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  1. Chris

    New Ponzi fund?

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aUtjE4_bm4oM&refer=news Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Stanford Group Co., a Houston-based investment firm led by billionaire R. Allen Stanford, is under investigation by U.S. securities regulators over sales of certificates of deposit in its...
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    Credit Suisse Bonus Packages

    All I want for Christmas is some triple-B CMBS For those senior bankers bemoaning the fact that they were not awarded a bonus this year take heart - things could be worse. You could be working for Credit Suisse. The Swiss bank decided to pay employee bonuses for 2008 with illiquid leveraged...
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    New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

    Here is one from 5 years ago... http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E3D6123BF932A2575AC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2 By STEPHEN LABATON Published: September 11, 2003 The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing...
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    Winterfest 2008

    Dear Students, Alumni and Faculty, The Quant Network at Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program is proud to present Winterfest 2008! It is a time to celebrate the graduation of our fellow classmates as well as celebrate the close of the semester. We plan to have food and drinks and fun...
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    Winterfest 2008

    Hello everyone, We are in the process of planning Winterfest 2008 and would like your input as to when everyone able to attend. Winterfest is the Baruch MFE's annual dinner to close the semester and the year. It is a time to celebrate the graduation of our fellow classmates as well as hear...
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    RSVP:Timothy Sykes - "An American Hedge Fund" Talk

    Dear Students, Alumni and Faculty, The Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program is proud to present a talk from Mr. Timothy Sykes, author of "An American Hedge Fund" and former hedge fund manager of Cilantro Fund Partners LP. Starting with $12,415 saved from bar mitzvah gifts, Mr. Sykes...
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    Even hedge fund billionaires tighten purse strings

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/18/business/hedge.php NEW YORK: On a sun-splashed day this month, Harald Grant, a Sotheby's real estate agent, showed his top listing to a hedge fund client. The client himself was not touring the jaw-dropping, 11-acre estate, with its two swimming pools, 21...
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    PHOTO: QuantNet Central Park Summer 07 Picnic

    The Quant Network at Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program would like to invite you its first QuantNet summer picnic at Central Park on the Great Hill! We are planning group games, frisbee, biking and other fun activities. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by...
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    QuantNet Summer Movie Night

    Dear Quantnet members: The Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program would like to invite you its first QuantNet summer movie night! The first season has 6 episodes (30 minutes each). We are planning to watch the first 3 episodes of Wall Street Warriors! Mingle and network with current and...
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    NYSE is migrating to Unix and Linux

    http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid80_gci1254860,00.html The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is migrating off a 1,600 millions of instructions per second (MIPS) mainframe to IBM System p servers running AIX and x86 Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) servers running Linux...
  11. Chris

    The most enlightening calculus books

    Hey guys, Got this interesting blog from a friend on the most enlightening calculus books. With real-analysis and probability coming up for the part-timers and incoming full timers this may be an interesting read. The most enlightening Calculus books...
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    PHOTO: QuantNet PaintBall/Rafting

    Hey everyone, Finals are soon to be over! This is an call to everyone who would like to go to paintballing to celebrate. QuantNet is planning a trip on Saturday 6/9 at Jim Thrope Rafting and Skirmish Paintball Pocono Whitewater Rafting Adventures - Rafting Through Lehigh River Gorge...
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    PHOTO: A daytrip to NYSE Trading Floor

    Dear Students, Alumni, and Professors: The Quant Network at Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program would like to invite you to a talk with Murray Teitelbaum of the New York Stock Exchange for a lecture/discussion on financial current events including Archipelago, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and...
  14. Chris

    CMU Workshops

    Hey all, I was looking through CMU's webpage for Dan and I came across the workshops that CMU gives. I thought it would be interesting to post this here. Maybe we can get some ideas for other workshops that we don't currently have. Workshops: Throughout the year, the COC will offer an...
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