A Banker's Wife Was Kidnapped, A Credit Suisse Veteran Launched a Hedge Fund -- Here's Today's Gossip

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Two men from the Caribbean island St. Kitts were charged and jailed for kidnapping a banker’s wife.Kieran McKenna, who resigned as the head of global oil at Credit Suisse in July, started a hedge fund called the Mastic Commodity Fund that will start accepting money from outside investors next month.

Macquarie Group reportedly closed part of its equity derivatives operations globally, cutting seven jobs globally including Ted Tsao, global head of equity derivatives sales based in New York, and Olaf Kasten, head of equity derivatives trading for Asia.

Brian Kim, a former CNBC guest who was charged with running a $4 million Madoff-style scheme in February and high-tailed it to Hong Kong, has been arrested.

Renee Haugerud, the founder of commodity global macro hedge fund Galtere Ltd., invests in supermodel Petra Nemacova’s charitable organisation Happy Hearts Fund, which is currently rebuilding school in Haiti.

Third Point’s Dan Loeb, who is notorious for writing strongly-worded investor letters, is demanding that Yahoo’s co-founder Jerry Yang step down from his post as director for talking with private equity firms about helping him gain control of the company.

JPMorgan denied having MF Global’s missing $600 million. Now @MFGlobalsMissing600M exists.

Hedge fund titan John Paulson’s flagship fund, which has been getting crushed this year, was up 2.4% in October

A snake slithered out of an ATM in Spain and tried to attack a man when he was withdrawing money.

Nouriel Roubini had a private lecture/party for clients at his loft apartment last night.

On one of the new holiday cups at Starbucks there is a nutcracker with a face that has a strikingly similar resemblance to the Guy Fawkes mask that is associated with the hacktivist group Anonymous and Occupy Wall Street.

HSBC customers were annoyed when they were unable to access their funds today due to ATM and online banking outages.

Some Wall Streeters have developed a neat way to use their Bloomberg Terminals for booty calls.  It’s called “ringing the bell.”

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