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    OAO Sberbank’s London Office Seeking Replacement For Resident Nickname-Giver (5 Years Experience LOLing At Own Jokes Preferred, Not Required)

    David Longmuir, head of equity sales at OAO Sberbank’s London unit, agreed to step down after being accused of referring to a colleague as “Ms. Cokehead,” according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Colleagues on the equity sales desk, all men, created a hostile work environment and displayed “a demeaning and offensive attitude […]

    / Apr 9, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    You Don’t Become The World’s Leading Hedge Fund Manager Without Learning To Delegate The Most Critical Of Tasks

    How does a nanny earn more than the average pediatrician? The simple answer is hard work — plus a strange seller’s market that follows a couple of quirky economic principles. A typical high-priced nanny effectively signs her (and they are almost always women) life over to the family she works for…And, alas, it seems that there just aren’t enough “good” nannies, always on call, to go around. Especially since a wealthy family’s demands can be pretty specific. According to Pavillion’s vice president, Seth Norman Greenberg, a nanny increases her market value if she speaks fluent French (or, increasingly, Mandarin); can cook a four-course meal (and, occasionally, macrobiotic dishes); and ride, wash and groom a horse. Greenberg has also known families to prize nannies who can steer a 32-foot boat, help manage an art collection or, in one case, drive a Zamboni to clean a private ice rink. [NYT via BI, related]

    / Mar 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    Bonus Watch ’12: Is UBS Trying To Tell Us Something?

    Admittedly it’s just a theory but hear us out– based on the following bonus numbers communicated to managing directors this morning in Stamford, is it possible the Swiss’s long-term revenue generating plan is to get someone to burn the place down so they can collect the insurance money and then work out of Howard Johnson’s?

    / Feb 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Don’t Think He Hasn’t Tried

    In addition to being known as one of the most loved and revered businessmen- some would say- ever, a savvy investor and a lover of Cherry Coke, Buffett is known for one thing above all else– going out of his way to awkwardly marry aberrant sex fetish with folksy business wisdom. Some of his greatest […]

    / Feb 9, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    The Logical Conclusion Here Is That Mike Mayo Occupies Himself During Lesser Analysts’ Conference Call Questions By Rubbing Baby Oil On His Pecs

    PULL-UPS: Mayo…can do 35 consecutively and 150 in an hour. Used to do as many as 200 push-ups at a time when stress level got high. Changed to pull-ups after push-ups started causing him neck pain. BREAKFAST: 10 egg-white omelette with grilled onions. [Miami Herald via BI]

    / Nov 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    FrontPoint Forced To Shutter Healthcare Fund Thanks To Investors’ Lack Of A Pair

    A few weeks back, FrontPoint Partners’ healthcare fund had its name in the press due to its association with a French doctor who allegedly passed one of its managers some hot tips. Not really that big a deal in the grand scheme of things (especially considering the firm itself was never actually charged with any […]

    / Nov 19, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    The Take-Away Here Is That Hampton Pearson’s Tell-All Can’t Be Far Behind

    If you are part of the on-air talent team at CNBC, you must write a book. It’s in the contract. The network knows the people want it and why deny the people the musings of these celebrated raconteurs? It’d border on criminal. David Faber and the Jabroni Pony’s tomes came out last year, Maria Bartiromo […]

    / Sep 10, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    Buy Lloyd Blankfein’s House (NOW ON SALE)

    Lloyd and his wife Laura has been comfortably ensconced in their new pad in 15CPW for over year now, where neighbors include people like Sandy Weill, Daniel Och, and Dan Loeb and each apartment comes equipped with an auto-fellatio room in order to meet the needs of the esteemed residents. Unfortunately, LB has been having […]

    / Nov 25, 2009 at 12:16 PM

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