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Too Good To Be True - The Rise & Fall of Bernie Madoff

Despite all the headlines about Bernard Madoff, who pleaded guilty to running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, he is still shrouded in mystery. Why (and when) did he turn his legitimate business into a massive fraud ? How did he fool so many smart investors for so long ? Who among his family and employees knew the truth ?

Two Bankers & The 45,000 E-Mails

Disturbing Emails

The New York Times reports that Evercore Partners is having to seek the approval of a bankruptcy judge to get its General Motors advisory fee paid. Nothing strange there.

It's Just Stupid To Be Talking About Jobs In This Market

Keep It Under Your Hat

There was a time, and not too long ago, when contingency recruiters were only too happy to talk publicly about the deals they were doing, the firms they were working for, and the salaries and bonuses that were being paid. They would pontificate endlessly on TV, radio and in print about the future of the industry, and hiring and compensation trends. Those days, it seems, are now gone.

Bank of America, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, State Street, FSA

Bloomberg reports that a US District Judge has said that he cannot yet sign-off on the $33m Bank of America has agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit brought by regulator The Securities and Exchange Commission over claims that the bank misled investors over the payment of Merrill Lynch bonuses.