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
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