of new positions have recently come up at the former Morgan Stanley exec’s firm, (potentially) including that of CFO. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy Voras Capital Management is also in need of a couple of traders and a head of IR.

    / Mar 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM
  • News

    Ex-Morgan Stanley Employee To Potentially Participate In Televised Cooking Competition

    I don’t know why this is a story but for the pastry/reality TV loving Morgan Stanley employees in the group, prepare to muster some tepid excitement for one of your own: Bloomberg reports that Judy Joo, a girl who at one time worked for Morgan Stanley, might be on the UK edition of “Iron Chef.” […]

    / Jan 14, 2010 at 1:40 PM

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