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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 to women,” Svetlana Lokhova alleged in documents from her U.K. employment tribunal claim against Sberbank CIB. Lokhova took a leave of absence in January 2012 and hasn’t returned since. Lokhova accused Longmuir of sending e-mails to clients saying they were “awaiting arriving of Ms. Cokehead,” and “they’ve hired mad Svetlana to do equity sales,” according to her claim. [Bloomberg]

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]

  • 15 Feb 2012 at 11:54 AM

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? Read more »

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]

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 wrongdoing) but apparently investors thought differently. They have redeemed en masse, forcing FrontPoint to liquidate the $1.5 billion fund. And now they need to sit down for a little chat re: the ways of the world. Read more »

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 has done two in the last three months, we’re told Mark Haines is putting the finishing touches on his memoir, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think Of These People and the latest contribution to literature and understanding comes from Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. You may not know it but this woman has seen a lot in her years in the markets. The nightmare of ’73-’74; the joys of being at the ground floor when JWM was gearing up the boys at Solly; the coke-fueled days riding the Nasdaq like a Thai hooker during the late ’90s, then riding it down. She was cutting her teeth trading EM bonds when most of you were crapping yellow, so maybe consider taking a listen. Read more »

  • 25 Nov 2009 at 12:16 PM

Buy Lloyd Blankfein’s House (NOW ON SALE)

lloydblanfein.jpgLloyd 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 a little trubs selling his old house, at 941 Park Avenue. It’s been on the market since June and despite the added value of Stan O’Neal living in the building, its received no bites. Or has it?

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