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Report: Hedge Fund Job-Seekers Ought To Consider Minneapolis

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According to Absolute Return, despite not cracking the Top 5 places for hedge fund hiring (NYC, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Stamford/Greenwich/Westport), “hiring patterns indicate that Minnesota is the new up-and-comer hedge fund state, with a fistful of firms actively luring strong senior talent.” [AR]



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Following The (Alleged) Maid Encounter, Dominique Strauss-Kahn Tried His Luck With A Flight Attendant

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Last week, we mentioned that prior to (allegedly) sexually assaulting a maid just before checking out of his hotel, former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried and failed to seduce the Sofitel front desk lady, having invited her to have a drink with him, which she declined. That got us thinking that DSK probably unsuccessfully hit on a whole bunch of people during his time in NYC, prior to the maid incident (including but not limited to waitress at the Times Square Olive Garden whose spurning of his advances he did not take well, shouting “I thought that when I’m here I’m family, bitch!” before leaving in a huff and the people who accost you on the street and ask “Do you like comedy shows?” before shoving a flier in your hand). What we didn’t expect was that he’d continue his attempt to grab the ass of anyone within arm’s reach of his meathooks almost immediately following the alleged rape, but as we’ve learned, this guy is full of surprises.

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn attempted to lure two attractive hotel employees to his $3,000-a-night hotel suite — and later put the moves on an Air France flight attendant following his alleged sexual assault on a maid. “What a nice ass!” he barked to the attendant, using the lewd French expression “Quel beau cul!” as she prepared the business-class cabin for takeoff last Saturday. His catcall came just moments before Port Authority detectives hauled him off the plane, the French magazine Le Point reported.

The final act of lust capped a whirlwind weekend of attempted womanizing for the former front-runner of the 2012 French presidential election. Hungry for any piece of meat he could lay his hands on, the frisky Frenchman first tried his seduction skills on a VIP receptionist who escorted him to his suite at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown Friday evening, law-enforcement sources said. When he got to his room, the 62-year-old asked the “attractive” worker to join him for a glass of champagne after her shift — an invite she described to authorities as “inappropriate,” and which she rejected on the spot, the sources said.

Strauss-Kahn made advances on two hotel staffers, flight attendant [NYP]

Earlier: The Sofitel Cleaning Woman Wasn’t Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s First Choice



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Lady Gaga Does Her Best Superhero At The Robin Hood, Where Were The Other Super Women?

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via guestofaguest.com: Lady Gaga lit up the stage at NYC’s single biggest fund-raising event last night, The Robin Hood Foundation gala.  With superheroes as this year’s theme for the annual event, the night’s cause was local poverty and benefited veteran families in NYC. Despite the spectacle of Gaga and a live stream of Brian Williams, there was a distinct lack in female representation throughout the night, leaving guests wondering where all the women superheroes and high-powered lady board members had gone… MORE>>

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Last Night In Party Crashing: Chelsea Clinton Backs Gay Rights, Aretha Franklin Sings

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via guestofaguest.com: Last night was a big night of A-list-packed events all across town for NYC. From First Daughter Chelsea Clinton supporting gay rights at the Friendfactor NY Launch, to Aretha Franklin bringing down the house for the Candie’s Foundation 10th Anniversary celebration, and everything in between, here’s what went down last night in NYC partying. MORE>>

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Elton John Kicks Off The Tribeca Film Festival

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via guestofaguest.com: Last night wasn’t your average NYC film fest debut. On top of a screening of Cameron Crowe’s documentary The Union, opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival went big with a special live performance by Sir Elton John for a star-studded crowd that included Arianna Huffington, Martin Scorsese, and Julian Schnabel. MORE>>

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Mandy Drury Is Not Afraid Of Snakes

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Earlier this week, a cobra escaped from the Bronx Zoo. With a snake on the loose in NYC, was CNBC anchor Mandy Drury ever “afraid it would make its way” to her apartment? Not in the least, she told a co-worker, who interviewed her at her desk about the situation earlier today.



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The Tech Files: Tuesday

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via guestofaguest.com: Amazon claims they beat Apple with the Cloud music program, Facebook might lower your self-esteem and even cause depression, a Google mobile phone credit card, Nintendo in 3D, an app for virtual parenting and more, all in today’s Tuesday Tech Files! MORE>>

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BlackRock: Clean Up Your Filthy Workstations So We’re Not Embarrassed On Live TV

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Think you’re above this edict? Okay, big shot, leave the mess. Larry Fink will personally lean your desk into a bin labeled “[your name]‘s crap” and file his nails while you beg for it back.

From: [redacated at BlackRock]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2011 03:12 PM
To: NYC – PMG Bonds
Subject: CNBC ON FLOOR THURSDAY- COMPLETELY CLEAN DESKS BY 4 PM WEDS MARCH 23RD

PLEASE CLEAR ALL SURFACES AND CLEAN YOUR WORK SPACES BY 4 PM ON WEDS SO THAT YOU DO NOT DISTINGUISH YOURSELF BY HAVING TO LOOK FOR YOUR BELONGINGS ON THURSDAY MORNING.

(IT WILL BE EASY TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE SO EXPOSED.)

IT REALLY ISN’T AN OPTION TO DISTINGUISH YOURSELVES BY HAVING THE MESSY DESK ON LIVE TV; THAT OUTCOME WILL BE ELIMINATED FOR YOU.

BELOW IS A MEMO FROM BOBBIE COLLINS DESCRIBING WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THURSDAY.

ENJOY.

[redacted]

Larry will join Maria from 3:05 to 3:10 p.m., and again at 4:15 p.m. with Rob. Rick, Dennis and Eric will have other segments and the show concludes at 5 p.m.

CNBC crew and BlackRock Corporate Communications staff will do their best to minimize what is a normal workday for you on the 24th. We ask that you do your part before you depart on Wednesday evening, the 23rd, by removing papers and cleaning up your workspace. On Thursday, please wear normal business attire.

Set-up will begin Thursday at 7:30 a.m. sharp with some activity all through the morning, including wiring, the moving of monitors, adding signage and other details. Arrangements will certainly ramp up in the afternoon and Maria’s pre-show arrival will be no later than 2:30 p.m. During the live broadcast, beginning at 3 p.m.

Just relax: it’s business as usual. But we also encourage some conversations and action. After all, it’s TV!

Thanks.



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Eavesdropping In: Japan’s Radiation Exposure; Two Earthquakes Shake Myanmar; Paz De La Huerta Arrested For Assault In NYC Club; Gwen Stefani Donates…

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  • Radiation exposure contaminates Japan’s tap water, sends two Fukushima workers to the hospital [LAT]
  • Two 7.0 magnitude earthquakes rattle northeastern Myanmar, no threat of tsunamis to follow [HuffPo]
  • “Boardwalk Empire’s” Paz de la Huerta arrested for throwing a glass at Samantha Swetra and punching her in the face at The Standard in NYC [TMZ]
  • Gwen Stefani donates $1 million to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund [PE]
  • Another cold storm is expected to hit later today and last through Friday [KTLA]

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Opening Bell: 03.23.11

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US Will Call Blankfein To Testify At Rajaratnam Trial (Bloomberg)
Possibly as early as this week.

In Galleon Case, Sides Clash Over Goldman Chief (WSJ)
“Rajaratnam might suggest, for example, that because Goldman Sachs is tied up in many different legal proceedings, the firm—and by extension its CEO, Mr. Blankfein—is not to be trusted,” prosecutors wrote in the letter. A Goldman spokesman declined to comment.

Banks Hit For Credit Union Ills (WSJ)
In one of the broadest accusations that Wall Street helped cripple financial institutions during the crisis, the National Credit Union Administration, or NCUA, has threatened to sue several investment banks unless they refund over $50 billion of mortgage-backed securities sold to the five institutions, called wholesale credit unions. The NCUA is accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit, Citigroup Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. of misrepresenting the risks of the bonds to wholesale credit unions, which loaded up on the bonds in their role of investing on behalf of retail credit unions, according to people familiar with the situation.

Dimon Makes $20 Billion AT&T Loan Deal In Bid For Dominance (Bloomberg)
“He wants to win, and he doesn’t want to win by a small amount,” Richard Bove, an analyst for Rochdale Securities LLC in Lutz, Florida, said yesterday in an interview. “He wants to win big and dominant. He wants to be known as the next J.P. Morgan.” Bove has a “buy” rating on JPMorgan.

Fed Won’t Let Bank Of America Raise Dividend (WSJ)
Bank of America said in a regulatory filing it had submitted a plan to the Fed in the wake of the latest round of government stress tests that included “a modest increase in its common dividend starting in the second half of 2011,” but that the Fed had “objected to the proposed increase in capital distributions for the second half of 2011.”

Gaddafi: West Will End in ‘Dustbin of History’ (Reuters)
“This assault … is by a bunch of fascists who will end up in the dustbin of history,” Gaddafi said in a speech followed by fireworks in the Libyan capital as crowds cheered and supporters fired guns into the air.

Chris Brown follows violent breakdown on ‘Good Morning America’ with game of basketball in NYC (NYDN)
Chris Brown blew off some steam on Tuesday after his violent outburst at “Good Morning America” by jumping into a pick-up basketball game in Manhattan’s West Village. The volatile rapper hit the typically crowded West 4th street courts just hours after throwing a tantrum at ABC’s studios following his interview with Robin Roberts, who asked him about his infamous attack on former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Earlier in the day, Brown had stormed out of ABC’s Times Square studios shirtless after breaking a window. “He looked like he wanted to kill somebody,” said a “GMA” insider. “He went completely nuts. He just walked off the set, ripped off his shirt and went into the room and threw a chair and broke the window.”

Banks Bring Jobs To London As Finance Pays Most Tax In UK (Bloomberg)
Goldman Sachs employs almost as many people in London today as it did in 2007, before Lehman Brothers filed for the biggest bankruptcy in history, sparking a global recession. Goldman isn’t alone. Royal Bank of Scotland, recipient of the world’s biggest bank bailout, has more workers in its securities unit than four years ago. Barclays Capital, under Robert Diamond, hired 1,800 in 2010.

Radiation in Tokyo Water; US Curbs Japan Food Imports (Reuters)
Tokyo authorities said water at a purification plant for the capital of 13 million people had 210 becquerels of radioactive iodine — more than twice the safety level for infants. “This is without doubt, an effect of the Fukushima Daiichi plant,” a Tokyo metropolitan government official said, referring to the nuclear power station.

UBS Risks Running Out Of Steam In Asia (FT)
UBS’s Asian franchise had already taken a hit in mid-2010 when Henry Cai, its leading investment banker in China, unexpectedly quit. Mr Cai and several of his colleagues subsequently turned up at Deutsche Bank. In a further blow, the Swiss bank failed to win a role in two of the biggest China deals last year – the $22.1bn initial public offering of Agricultural Bank of China, which had a total gross fee pool of about $142m, and Bank of China’s $9bn rights issue.

Buffett Looks Beyond Home Turf To India (WSJ)
Mr. Buffett said that he sees India as a large country–rather than an emerging market, and a promising investment destination, but added it would be more attractive for his company to invest in the local insurance sector if current foreign ownership restrictions are relaxed beyond the 26% levels.



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