CityNew Quiz - The Correct Answer And 'Winners'

The answer to the following question:

I was born in Detroit in 1937.

I was once one of the most famous arbitrageurs on Wall Street and had amassed a fortune of around $200m by the mid-1980s.

I was found guilty of insider trading in 1986, but cooperated with the US authorities, giving up several of the people who provided me with tips - including former Drexel junk bond king, Michael Milken.

I was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and fined $100m. I served 2 years. My wife filed for divorce after my release. I have been banned from the securities industry for life.

My 1986 'Greed is all right' speech hit the headlines and inspired the Michael Douglas key peroration in the 1987 movies 'Wall Street'.

:is - Ivan Boesky


Detailed below is the list of smart alecs who got the answer right:

Chris Archer - MDH

Anne Binstock - Deutsche Bank

Simon Constantine - Citigroup

Jeremy Dunn - Goldman Sachs

Paul Gainford - Merrill Lynch

Jonathan Hearth - Merrill Lynch

Simon Humphreys - Venn Group

David Jacobs - UBS

Anthony Karas - UBS

Wendy Levins - Morgan Stanley

Andy Mcguire - Merrill Lynch

Ian Morrison - IMS Consulting

Louise Morton - Citigroup

Will Nicholas - UBS

Sean Park - DrKW

Andrew Pullman - DrKW

Clare Reeder - Societe Generale

Johan Slatteby - Alliance Capital

Jason Streets - UBS

Jeremy Thomas - Deutsche Bank

John Walker - IMS Consulting

Fraser Williams - Hanover Search and Selection

Rob A Williams - Deutsche Bank

John Yuen - Deutsche Bank

Anthony Brown

Lester Doman

Madeline Farr

Joel Goodwin

Chris Halliday

Sumir Jolly

Gregory Liddington

Scott Roskell

Richard Ward

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