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Jul 14 2011 | 2:26am ET
Hedge fund Trafelet & Co. has added a Morgan Stanley derivatives trader and, appropriately as we are in the midst of the World Series of Poker, a pretty good poker player.
Jason Strasser was named lead analyst at Trafelet, reporting directly to firm founder Remy Trafelet, Business Insider reports. The 26-year-old had been an industrials and materials book runner at Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2007.
Before that, he spent two years playing poker professionally, earning himself $1.3 million and playing in the 2006 World Series, the same one in which Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn came in 18th place.
Trafelet is a long/short equities fund.
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…