Tuesday, 1 December 2015
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Sep 24 2010 | 11:12am ET
It certainly wasn’t James Chanos’ most profitable day, but even the Kynikos Associates chief is willing to make sacrifices to make the silver screen.
The hedge fund manager told the New York Post that he earned $1.24 for his cameo appearance as himself in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” Chanos is one of at least two hedgies making an appearance in the sequel to 1987’s classic “Wall Street”: Superfund founder Christian Baha also has a small role.
Asked what he’d do with the Hollywood bounty, Chanos quipped, “acting lessons, obviously.”
But Chanos’ few seconds on screen wasn’t his only contribution to Oliver Stone’s latest film, which features Michael Douglas reprising the legendary role of Gordon Gekko. Along with Nouriel Roubini, Chanos convinced Stone to change the role of the film’s chief villain, played by Josh Brolin, from that of a hedge fund manager.
Brolin plays an investment banking chief, instead.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…