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Goldman Sachs’ Senior European Economist, Ben Broadbent, is decamping to the other side; he’s just been appointed to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.UBS just tapped dealmaking superstars Matthew Grounds and Simon Warshaw as global co-head the firm’s investment banking division alongside Jimmy Neissa.

Steve McGuinness, co-COO of Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management arm, better known as GSAM, and a 19-year veteran of the unit, has left the firm.

The Raj Rajaratnam insider trading trial begins tomorrow with jury selection, but because Raj’s lawyers think a fair trial has been compromised, they want potential jurors to fill out this questionnaire to determine bias.

When Raj was charged back in 2009, he had picked his lawyer, John Dowd, within 10 days of his indictment because he had a “a track record of going for the jugular.”  He’ll need it; apparently the government is feeling “pretty cocky” about its chances.

Hedge fund titan David Tepper is concerned about developments in the Middle East, and is especially worried about Saudi Arabia — if oil fields start burning, he may sell off and move heavily to cash.

An investment banker from Suffolk who had moved to New Zealand with his wife has been confirmed as among the dead in the earthquake in Christchurch.

Dan Loeb sent subpoenas to several reporters as part of a bitter legal battle he’s having with Canadian insurer Fairfax Financial, which has accused Third Point and various other hedge funds of betting against its shares.

Apparently bankers and hedge funders are spending their bonuses on Hamptons real estate.

Matt Damon, who narrated “Inside Job,” thinks Obama has “rolled over to Wall Street completely.”

Chelsea mum, part-time singer and wife of a private equity man, Stacey Jackson, is teaming up with Snoop Dogg on tour after the duo collaborated on a new single.

Last week, the Daily Beast published a story about a human sexuality class at Northwestern, which caused a major media furor. This week, Northwestern students who took the course have come out to defend the class and its professor.

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