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Would Richard Gere Make A Convincing Hedge Fund Manager?

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He'll be giving it his best shot in "Arbitrage," in which he plays an "evil" investor "desperate to sell his firm to a major bank before his fraud can be uncovered" (in a role that originally went to Al Pacino). On cautiously optimistic side, he probably couldn't do any worse than all of the characters in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps combined. OR COULD HE? [FINalternatives]


Hedge Fund Manager Paul Singer Thinks Paul Ryan Chris Christie Mitt Romney, His First Second Last Choice For The Ticket, Would Make A Great President

Anyone but you know who. Paul Singer, a prominent hedge-fund manager, has employed many tactics in seeking to ensure a Republican victory in November...he approached Rep. Paul Ryan and offered to back him in a presidential bid. When Mr. Ryan demurred, Mr. Singer's support helped him emerge as the vice-presidential nominee, people close to the matter said...Mr. Singer has warmed up to Mr. Romney though he didn't support his run for president in 2008 and last year pushed...New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run. "As I have gotten to know Mitt I have become increasingly of the view that he will make a very fine president," Mr. Singer said in a rare interview. Wall Street's Paul Singer Makes His Influence Felt [WSJ] Related: Meet The Draft Christie For President Committee