wtf

Such as:

1. Is it standard practice at Credit Suisse to tell traders at other banks, “Hey, we might buy this stock”? Because Zoe Henderson has worked in a lot of offices and people do that all the time.

Credit Suisse has accused the trader, Zoe Henderson, of improperly sharing client communications with her husband, a London-based trader at a rival bank, via electronic chat rooms, the people said…At Credit Suisse, the examination of chat-room records revealed that Ms. Henderson, who has been at the bank since 2004, on multiple occasions during the past several years shared Credit Suisse communications with her husband, Toby Henderson, a London-based equities trader at Royal Bank of Canada, according to the people familiar with the probe. Some of the communications described Credit Suisse clients’ interest in buying or selling stocks, price ranges of upcoming public offerings, or updates on corporate mergers or other deals, the people said…Ms. Henderson has told Credit Suisse lawyers that it was normal practice for traders other than her to send messages indicating interest in certain stocks to traders at rival banks, and that the practice didn’t hurt clients, according to a person familiar with the probe.

2. Why were Credit Suisse traders (allegedly!) making viewings of adult videos a group activity?

2a. …in the office? Read more »

  • 27 Jun 2014 at 4:05 PM

Shia LaBeouf Had A Busy Thursday Night

Troublemaking actor Shia LaBeouf chased after a homeless man — demanding he hand over a McDonald’s bag in Times Square — a few hours before he went berserk at the Broadway musical “Cabaret,” new video footage reveals. “He really wanted whatever was in that bag. He had so much focus … If there were French fries in the bag, maybe he really wanted to eat them,” a witness said. He added, “He was dodging people and yelling, ‘Yo, come on!’ … He was on a mission. It was so bizarre.” [NYP, earlier, earlier]

…which would explain why they recorded the incident and then uploaded the whole thing to the internet. Read more »

  • 17 Nov 2011 at 2:04 PM

NYPD Now Wants Protesters In Zuccotti Park


In fact, they’re reportedly not letting anyone leave the park (all exits have been closed off), unless they’re being arrested. Read more »

Despite the fact that Morgan Stanley beat expectations last quarter, things are still not yet peachy keen again at the bank. Brad Hintz fears it’s going to be years before clients put MS back on speed dial, Blackberry usage is stiflingly curtailed, Dick Bové has dropped hints he’s going to go Fatal Attraction on James Gorman’s ass, and come January John Mack will not be around protect everyone with his Tommy gun. Having said that, MS employees are all in a far better place than one of their former colleagues, who had the misfortune of getting involved with a lunatic who chose the reasonable course of framing her for armed robbery after the relationship soured. Read more »

Toby Carroll is a New Zealand-born real estate analyst for HSBC currently stationed in Dubai. If you’re a colleague in the field currently trying to get in touch with him, you’ll have to wait a bit longer, because he currently in prison. Read more »

There is no fishing trip. Read more »