Take Note, Brady Dougan


Cityfile reminds us that today marks an extremely important, historic occasion: the birth of Erin Callan. The former Lehaman Brothers CFO and current Credit Suisse Managing Director and head of the Global Hedge Fund Business turns 43. Unfortunately, we will not be picking out anything special for the birthday girl, as we're still licking our wounds from not receiving so much as a thank you for the flowers we sent to mark her first day on the job. Unless of course one of you come up with something too good pass up, in which case we'll just pop by her apartment and drop it off.


Jamie Dimon (Sort Of) Returns Tom Brady's Favor

Back in October, the most wonderful aspect of the JPMorgan Whale Tale emerged in the pages of Vanity Fair: the day Vice-Chairman Jimmy Lee barricaded himself in his office determined to come up with a way to help Jamie Dimon, and after hours of thinking real hard, summoned his six secretaries and told them they had a job to do, which was getting Tom Brady on the horn so he could deliver a pep talk sure to cheer up the boss. Was the call kind of awkward, considering the two had never spoken and Brady's lack of useful investment ideas likely meant his big speech involved not much more than  "Even Super Bowl champion quarterbacks have bad days" and "Keep your chin up out there?" Probably. And yet some sort of bond was clearly forged, which would explain why Dimon felt compelled to throw Brady this bone: