Wall Street People: True Stories of Today's Masters and Moguls / Edition 1

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The first complete Who's Who in the history of the world's best-known financial street
Charles D. Ellis and James R. Vertin have crafted a window on Wall Street that investors won't want to miss. These two Wall Street insiders provide detailed profiles of dozens of the most fascinating, influential, and talked-about financial luminaries ever to light up the dark and cavernous purlieus of the world's most famous street. Related here are intriguing tales of money won and lost, amazing coups, brazen cons of financial brilliance, and untrammeled greed and blind ambition. This compelling series includes profiles of the biggest names today: Alan Greenspan, Warren Buffett, Larry Tisch, Jim Rogers, Sanford Weill, and George Soros-as well as investment losers like Ivan Boesky and Nicholas Leeson.
Charles D. Ellis (Greenwich, CT) is a Managing Partner of Greenwich Associates, the international financial consulting firm. Now fully retired, James R. Vertin (Menlo Park, CA) was a principal of Alpine Counselors, a financial consulting firm.

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Editorial Reviews

A seasoned Wall Street investment manager gathers a collection of profiles of the influential financial luminaries of the investment world. Drawn from magazines, colleagues' accounts, newspapers, and other sources, the profiles examine the personal and professional lives of these powerful characters and how they earned their fame or notoriety. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471238096
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/16/2001
  • Series: Wiley Investment Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,517,415
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES D. ELLIS served 28 years as managing partner of Greenwich Associates. He has taught courses in investment management at Harvard Business School and Yale School of Management; served as a trustee on the investment committees of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale University, and the Whitehead Institute; and as chairman of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).
JAMES R. VERTIN was the founding manager and chief investment officer of Wells Fargo Investment Advisors-which grew to be Barclays Global Investors, one of the world's largest investment firms. He has long served as a leader in the investment profession's organization. Jim and Charley have enjoyed over 30 years of friendship and have produced two prior books together.

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Table of Contents


Bernard M. Baruch.

Albert J. Hettinger Jr.

Roy Neuberger.

Benjamin Graham.

David L. Babson.

Philip Fisher.

Charles Allen Jr.

John Hay Whitney.

Benno Schmidt.

Fayez Sarofim.

Michael Steinhardt.

Laurence A. Tisch.

Warren Buffett.

Charles T. Munger.

Jack Dreyfus.

Howard Stein.

John Templeton.

Paul Miller.

Claude Rosenberg.

Robert Kirby.

Dean LeBaron.

Peter Lynch.

John B. Neff.

Leon Levy and Jack Nash.

Barton Biggs.

Julian Robertson.

George Soros.

Philip Carret.


Saul P. Steinberg.

William Zeckendorf.

Roland Rowland.

James Goldsmith.

Carl Icahn.

Albert and Paul Reichmann.

Bruce Wasserstein.

Scarsdale Fats.

Alfred W. Jones.

Gerald Tsai.

Fred Alger.

Jerry Kohlberg, Henry Kravis, and George Roberts.


Longstreet Hinton.

Hermann J. Abs.

George S. Moore.

David Rockefeller.

George S. Johnston.

Jonathan Bell Lovelace.

Arnold Bernhard.

Edward C. Johnson II.

Edward C. Johnson III.

John C. Bogle.

Joseph K. Klingenstein.

T. J. Carlyle Gifford.

Siegmund Warburg.

Henry Grunfeld.

David Scholey.

Maurice (Hank) Greenberg.

Sanford Weill.

James D. Wolfensohn.

Henry Crown.

Albert H. Gordon.

John L. Loeb.

Gustave Levy.

John C. Whitehead.

John L. Weinberg.

Robert H. B. Baldwin.

Alan C. (Ace) Greenberg.

Pete Peterson and Lewis Glucksman.

Donald Regan.

Michel David-Weill.

William Salomon.

John Gutfreund.

John Meriwether.

Michael Bloomberg.

Richard H. Jenrette.


Sidney Homer.

Henry Kaufman.

John J. McCloy.

William McChesney Martin Jr.

Paul Volcker.

Alan Greenspan.

Gary Lynch.

Ivan F. Boesky.

Dennis B. Levine.

Martin Siegel.

Michael Milken.

Robert Maxwell.

Nicholas Leeson.

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