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

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Overview

"I know or at least have met most of the people written about in this book. They have one thing in common. For better or worse, each made a lasting impression on the landscape of our business. Each demonstrated raw intelligence, keen insight, the ability to spot an opportunity, and the courage to seize it. While some are viewed as heroes, and others as rascals or villains, there is something to be learned from each of their stories. Wall Street People is a fascinating portrayal of individuals who achieve fame or infamy in one of the most competitive arenas in the world."-Alan C. Greenberg, Chairman, Bear Stearns

"There has been no keener observer of Wall Street than Charley Ellis. If this book had a 'Most Influential' category, Charley should include himself."-Richard H. Jenrette, Senior Advisor, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

"Charley Ellis has correctly concluded that the financial world has produced some extraordinarily interesting people. Wall Street People is certain to provide fascinating reading."-Richard B. Fisher, Chairman Emeritus and Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley

"Charley Ellis's Wall Street People is delicious reading for anyone who's been involved with Wall Street over the past half century. This book depicts saints, sinners, dreamers, and achievers with real panache. It's a treasure trove of great stories."-David H. Komansky, Chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

"For anyone who enjoys reading about the lives of successful, productive people, Charley's book is filled with fascinating insights into the achievements of Wall Street's best."-Senator Jon S. Corzine, former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 1,417,998
  • 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

MASTERS OF INVESTING.

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.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS.

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.

BUSINESS BUILDERS.

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.

WISEMEN AND RASCALS.

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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