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Slap that smirk off his face.
Vikram Bandit, heading to a slammer near you!
Why? He came in after Prince made the big mess.
hmmmmm why a meeting with Meredith Whitney? This kind of nonsense should not be allowed.
Maybe Sheila can't trust her own in-house assessment of the banking industry and she wanted to get an outside view from a non biased analysis?
Or maybe she wanted a little girl on girl action?
Either explanation sounds OK to me.
Your second scenario is not ok with me considering, how shall I put this, the "characteristics," of the two parties.
Whitney upgraded GS on July 13th. I had to look it up. Don't know why, just did.
How goddamn convenient - meet w/ Bair on Thursday, July 9 - upgrade Goldman Sachs the following Monday, July 13th. Coincidence?
My thoughts exactly...
I noticed this as well. Posted far below before I read comments. Good catch. I'm sure they were only discussing the newest swim suits, how to hide cellulite in the summertime, which Hampton cottage is the most coveted, etc.
Re: "secondary source monologues (we prefer the British spelling)"
The reference to UK spelling explains why Marla was earlier working her figures on a napkin. Ideally she used a pencil so that she could simply whip out a rubber to correct her mistakes.
Jolly good show old chap. Rubbers it is then!
i am glad to hear that Marla practices safe sex and all that.
VP sold his hedge fund to citi for 800,000,000 usd which promptly crashed and as a reward for this great trade somehow became CEO of a massive global retail banking empire...guess reading "banking for dummies" cover to cover 5 times was not a substitute for the 20 years of experience that were actually needed.
Outside consultants never bring good news for management. It's a cue to clean out your desk.
Pandit has no business running a commercial bank. No wonder Bair doesn't meet with him, what would they talk about? Like he has any clue how their FDIC-insured entity actually runs?
Apologies if this Daily Show link has already been posted:
Matt Golstein always does excellent work. Lucky for you he's avaiable to link to
Hey, wait a minute. Am I the only one that can read the text that's been blacked out under b8 rules?
June 2, 2009 3:00pm
Meeting with Dick Parsons, Citi
June 22, 2009 4:00pm
Meeting with Dick Parsons, Mr. Grundhofer, and Mr. O'Neill
I didn't look any further, but I've seen this stuff happen before - someone thinks that running a black marker over some text on a printout will hide that text from a scanner. News flash: it won't!
Ze Cacetudo | The Daily Hype
You're the only one who bothered to zoom in...
Christ... these FOIA requests hold nothing back... can't wait to see if the Fed uses the same shitty chinese marker...
Someone is going to loose their job over this one.
Yes, I believe someone will be (and should be) fired for this. I think the same sort of thing has happened before, so they should have known better.
But still - they screwed up, we get a little more sunlight! I share your sentiment about the inevitable b8 redactions on the Fed's FOIA requests, assuming those see the light of day.
that marker thing is beautiful...
i can hear the "oh shit-o-meter" going off.
sheila, why the hell you blocking out the meetings with citi and wells????
Personally my favorite was the Aug 11th three o'clocker with Gregory Curl the Cheif Risk Officer down at B.O.A.
Wonder what that was all about....
Bair: "Nice to meet you Mr. Curl. Please do exactly the opposite of your predecessors because my agency cannot afford you not to"
Better that than...
"Houston... we have a problem..."
I imagine they are still on the adolescent should we or shouldn't we action. If they ever grow up we had better take notice.
BTW, the black marker has been the joy of Archives diggers for a while now.
They can't even black-out something properly. Gives incompetence a new meaning. Maybe ZH should have a bake sale and donate a paper shredder for Sheila.
Or just a dime store exacto knife.
Hiding things is all fun and games until the scanners show up.
Chairbair has little influence over the big banks...that's all Bernanke's sphere.
She's a vital rule bending consultant. Assessing risk of rule bending. She has enormous influence. LOL
Actually check out Reggie Middleton and you will see that JPM is the one most likely to take down the country in one swoop:
Go to this link, click accept and enjoy!!
Pandit didn't make the mess. But Pandit is basically a quant, and he put his head down and tried to patch up risk management. Even now, it doesn't seem a viable task.
He will never fit as CEO: he has no vision like a typical CEO. But he deserves better than to get thrown out like trash because he rubbed Sheila Bair wrong.
when through reckless behavior you are at the
mercies of the government one's wishes of
fate are as meaningful as fairies and flying
jm ...i think you spelt quant wrong. he is certainly a total quant. leverage made possible by too many cpu's and lots of complete and utter quants like v.p. who should have stuck to electrical engineering caused this mess.
I admit that "deserves better" was a stupid thing to say. Deserves is nothing in this world. I saw a comment about him going to the slammer, and it pissed me off a little.
Personally he may have been a cock. Traders down on him, bankers very down on him--not saying they are wrong to be.
But he took $1 this year and no bonus (he may sneak one in yet) to untie a gordian knot.
Goldstein is one of the best financial muckrakers out there these days. Kudos Matt
SKAMRAM BANDIT GETS HIS.....THERE IS A GOD.
"...since Ken Lewis became the fall guy for Wall Street a month ago compliments of Jed Rakoff and everyone else, that jumped on that bandwagon."
Kenny boy isn't taking the fall for anyone but himself and his lies and his bad business judgement. Judge Rakoff didn't start any bandwagon, he just wants individuals to be accountable.
And WTF did you do with Tyler?
"diversion" is probably a better word in retrospect. with his charade no longer key, other CEOs can take their turn in line.
Which is a key to a noteworthy unwinding Tyler as I am sure you appreciate. Once the C-Suite realizes that they elicit all the care & consideration of Bernanke that a Ukrainian foot soldier did to Zhukov, most likely even less, then you had better have some enhanced means of keeping up with the rapid increase in flow.
Pandit is a joke, along with most the lords of finance. He set up an interest rate arbitrage hedge fund to borrow short to pay for higher yeilding long term assets. In effect a ponzi scheme. The guy was considered the smartest guy in the room for doing this. It blew up and cost citi about a billion. This isn't finance, it is bull shit. Like most of the masters of the universe, he's smart, but the real way you get ahead is being a confirmed member of the Ponzi scheme. "don't tell on us and we won't tell on you and we will all the rich even when this crap you are pushing blows up, nod, nod, wink, wink"
bullshit does as bullshit is...
he was too clever by half....the smart ones
are always so full of themselves that they
blow up like a constipated sausage...
Wow. Here are some ANONYMOUS blasts you can believe in.
You ANONYMOUS guys are on fire... or is it you the ANONYMOUS guy is on fire?
Has this Pandit guy ever did anything right except for stuffing his pockets? His hedge fund (Old Lane Partners) was a complete failure which had to be bailed out by Citi. His MS career was less than stellar. He is completely clueless about what's going on and hasn't done anything to split up this monstrosity. Wtf is he doing here?
Are you nominating Pandit for the:
Robert "What Me Worry?" Rubin, 2009 Cheese Dick of the Year Award?
An excellent candidate you put forward, sir, if I do say so myself...
bandit rose according to the peter principle...now that bair is about ready to bite his off, we can watch citi get dismembered as it so richly deserves....
citi was an accident waiting to happen - too big too abstruse and too poorly managed.....good riddance to both of them....and i hope someone doesn't forget to put a torch to his head on the way out....these asswipes are a blight on humanity.....
All part of the squids plans.
Christopher Flowers August 11th? What's that all about?
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