• 007_stanford


    Let’s Have A Vigorous Debate About Business School Rankings

    And who the Marriott School of Business needs to screw to make the Top 25.

    / Mar 10, 2015 at 2:50 PM
  • Some management professor


    Let’s Exchange Heated Words Over: Business School Rankings, Duke Is #1 Edition

    Is Duke’s Fuqua School of Business the best business school in the country? According to BusinessWeek, which has jumped on the ranking of MBA programs bandwagon, yes. Obviously, many of you are going to have thoughts about this as well as other things on the list that may have touched a nerve (perceived slights like […]

    / Nov 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM
  • Stanford GSB


    Let’s Exchange Heated Words Over: Business School Rankings

    Once again, as it does every year, US News has released its ranking of the best, not bad, and okay business schools. As this is the sort of thing that inspires unbridled rage over perceived slights like finding out your alma mater dropped one spot or having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution […]

    / Mar 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM
  • Bursting with pride.


    Life At JP Morgan Is Looking Up

    Yes, the bank just agreed to pay $13 billion to settle only one of the many investigations into its practices. Yes, #AskJPM didn’t exactly go off as planned. Yes, the public outrage reserved for Goldman Sachs has all but turned to 270 Park. Yes, the firm’s headquarters are visited regularly by an exorcist. And yes, […]

    / Nov 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    Hedge Funds

    UK Hedge Fund Manager’s Chickens To Maintain The Lifestyle They’ve Grown Accustomed To In 2013

    What motivates a hedge fund manager to continue busting his ass to churn out profits year after year, once he’s already amassed a fortune most people can’t even fathom, when he could easily pack it all in and live more than comfortably without ever working another day? For some, it’s the thrill. For others, it’s the trophy’s wife’s shoe habit. For Crispin Odey, it’s the chickens.

    The Odey Asset Management founder (and sausage brand ambassador)’s got a mess of high-maintenance ones and earlier this year, had architects draft blueprints of a “Palladian-style” mansion he intended to build them (seen at left), replete with a grey zinc roof, “pediments, cornice, architrave, and frieze in English oak,” and columns “hewn from the finest grey Forest of Dean standstone.” After finishing 2011 down 20.3%, things were no doubt more than a little tense over in Herefordshire, where questions of whether or not construction would have to be halted, or if they’d have to make the switch to [whispers] generic-brand feed. Certainly a moment of panic swept over Odey each day when he returned home, wondering as he turned the knob if he’d be entering an empty house, the chickens gone and a note explaining they couldn’t do this anymore on the fridge. Ran off with the general contractor because what was the point of shacking up with a money manger if the money wasn’t there? Luckily for all parties involved, it won’t have to come to that; according to Bloomberg Markets’ annual ranking of the top performing hedge funds, performing under pressure is one of Odey’s specialities.

    / Jan 4, 2013 at 2:08 PM
  • News

    B-School Facts & Fiction

    It’s finals time, folks! In undergrad, this meant camping out in the 24-hour library, not showering, ingesting solely caffeine and mozzarella sticks, sleeping less than four hours, arriving exam day in the ultimate defeatist attire (college hoodie and pajama pants). In business school, finals time means … hmm some light stretching, a hearty yaaaaaaaaawn from […]

    / Mar 20, 2012 at 4:58 PM
  • News

    Let’s Exchange Heated Words Over: Business School Rankings

    US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you need a safe space to get huffy about perceived slights (be it your MBA program being lower than you believe is accurate or by having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the […]

    / Mar 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM
  • News

    The 25 Biggest Hedge Funds

    For those size queens out there, Institutional Investor has compiled the 2011 rankings. 25. ESL Investments ($14.0 billion) 23. Moore Capital ($15.0 billion) 23. Appaloosa Management ($15.0 billion) 22. Davidson Kempner Capital ($15.3 billion) 21. DE Shaw ($15.6 billion) 20 Landsdowne Partners ($16.146 billion) 19. AQR Capital ($16.7 billion) 18. Elliott Management ($16.8 billion) 17. […]

    / May 12, 2011 at 2:11 PM
  • News

    Ladies Love (Respect, Admire, Bow Down In The Presence Of) Lloyd Blankfein

    Men too! According to Fortune‘s annual ranking of the “50 most admired companies,” Blankfein’s Goldman is 25 overall (the top 50 also includes JPMorgan and Wells Fargo) and number one out of the “megabanks.” In that category, here’s how the rest stacked up: 16. Royal Bank of Scotland 15. Mizuho Financial Group 14. Citigroup 13. […]

    / Mar 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM
  • News

    Which Wall Streeters ‘Run’ The Art Market?

    With few exceptions (thinking about how they could do things like buy a random restaurant just to fire the rude waiter who serviced them, having an IHOP built in their bedroom), few things are more satisfying to financiers than buying multi-million dollar pieces of art to hang above their toilets. Every now and then it’s […]

    / Jan 27, 2011 at 4:16 PM
  • News

    Asking For Your Signature To Be Removed From An Email Thread Nominating Hottest New Female Hires Apparently Not Enough Of A Safeguard From Provoking Firm’s Ire

    This is just a little head’s up, trick of the trade: if you’re considering circulating a “short list” of nominations for the hottest young female recruits at your company, asking your colleagues to remove your name before forwarding it on may not be enough to keep you out of HR’s line of fire. You might […]

    / Nov 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM
  • News

    Financial Times Says Give It Up For George Soros

    He’s one of the most well-known hedge fund managers in the world, praised prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay frequently for his market savvy but the FT has decided that Jorge just doesn’t get the props he deserves.

    / Sep 13, 2010 at 5:20 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein Moving Up In The (MBA) World

    The president may not appreciate them but you know what? Screw that guy. JD and LB don’t need him when they’ve got the votes of MBA Candidates. CNN Money’s annual ranking of the top companies business students want to work for is out and apparently these kids want a piece of James D and his […]

    / May 24, 2010 at 12:45 PM
  • News

    Bill Gates To “Top” Warren Buffett Tomorrow?

    Tomorrow, Forbes will release its annual list of the richest billionaires in the world. Who will take the number one and two spots? The CNBC brain trust has crunched some numbers and is guessing it’ll be Gates, followed by Buffett. This is all pretty upsetting to everyone in the Oracle’s camp, as it would mark […]

    / Mar 9, 2010 at 4:31 PM
  • News

    The 25 Most Powerful Men In Finance: Only Includes Four Goldman Sachs Employees?

    According to Institutional Investor, yes (Lloyd Blankfein, Gary Cohn, David Heller, and Richard Friedman, who the magazine insinuates has some job security in the fact that his wife is a gal-pal of Laura Blankfein). Also included, Jamie Dimon, obviously, who beats out LB for slot number one, Bob Diamond (4), Brady Dougan (5; really?), Tom […]

    / Dec 15, 2009 at 10:40 AM
  • News

    ‘Vanity Fair’ Can’t Keep Its Middle-Aged Jews Named Steve Cohen Straight

    Earlier this morning an absolutely flummoxed Dealbreaker wondered aloud how SAC Capital founder Steve Cohen could have possibly been placed in the completely demeaning slot of 99 (out of 100) on Vanity Fair‘s annual ranking of the most ‘Influential’ people in the world. It seems we’ve discovered the answer: Vanity Fair has no idea who […]

    / Sep 3, 2008 at 12:15 PM

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