SEC to Beef Up Its NYC Office In 2010 (NYT)
The agency plans to hire 18 people on the enforcement side, where it currently employs about 150 people in New York, and add 15 people to its examinations staff, which currently numbers about 210 in New York.
GMAC’s Carpenter Gets Pay Package Rivaling Blankfein (Bloomberg)
GMAC paid Carpenter about $1.2 million in salary and restricted stock for the month-and-a-half he was employed by the Detroit-based company last year, equivalent to full-year pay of $9.5 million.
U.S. Said to Tell Hedge Funds to Save Euro Records (Bloomberg)
The Department of Justice sent requests to save the records to at least some of the hedge funds whose executives attended a dinner hosted by New York-based research and brokerage firm Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co. on Feb. 8.
Nomura Eyes US Hiring Binge for Global Ambition (CNBC)
The brokerage plans to increase its bankers in the United States by 25 percent to 2,000 by March next year.
General Growth Creditors, Simon Attack Ackman (Reuters)
"Ackman, therefore, now has a unique and personal interest in making sure that Brookfield is approved as General Growth's stalking horse," Simon said. "General Growth is gambling with creditor recoveries at the behest of its most risk-hungry shareholders."
Bloomberg Aide's Exit Fuels Talk of Presidential Run (WSJ)
Kevin Sheekey was recently offered a job at Citigroup, one person said, but he turned it down for a job that keeps him squarely in Mr. Bloomberg's orbit.