Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Oct 6 2011 | 1:04pm ET by Deirdre Brennan
Can someone tell me why the occupation of "hedge fund manager" seems to be so popular among former strippers, madams and social climbing spies?
Just today we have stripper-turned-hedge-fund-manager Niki Marx suing her former employer for harassment.
Then there was Elliot Spitzer’s favorite madam, hedge-fund-executive-turned-prostitution-maven Kristin Davis.
And remember the deported Russian spy, Anna Chapman? She was a former personal assistant to a London-based hedge fund manager...ok, not exactly a manager, but when arrested she said she had been in the hedge fund industry.
Alas, it’s a free country, so these gals may call themselves 'hedge fund managers' or 'hedge fund professionals' or whatever they like. Oh, and should you be thinking of investing with the latest hedge fund hottie who claims that Marx NY Capital is up 160% year-to-date, note that on a recent Facebook post Miss Marx mentioned that she may need some illegal substances to ease the stress of the turbulent markets. As my colleague Jon said to me, ‘she should put that in her marketing documents.’
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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