The Ackmanaissance is raging on into 2019.
Stamford Harbor is not offering any sorry-about-that-whole-insider-trading-thing discounts.
It’s practically an annus mirabilis for Pershing Square.
The mere thought of the former Argentine president has investors running for the hills.
Because when nothing makes sense, anyone can do fucking anything.
And if he'll get that soft American Apparel stuff or cheap out.
The Jefferies alum is back, baby.
...not to mention, the permits for a victory lap through downtown Stamford.
Goldman Sachs co-president turned cowboy Jon Winkelreid is back.
He's gonna show ALL OF YOU.
"Great Wall Street bank," "27,000 risk managers," "success."
Perhaps, you thought, that the day Vikram Pandit was abruptly and unceremoniously fired from Citigroup was the end. That we'd lost him for good. That he'd retreat to the his Upper West Side manse and spend his days beefing up his Odd Couple memorabilia collection, or work on that novel about a love that dare not speak its name between a bank CEO and the analyst who only acted like she hated him, or build that Zen garden he'd always wanted that the fucks at Citi never let him have. That he was finished with Wall Street. Well fret not. Uncle Vik wouldn't never do that to you.
If it feels like it's been forever since we've heard from Ken Lewis it's because it has. Following his retirement in 2009, the former Bank of America CEO went underground to do some soul-searching. To figure out what made Kenneth D. Lewis tick. Did he want to want to be a CEO of another company? Did he want to get involved in another industry entirely? Did he want to grow a beard again? Did he want to be a shepherd? These are the questions that needed answers and today, finally, we've got some. No word on the beard but it appears that for now, Lewis is staying away from Wall Street and pursuing another passion: the movie business.