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Dec 21, 2009

Sure. If you read the book and know a little about Ellis then you can intimate that P&P isn't based on any one firm; all that matters is that it's well-regarded within wall street, small and very waspy. I doubt Ellis realized that the book would be so endeared by young financiers 20 years after it was written; it's more a piece about New York in the 80s in general than any part of finance in particular. This is slightly juxtaposed to Bonfire of the Vanities where Tom Wolfe sat on the Salomon trading floor.

Dec 21, 2009

Lazard was very French at the time, so I doubt that would have been it.

Dec 21, 2009

Best.Movie.Ever.

Will throw some poo for silver. Just send me a PM.

Dec 22, 2009

I've always wondered about the caracters more than the firms.

Dec 22, 2009

More like Greenhill. Doesn't seem like Lazard background and Moelis culture.

Dec 22, 2009
boutiquebank4life:

More like Greenhill. Doesn't seem like Lazard background and Moelis culture.

Neither Greenhill nor Moelis existed at the time of the book or movie.

Dec 22, 2009
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