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  • 05 Dec 2012 at 4:26 PM

Jeffrey Gundlach Had A Little Party Last Night

December 7, 1941. November 22, 1963. December 4, 2009. All dates of such historical and cultural significance that if you asked someone where they were that day, they’d surely be able to tell you. Because they weren’t just any old days; they were moments when everything changed. The bombing of Pearl Harbor; the assassination of JFK; and, perhaps most importantly, the firing of Jeffrey Gundlach from the TWC Group, which had taken issue with his decision to start his own firm, and choose to express that anger by first escorting him out of the building and second raiding his offices, where they found an amount of adult films and sexual devices that suggested Gundlach was operating an online wholesale sex shop distributor and keeping the inventory at work. TCW also sued its former employee and at the time, rather than roll over and take it which is something he would never do, Gundlach vowed to fight back and clear up the misconception that TCW was the victim in the situation. On the contrary, JG told people, the real victim was US taxpayers who were “promised” Gundlach’s services and had to settled for a subpar bond manager when his relationship with the firm was terminated. Gundlach ultimately emerged victorious* and perhaps even more satisfying to The Pope was the number of TCW employees and clients who followed him en masse to his new company, the aptly named DoubleLine Capital. We’re not sure how you celebrated last night’s hugely significant anniversary, but we do know how Gundlach did: Read more »

“Gundlach was found today to have breached his fiduciary duty to TCW and misappropriated its trade secrets.The Los Angeles jury awarded the company no damages on the breach claim…The jury found that Gundlach and DoubleLine didn’t act willfully and maliciously in misappropriating trade secrets.” [BW, earlier]

Jeffrey Gundlach is a hugely talented man. The bond manager, who is currently being sued by his former employer for alleged theft of proprietary information that he snuck out of the office in a secretary’s bra, can do it all. In addition to being, as he’s previously stated, “The guy who can make it rain the desert,” Gundlach is a self-described genius (who once asked a colleague, “What’s it like having lunch with a genius?”), a modern art expert, a dildo collector, an adult film critic, and a guy who’s got a legitimate shot at becoming an auctioneer at Christie’s or an announcer at the Greyhound Classic, which is the Kentucky Derby of dog graces. What you may not have known about Gundlach is that he is also a budding thespian, whose speciality is impressions of French guys that used to be his boss. Read more »

“His team stole 9 million pages of documents. If you stacked them up, that’s 2.5 Empire State buildings…we’ve got forensic experts, people who examined the computers, people who will testify to some of this. That 9 million pages is based on our examinations of the computers, of the downloads, of the printings. And they snuck it out the building. They told secretaries, ‘sneak this out.’ They had a young woman putting it in her bra.”– TCW attorney Susan Estrich [CNBC, earlier]

In December 2009, bond guru and self-described “genius” Jeffrey Gundlach quit TCW to start his own firm, DoubleLine LLC. When he left, his former employer alleges, he took with him TCW staff, client information, and technology, which form the basis of their suit against JG (who prefers to be called “The Pope”) that is set to go to trial July 25. What Gundlach did not take with him and instead left in his office for TCW to find was a cornucopia of drugs, paraphernalia, toys and porn that gave the impression he was operating a online wholesale sex shop distributor and keeping the inventory at work. The stash included: Read more »

  • 09 Dec 2010 at 11:31 AM

This Is Why Jeffrey Gundlach Is Awesome

A lot people would probably tell you that bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach’s awesomeness stems from the staggeringly impressive sex toy and porn collection he kept in his office at TWC before he was fired/quit last year (itemized here). And while being Wall Street’s foremost dildo collector and having the entire Dr. Fellatio series, as in volumes 1-16, on hand is certainly something to admire someone for, it’s not actually the attribute that defines Gundlach or makes him stand out from the pack. Arguably, JG’s most defining characteristic– the one that just makes you want to squeeze his cheeks– is how much Jeffrey Gundlach loves himself some Jeffrey Gundlach. Read more »

Picture 166.pngAccording to an updated federal filing on Monday, the Justice Department has taken an interest in the split between investment firm TCW Group and its former CIO, Jeffrey Gundlach. While DoubleLine has confirmed that “some employees and former employees have been interviewed by the office of the U.S. attorney in Manhattan” and TCW has confirmed it received a subpoena and was informed “it is the victim in this particular matter,” it’s unclear exactly what aspect of the breakup the government is suspicious about. With so much to choose from it could be a) “the alleged theft of TCW’s information” by Gundlach, who left to start DoubleLine LLC b) whether or not government information related to a PPIP fund TCW dropped out of after Gundlach departed was “compromised” or c) if the items found in Gundlach’s office after he quit/was fired constituted an unfair edge, which they very well might have. To refresh, these items included:

DVDs:
Asian Office Sluts
Weapons of Ass Destruction
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Suck it, TCW. No, really. Do it.

Congratulations are in order for Jeff Gundlach and the DoubleLine Team! In addition to being ranked number one globally in asses (on tape), the new firm has gathered the most assets among 2010 fund launches. Naturally this calls for a celebration and a screening of Ass Traffic Volume 2 at the office would probably be most fitting, if anyone has a copy lying around. Read more »