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Cold Call Where John Thomas Financial Hath Cold Called!

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* Launch your scandal-plagued hedge fund where Steve Cohen hath launched his scandal plagued hedge fund!

* Learn to pretend to trade where Shia LaBeouf hath learned to pretend to trade!

* Threaten to run over a broker "in the street" where Tommy Belesis hath threatened to run over a broker "in the street"!

That's right, decision makers of the household: the 23rd floor of 14 Wall Street, a space with a whole lotta history, could be yours.

Brokerage-firm CEO Tommy Belesis, getting smacked with a slew of employee defections, is giving up his posh Wall Street headquarters, The Post has learned. John Thomas Financial, which also has been buffeted by regulatory probes, occupies the entire 23rd floor of 14 Wall St. — a space that is being marketed for “immediate possession,” sources said. The 38,705-square-foot space has been on the market for two weeks through real estate brokerage CBRE, according to real estate listing service CoStar Group...The loss of Belesis’ polished headquarters, which he outfitted with attendants in the bathrooms and security cameras over every desk, is just the latest blow to the Merrick, NY, native — once a regular on cable-television news outlets. At its peak, JTF had 200 brokers who he would seek to inspire every morning with “Eye of the Tiger,” and other “Rocky” theme music blaring through the office’s sound system. The 23rd floor of 14 Wall was also: the 1992 launching pad for hedge fund titan Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital [and] where Shia Labeouf prepped for his role in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”

Act fast.

Belesis on the move [NYP]


"Brokers who show up with stubble are sent to the bathroom, where a bow-tied attendant dispenses razors, cologne and candy."

Back in February, FINRA informed John Thomas Financial founder Anastasios “Tommy” Belesis, he of rallies for Wall Street and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps fame, that he "may face disciplinary action on a claim that he artificially inflated the price of a stock," while the Post reported that the firm was being probed by the FBI and the SEC. According to the firm's lawyer, Robert Bursky, "There is not a shred of evidence that suggests there is an ongoing inquiry by the FBI," and if you asked David Pitts, a spokesman for John Thomas, if the brokerage is a boiler room, which Bloomberg did, he'd say it is not (and that, on the contrary, "it helps real companies raise money and provides honest advice to investors"). Regardless of whether or not any of the allegations are true, a few business practices one might want to avoid if questions like "is this place legit" or "is this business entirely modeled after 2000's Boiler Room" are being raised include: