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Feb 19 2010 | 9:25am ET
At least one high-profile hedge fund manager is known to have paid top dollar for one shark. And one property developer is hoping that selachimorphaphilia is a widespread characteristic of hedge fund managers.
Heron International is hoping to lure hedge funds across London from their longtime base in Mayfair to its new skyscraper in the City. So the Heron Tower, which is set to be completed in a year on Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street Station, will have its own shark.
But unlike Steven Cohen’s shark—a Damien Hirst objet d’art floating in formaldehyde currently on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—Heron’s will be very much alive. The 1.2-meter-long shark will reside in a 70,000 liter aquarium, alongside some 1,300 fish.
“It will have a real wow factor,” Peter Ferrari, co-managing director of Heron, told Financial News.
Heron isn’t saying anything else about the shark, other than to assure that it will not be a Great White. Cohen’s shark is a 13-foot-long tiger shark.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…