The London Evening Standard reports that 7 British traders (among them, BGC Partners’ head of FX options in London and a Citibank EM options guy) found themselves locked in a lift this week, following an evening of “eating sushi and drinking” with clients. Despite “shouting for help” and “pressing the emergency button,” the group was stuck for over three hours. In that time, they took a nap (captured by one of their cameras in the photo at left) and maybe did some other stuff not suitable for visuals? Read more »
DealBook reports that Patricia Cohen, the ex-wife of Steve, has dropped her lawsuit against the big guy, after filing it less than a month ago. SAC spokesman Jonathan Gasthalter said in a statement: “As we have said from the outset, these decades old allegations by Mr. Cohen’s former spouse were patently false and entirely without merit. We are not surprised that, when faced with our motion for sanctions, they withdrew the complaint.” Also, Zambonis never lose.
Notice of Voluntary Dismissal [PDF]
UPDATE: Uh, so Patricia has this to say: “I did not authorize Paul to withdraw the case. My attorney, Gaytri Kachroo, will take the necessary actions in response to this.” So we’re back on!
Also, does anyone have any money they’d like to free up for the Gorilla? ‘Cause that’s something he would like to get a piece of, over at the new shop.
Fuld is trying to raise funds from private equity and other investors that would provide aid to small businesses seen as “growth companies.” The aid would be provided by using his Rolodex of market contacts to help firms raise capital or by providing financing, people familiar with the matter said. The effort is being done through Fuld’s Matrix Advisors, a small firm he set up earlier this year…one source said Fuld still maintains that Lehman didn’t want or need a lifeline from Uncle Sam to stay afloat, and that had he struck a deal for a capital infusion with a group of South Korean investors, the firm would be around today.