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  1. Park Hill Partner Pilfers $95MM

          Andrew Caspersen, Partner at Park Hill and Princeton and HLS graduate, fraudulently takes 95 million in funds from LPs and squanders it trading options on his personal account. What possesses someone who has seemingly worked so long a ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 28 2016 - 4:07pm -

  2. Happy Ponzi-versary!

    Morning monkeys, Today marks the 4th anniversary of the Bernie Madoff investment scandal that shocked everyone on Wall St. as well as those at the SEC who wasn't too busy watching porn. Perhaps that's unfair, obviously the SEC does more than wat ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2012 - 11:45am -

  3. The Real Cost of College

    I often debate the merits of higher education with myself and my surroundings. On one hand there is no doubt that educational keys unlock the doors to power and success. On the other hand there is the increasingly astronomical cost of higher education, se ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2011 - 12:47pm -

  4. Arthur Nadel Dies in Prison

    If you needed yet more proof that 2nd Place is the first loser, allow me to present the sad case of Arthur Nadel, who died in prison on Monday at age 80. Who, you say? Exactly. He's basically a nobody in today's context of financial scam artists ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2012 - 8:45am -

  5. Of Blimps and Boy Bands

    There's plenty of serious stuff to write about today, but the fact that it's Friday has me in the mood to take a little trip down memory lane and share one of the goofier Wall Street stories from my past with you guys. It might go a little long, ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2011 - 7:00am -

  6. The Clawback Index: How will it Change the Game?

    Back to business today boys. After all...it's Saturday! I want to address two (IMHO) key issues for the finance world going forward. These issues will specifically effect those of you entering Wall Street soon and those who have hit the ground runnin ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 27 2010 - 2:33pm -

  7. Booze: The Cause of, and Solution to, All of Life's Problems

    So says Robert L. Miller, a former lawyer and money manager for the SEC who recently avoided a 20-year prison sentence for colluding with Marc Dreier in a Madoff-style ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $400+ million, by telling the judge that he o ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2010 - 5:27am -

  8. Bernard L. Madoff summer interns/analysts

    what ever happened to these kids? Obviously I hope the ones who may have knowingly helped the scam are rotting, but what about the innocent students looking for experience with what was previously thought to be a reputable firm, who simply got the c ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2013 - 12:49pm -

  9. Design the perfect ponzi scheme

          The Stanford conviction got me thinking, just for shits & giggles, how would you design the perfect ponzi scheme w/ goal of maximum roi and getting out before you get caught (ie not getting greedy). ponzi scheme ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2012 - 5:51pm -

  10. Who Is Your Favorite Madoff Victim?

          "Weekend At" Bernie Madoff scammed a lot of people in different industries with his now famous $50 billion Ponzi scheme. (Anyone else going to be watching the CNBC hour-long feature special this week?) But who is your favori ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2008 - 8:29pm -

  11. Allen Standford to spend 110 years in jail

          http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/14/us-stanf... Oh my.. 110 years sentence. What good is all that money now? I always find it funny when someone's sentence to more than human beings' life span. : Prosecutors had a ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2012 - 2:46pm -

  12. What Is A Ponzi Scheme?

    A Ponzi Scheme is a type of financial fraud pioneered by Charles Ponzi in 1919. The idea behind a Ponzi Scheme is that investors are offered high return and low risk and are therefore encouraged to invest. However, there is no actual investment going on w ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 9:28am -

  13. How Bernie Lost Those Measly $50 Billion

          John Carney of Clusterstock.com explains how Bernie Madoff could have possibly lost that much money at a small family shop. With colorful graphs! http://clusterstock.alleyinsider.com/2008/12/how-b... wall street bernia madoff ponzi sc ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2008 - 4:57pm -

  14. Gazprom: Angel or Demon?

    Gazprom faces regular opprobrium for its bullying ways of using energy as a pressure and political tool. Seen by some, mostly Russians, as the symbol of a successful and strong Russia, others see it as a dominating juggernaut, economic right arm of the Kr ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 28 2010 - 11:02pm -

  15. Weekend At Bernie's Ponzi Scheme

          Supposedly the SEC and the FBI received letters several times over the last few years saying something to the extent of "Bernard Madoff is running a Ponzi scheme." Reminds you of Condi Rice's 'Osama bin Laden deter ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2008 - 4:50pm -

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