Last month, we learned that at some point over the summer, Richard Kimball Jr. had left Goldman Sachs. Not knowing his plans, at the time we speculated he was either starting his own hedge fund, as former bankers, particularly ones who’ve been partners at Goldman, tend to do, or designing a line for La Perla, as people whose adult pool parties and clothing-optional Halloween gatherings that enrage the neighbors also tend to do. Today, however, we were informed that we were wrong on both counts. While owning a hedge fund or designing lingerie seem like they would fall in Kimball’s wheelhouse, his new gig is actually more perfect for him than anything would could have imagined. ‘Cause when one thinks of Rick Kimball Jr, one thinks PAR-TAY ANIMAL. And when you’re a par-tay animal on the level of The Kimballer, you need to take important steps to ensure the party don’t stop. Safeguards, if you will. One reason often cited by people who’ve been engaging in some hard partying for “never doing that again” is the desire to not suffer crippling hangovers the next day. But what if Rick Kimball told you you could party like no one was watching without ever waking up to another hangover again? Would that sound like something you’d be interested in? Because what we’re saying is: Rick Kimball is currently running a hangover prevention company.* Read more »
Over a year ago, at the height of the campaign to Hate on Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein issued an edict to employees: “do not be seen living high on the hog.” As a partner, Richard Kimball knew he had to set an example for the younger guys and girls and followed Blankfein’s demands to a tee. When he threw “a series of” topless parties in the Hamptons, he did so in the privacy of his Southampton rental. When he enjoyed the company of some lady friends following his divorce from Pete Peterson’s daughter Holly, he did so in the elevators of his building on Jane Street. And when he threw an alleged “naked-themed” Halloween party this October, we’re told it went down at a “secret location” not disclosed to guests until 10PM that evening. Basically, he’s showed the utmost of discretion, demonstrating to the rest of the firm how you show people a good time without making a spectacle. And yet. Read more »
Unfounded Rumor Of The Afternoon: Goldman Sachs Partner To Grapple With The Question Of How One Throws A “Naked-Themed” Halloween Party, Food And Drink-Wise?By Bess Levin
Almost a year ago, at the height of the campaign to Hate on Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein issued an edict. Lay low. Do not draw attention to the firm. Do not purchase flashy items. Do not dump a bag of hundos on the floor, strip naked and roll around in them at your local watering hole. Don’t even eat together outside the walls of headquarters if you know what’s good for you. Lloyd wasn’t telling people to not be themselves, just not to be themselves in public, where they could be readily identified as employees of Goldman Sachs. Naturally, the rule applied not only to first-year peons but the upper echelons of Goldman Sachs management as well. Which is why when he threw “a series of” topless parties in the Hamptons last summer, partner, managing director and hero to all Rick Kimball did so in the privacy of his Southampton rental. The same logic presumably applied during the planning of an upcoming “naked-themed Halloween party,” supposedly taking place at his pad on Jane Street. Read more »
This morning we discussed the fact that after a torturous year of not being able to buy $300,000 cars because of how it would look, many of you are now feeling strong enough and confident enough to go for it without the fear of people calling you a tone deaf douchebag. Well that was just the tip of the iceberg, ladies. No longer having to worry about the “recession” or a lack of bonuses means the Mecca of the the DB, the Hamptons, is once again in style. Sure, it was there last year but it was a sad summer, what with having to dial down the enthusiasm and not not strip naked and roll around in a pile of hundos once you got out there Friday night. Now feel free to do just that, or light the money on fire just because you can, whatever you want, it’s now okay.
“It’s going to be a good summer,” Megan Ruddy said. “Everyone is sick and tired of holding on to their money.”
Banks Advising Employees To Avoid Flashy Hamptons Homes This Year, Vague About Whether Or Not Pulling A Kimball Is OkayBy Bess Levin
So! A bunch of unnamed banks are supposedly telling their employees to ixnay on the assivemay amptonshay entalsray this summer. Let’s just say it’s Goldman Sachs that is doing the telling because a) they’ve been known to tell their people not go out during the day for fear of attracting scrutiny for existing and b) if The People are going to get their knickers in a twist over anyone’s big ass vacation houses it’s going to be those of Goldman Sachs. Read more »