WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

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Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Street to work for.

Choosing from over 20 nominees from the world's top banks, consulting, private equity, and fund management firms, monkeys from all over the world will vote in the comments section which 3 of the top CEOs, fund managers, or directors they want to work with the most.

The winning CEOs will most likely not be notified of their victory, but instead be given honorary awards here like:

1st place, The Monkey King


2nd place, The Monkey Prince


3rd place, The Monkey King's cousin twice removed.


All votes will be valid until 7pm EST this Friday, and results will be released either 7pm Saturday or 7pm Monday, dependent on Jorge's state of boredom over the weekend.

Without further ado, here are the nominees:


Private EquityConsultingBankingFund Management
Henry Kravis-KKRHans-Paul Burkner-BCGLloyd Blankfein-GSGeorge Soros-Quantum
Steve Schwarzman-BlackstoneDominic Barton- McKJamie Dimon-JPMWarren Buffet-BRK
David Rubinstein-CarlyleSteve Ellis- BainVikram Pandit-CitiPeter Lynch-Fido
Leon Black-ApolloJames H. Quigley-DeloitteBrian Moynihan-BoAPaul Tudor Jones-Tudor
Steve Feinberg-CerberusShumeet Banerji-BoozJames Gorman-MSJohn Arnold-Centaurus
OtherOtherBrady Dougan- CSDavid Einhorn-Greenlight
Oswald Grubel-UBSJulian Robertson-Tiger
Frank Quattrone-QatalystStevie Cohen-SAC
OtherJames Simons-Rentech
John Paulson-Paulson
Bill Gross-PIMCO
Other


I'll start;
Kravis
Soros
PTJ

Comments (36)

Nov 10, 2010

Soros
Buffet
Quattrone

Although I will have to admit that Leon Black has by FAR the coolest name in this competition.

Nov 10, 2010

BTdubs, you listed Paulson twice.

Nov 10, 2010
Nouveau Richie:

BTdubs, you listed Paulson twice.

Thanks bud, fixing it now

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

Nov 10, 2010

soros
ptj
gross

Nov 10, 2010

Julian Robertson
Lloyd Blankfein
Henry Kravis

Nov 10, 2010

Schwarzman
Jamie
PTJ

Nov 10, 2010

Jorge,

For PE, I would have loved to say Teddy Forstmann but he is retired from the field. The other big name would have been Ronald Perelman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holding Co., another old name in the PE game. Instead, I'm going to go with Carl Icahn. Odd choice considering most people look for the most well known guys, but Icahn has had a long history at this. He's been involved in his fair share of battles as a raider and as an investor and I wouldn't count him out. He's just not as visible as some of the rest of the names suggested, but he can more than hold his own when he runs with the big boys.

As I know nothing about consulting, I abstain from that vote.

For Banking, I really hate all the CEOs of the major banks, but my vote goes to someone, again not on this list. While I was debating about Brady Dougan with Oswald Grubel, I thought to myself what would someone who loved DLJ LA do? And with that I nominate Ken Moelis, of Moelis and Company. Again, low key and under the radar selection...

For Hedge Funds, hands down Bruce Kovner of Caxton Associates. While I wanted to say Peter Lynch, and I really did, Kovner's been doing this since '83 at Caxton and has been doing the same despite not taking any new money into his fund. Just because a manager is not outspoken does not mean he fails to bring value to the table.

The Monkey King's Cousin, Twice Removed, by the way, looks a little like Jimmy Cayne.

Nov 10, 2010

WSO gone bi-curious.

Nov 10, 2010

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Nov 11, 2010

Frieds,

Funny cause I replaced Icahn with Lynch betting you'd pick him, and yeah, it was supposed to be The Monkey King's cousin twice removed, Jimmy. Haha.

Lotta love so far for Jamie, Soros, and PTJ. And none so far for the consulting guys.

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

Feb 25, 2011

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Nov 10, 2010

Soros
Jamie Dimon
Schwarzman

Nov 10, 2010

*Gross is not the CEO of PIMCO..

Larry Fink
John Paulson
Ralph Schlosstein

=]

Nov 10, 2010

Jamie
Schwarzman
Lloyd
(Kravis)

I know this is just three but I felt obliged to give Kravis some love, too. The fund managers are the people you'd most like to be, but I'm not sure they're guys you'd want to necessarily work for.

Nov 10, 2010

PTJ
David Tepper
Ray Dalio

Nov 10, 2010

Schwarzman
?
Blankfein
PTJ

Nov 10, 2010

Shaw
Soros
Paulson

Nov 11, 2010

Buffet
Dimon
Soros

Do what you want not what you can!

Nov 11, 2010

Warren Buffet, George Soros

Nov 11, 2010

Dimon
Quattrone
Buffett

Nov 11, 2010

Jamie/Tepper/Eric Mindich

Nov 11, 2010

Stevie dimon Daniel loeb

Nov 11, 2010

Paul Tudor Jones
George Soros
Vikram Pandit

I win here, I win there...

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  •  Nov 11, 2010

Buffet
Soros
Kravis

Nov 11, 2010

Loeb
PTJ
Einhorn

Nov 11, 2010

For "Other" can I put Tony Stark? I'd be down to switch to the tech sector if I could chill with Iron Man on a semi-regular basis.

Nov 11, 2010

yeah i cant believe loeb is NOT on the master list. forrrrrrrrrrrreal put him up there dammit

Nov 11, 2010

Warren Buffet
Brian Moynihan
Jamie Dimon

Nov 11, 2010

Soros
PTJ
Klarman

Nov 11, 2010

Kravis
Ellis
Barton (yeah I'm a consulting fan)

Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer.

Nov 11, 2010

Jorge,

What can I say... Just because Lynch is the man doesn't mean that I think he's the best fund manager out there. I'm sure not many people were thinking guys like Forstmann, Icahn or Perelman though. T. Boone Pickens was another one who I was considering to write in as well.

I'm curious as so what the rational is behind everyone's votes though. The why, to me, is more interesting than the who.

Nov 11, 2010

Warren Buffet
George Soros
Steve Schwarzman

Nov 11, 2010

Soros
Simons
Paulson

Nov 11, 2010

Bump

Soros in the lead so far
Dimon 2nd
tie for 3rd: PTJ and Buffett

Keep em coming, I'm actually curious

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

Nov 12, 2010
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Nov 12, 2010
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People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy