Billionaire banker Andy Beal may have “lost up to $50 million” in three poker games in recent months, “where players put up a $1 million buy-in.”Warren Buffett said this morning in an interview with CNBC, that the U.S can’t play Russian roulette with the debt ceiling. He also talking deficit reduction, stimulus, and private jets.
He also doesn’t want Lloyd Blankfein to leave Goldman: ” I’ve seen nothing to indicate that myself, and I don’t want him to, I want him to stay!”
Christopher Acito, CEO of Gapstow Capital Partners, and his wife just bought a $3.05 million Upper West Side apartment from actress and model Isabella Rossellini.
NFL coach Herm Edwards spoke to the league’s new college recruits, and all of his advice applies to working on Wall Street. The bottom line: if you went into it for the money, you probably won’t make any.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn will not accept any plea bargain and “won’t plead guilty to anything” in the sex crimes case against him, one of his attorneys said.
The Tribeca townhouse where Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been living has become a popular destination for French tourists.
M&A star Peter Kiernan will be resigning from Lazard at the end of 2011.
Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio’s Westport-based $100 billion hedge fund, is expanding its operations to Wilton.
Martin Coward, hedge funder and ex-husband of Ikos Asset Management’s Elena Ambrosiadou, has a new girlfriend.
A unit of JP Morgan is buying suburban outsourcing firm Apac Customer Services Inc. for $470 million.
The newly-crowned Miss Oregon is the daughter of former Des Moines-area banker Dan McGowan, who founded Waukee State Bank.
Remember when hedge fund manager Alphonse Fletcher sued one of the most exclusive apartment buildings in New York, for racism, and the board of the co-op said that he simply was not in a financial position to take on another apartment. It turns out there may have been something to that reasoning: he has a funny way of calculating his AUM and returns.
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“Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell aren’t too Hollywood for the Hamptons Jitney. The couple were spotted getting onto the Jitney Monday night in Montauk, where O’Connell’s family owns a home.”