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    John Paulson Pretty Sure Dodd-Frank, New Hedge Fund Disclosure Rules Are The Most Fakakta Thing He’s Seen In A Long Time

    “I couldn’t even read the whole application,” he said to guffaws from several hundred young Jewish professionals gathered sipping on spirits and kosher wine at event space Chelsea Pearl to hear his advice on how to make it in finance. “I did review part of the application, about 40 pages [out of 500], and the […]

    / Sep 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM
  • News

    Dealbreaker’s Senior Bookmaker Has A Few Things He’d Like To Get Off His Chest

    Anonymous Sports Book Manager left academia to run a trading department at one of the world’s largest offshore bookmaking outfits. He now works onshore with his cellphone, pencil, rice paper, and a bucket of water. He’s trying to go legit as a consultant (please send job offers), but every time he gets out of the […]

    / Feb 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM
  • News, Regulation

    Volcker Rule Too Long, Say Banks, Guy Who Stayed Up All Night Summarizing It

    Apparently lawyers at Davis Polk pulled an all-nighter reading and summarizing the Volcker Rule draft that was published yesterday. And they’re not the only people annoyed by the regulators’ refusal to get to the point: As people drilled down into the details of the draft, many were concerned that it appeared to require very granular […]

    / Oct 7, 2011 at 5:21 PM
  • Banks, News

    Let’s Just Go Ahead And Assume That Greek Letters = Evil

    The fact that one lovable rogue in London misplaced UBS’s bonus pool for the year has people talking again about the Volcker rule, which would ban proprietary trading at banks. I still don’t really understand that, and I’m not alone. Here is a thing about the Volcker rule and “Delta desks” (what?): Yet the definition […]

    / Sep 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM
  • News

    Today in Visual Display of Quantitative Information (Nerdy)

    Zero Hedge points out this awesome chart in an otherwise kind of back-test-eriffic Stanford paper on credit-equity correlation trading: The chart graphs 2003-2010 investment grade credit spreads (left axis) versus the S&P (bottom axis), with the size of the circles corresponding to the level of the VIX volatility index and the colors distinguishing the year […]

    / Jul 13, 2011 at 12:06 PM

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