SALT Conference

  • 15 May 2014 at 4:20 PM

Hedge Fund Managers Are Totally Over Chris Christie

David Tepper’s the only Garden Stater they want to hear from. Read more »

  • 14 May 2014 at 3:46 PM

Fox Business Reporter Tweets Live From Vegas Urinal

[via @cgasparino]

  • 10 May 2012 at 7:00 PM

SALT 2012 Entertainment Will Let Himself Out

“In case you don’t know who we are, we’re Maroon 5,” joked Levine, who performed wearing skinny jeans, a tight black T-shirt revealing extensive tattoos, and his signature three-day stubble. Most people in the several hundred person crowd indeed weren’t sure what they were watching. What’s their name again?” asked on elderly asset trustee; another 40-something hedge fund manager said he looked up the odd-sounding name shortly before the show. “I had to Google it,” he admitted…For the most partk, hedge funders watched politely if unenthusiastically while sipping on Bud Light bottles and 2008 Washington state Merlot; others networked in the half-full ballroom, checking their Blackberries in between business card exchanges. [AR, related, related]

  • 10 May 2012 at 5:11 PM

SALT 2012 Entertainment Wonders If This Thing Is On

“Awww yeah!” screamed Maroon 5’s Adam Levine early on, looking for an echo from the crowd. No response. An attempt to set a clapping beat with the audience also fell flat. [AR, related]

“Where are the ladies tonight?” Levine asked as the drummer kept a faint beat. One could hear a few screams. “That means there are a lot of dudes here,” he shot back. “It’s not the best ratio.” The men nodded and laughed knowingly. A few adoring women in the front screamed a little louder, and Levine indulged them. “Ladies, this song is dedicated to you,” he said before launching into She Will Be Loved. “We loved you so damn much.” [AR]

As some of you may know, in the post-crisis world, raising capital can be a tricky business, even for hedge funds with impeccable track records. Even more difficult? Getting people to sign on to fund of funds, whose due diligence processes were called into question following the Madoff scandal. Fortunately, there’s still one guy who knows how to get the job done. His name? Anthony Scaramucci AKA The Mooch, who is the topic of a Bloomberg Markets Magazine profile next month. If you want to raise some real money, whether you’re running a FoF or just need some cash for the weekend, we suggest following his system. A fool-proof system for getting any investors you want to open up their wallets for life. What are we talking about? M.O.O.C.H. It’s a comprehensive approach for the seduction of potential investors that Scaramucci’s been developing for years. And now, he’s sharing it with you. Read more »

“Let’s go back to 2008, because it’s important to understand the past to understand the present.” Read more »

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