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  • 16 Oct 2014 at 2:36 PM

Steve Cohen Makes Money For Steve Cohen

Point72 Asset Management, AKA the hedge fund formerly known as SAC Capital, whose largest client by far is a guy who answers to the name Steve Cohen, has turned in some pretty decent performance so far this year, despite a series of events that have led it to do stuff like, among other things, monetarily compensate employees for staying on the right side of the law. Read more »

  • 12 Sep 2014 at 2:30 PM

Jamie-Lynn Sigler-Dykstra’s Ex Is Back In The Game

Remember Abraxas “A.J.” Discala? Ex-husband of Jamie-Lynn Sigler (who’s since moved on with Lenny Dykstra’s son)? Guy who swore he didn’t mean to suggest he was pumping and dumping penny stocks when he said to a friend, in discussing the share price of a company called Cubed: “I’m the fucking brake and the gas, jackass“? He’s now able to move a bit more freely without the pesky weight of ankle-monitoring bracelet, which was apparently cramping his style. Read more »

  • 04 Sep 2014 at 5:30 PM

Jérôme Kerviel’s Week Is Looking Up

Yes, under the terms of his parole he’ll have to follow a curfew but it could’ve been a lot worse (in this case, worse meaning prison and a multi-billion fine, which would’ve taken god-knows-how-many walk-a-thons to pay back). Read more »

As you’ve probably heard by now, Bill Ackman gave a little presentation yesterday, on his favorite supplement and diet shakes company, Herbalife. Prior to the event, the Pershing Square founder appeared on CNBC hyping up the thing so hard that he came extremely close to promising video of CEO Michael Johnson threatening to fire employees who refused to snort lethal dosages of Formula 1 Healthy Nutritional Shake Mix (Wild Berry flavor) up their noses. So when the presentation failed to deliver, the disappointment across Wall Street was palpable. Pershing Square investors, however, know a good thing when they see it, and are unfazed. Read more »

  • 08 Jul 2014 at 3:55 PM

Only 50% Of Rajaratnam Brothers Will Do Time

Unlike his brother Raj, currently serving an 11 year sentence for securities fraud, Rengan Rajaratnam will not spend time in the big house. Read more »

Luckily, Steve Cohen could count on Goldman to loan him some scratch. Read more »

  • 31 Mar 2014 at 2:58 PM

Bonus Watch ’14: Mike Cavanagh

Mike Cavanaugh gave up a lot when he quit his job as the co-head of JP Morgan’s corporate and investment bank to become president and co-COO of the Carlyle Group. He gave up the chance to see the words “heir apparent” mentioned in every article written about him for the next five years, or until Jamie Dimon decides to retire. He gave up the bi-monthly treat of having Dimon take him down to the entrance of 270 Park and tell him that one day, everything the light touches will be his. He also gave up millions a year if you’re only looking at base pay, though it’s unclear why you would do that. Read more »

Philip Falcone’s LightSquared Inc. will probably be able to borrow $1 billion to finance its exit from bankruptcy as a standalone company, Credit Suisse Securities LLC said in a letter made public Friday. The Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) unit said it was confident it could arrange the proposed bankruptcy-exit loan as long as LightSquared, a wireless broadband provider, met conditions including obtaining the “cooperation of all parties-at-interest” in the reorganization and “all required regulatory approvals.” Philip Falcone’s LightSquared Inc. will probably be able to borrow $1 billion to finance its exit from bankruptcy as a standalone company, Credit Suisse Securities LLC said. [Bloomberg]