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Apr 17 2008 | 12:59pm ET
Josh Birnbaum, who helped orchestrate Goldman Sachs’ highly-profitable bets against subprime mortgage-backed bonds, has left the firm to found his own hedge fund.
Birnbaum, who was a managing director at Goldman, plans to raise about $1 billion for the fund, Bloomberg News reports. The fund is expected to join a glut of other vehicles pouring into mortgage investing in the wake of the continuing credit crisis.
Birnbaum joined Goldman in 1993 and reportedly made between $5 million and $15 million last year.
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…