Daily Archives: July 1, 2009

John Gapper

My column this week in the FT is on the New York fraudster: Read more

John Gapper

We now have a new Hollywood villain to blame for the financial crisis – not a financial arbitrageur with slicked back hair, as in the original Wall Street film, but a hedge fund manager who has the effrontery to short stocks. To add to his crimes, he does it globally!

According to Nikki Finke’s blog Deadline Hollywood Daily, Javier Bardem is being enticed to play this repulsive character in Wall Street 2, Oliver Stone’s reprise of his 1987 film about the infamies of the Street. What could be more egregious than a short-selling hedgie with a Spanish accent? Read more