2009年5月9日星期六

Second Life

日前睇CNBC,搵左個重量級人物上去評論壓力測試,就係前紐約州州長斯皮察。

呢位曾經被「道德十字軍」,前檢察官因為大力打擊投資銀行而聲名大噪,不過最後因為被揭發召妓而迫下台。

佢自己都話,肯再公開露面,係因為要恢復自己名聲。

他說得一點也沒有錯,對於呢類曾經叱吒風雲的人來說,財富、地位、權力甚麼也有過了,但當一切都失去後,原來他們最重視的、還是自己的名聲。

經濟學人上星期有篇很好的文章,稱為Second Life,就是找尋一批過氣CEO的近況。好像美林前行政總裁John Thain,佢講過,而家每一日佢都著住一套整齊嘅西裝出門口,不過其實根本就無工返,亦都無辦事處用,每日出門,就係希望可以努力挽回自己嘅名聲。

呢個曾經豪花120萬公司錢去裝修自已辦公室嘅CEO,而家聽落真係有淒涼,聽落有啲似以前日本上班一族,無左分工、仲要呃老婆話要返工嘅男人。

不過有啲前CEO都可以重新展開自己人生嘅下半場,好似貝爾斯登前總裁施瓦茨,佢一手將百年老鋪以每股十美元價錢賣比摩根大通,潛伏一年後,最近傳出呢位最叻嘅「DEALMAKER」,會拍著華爾街「最後大佬」--高盛,出任合夥人。

講到呢啲墮落CEO,點可以唔提下雷曼前行政總裁富爾德,聽聞最近佢都「落戶」對沖基金「Matrix Advisor」,一樣都拍到好碼頭。

仲有呢兩位前美林同前花旗CEO,包括鼎鼎大名的Chuck Prince,最近亦都分別到一間投資公司同顧問服務公司上任,算係重新開始!

其實我又唔明,呢班大帝一手摧毀華爾街,點解仲有咁多行肯請佢地?

你無睇過DiCaprio套 「促智雙雄」?好似經濟學人話,要最好嘅保安,一於請個賊返嚟!

不過都唔係無風險,聽聞「Matrix Advisor」因為請左富爾德,有啲大客已經話要走,可以話一得就有一失!

聽落佢地前景都唔錯,咁美銀總裁劉易斯,萬一真係加入失業大軍,前途都未必好差!

備受進一步下台壓力嘅行政總裁劉易斯,需要集資339億美金,係美國當局假設美銀可能要蝕1366億。

劉易斯變成唯一公開公開批評測試的大班,認為整個測試假設唔公平。

佢甚至揚言,美銀未來兩季表現會超出測試預期。

市場正關注劉易斯命運,佢就話依家太早講係咪需要重組董事會,亦講明外界對美銀有太多聲音,但當前最緊要,係搞好業務。

2 則留言:

kin sun 說...

0見識.0常識.0認識.0知識.更是0分析
唯有五識0知青 !!!!!

pisces 說...

any big wall street companies did not contribute to the current financial crisis?

the difference is:
some companies/big shots made huge money by contributing to the current financial crisis and made huge money by taking profit from the current financial crisis,
versus
some companies/big shots made huge money by contributing to the current financial crisis and was too slow to see the opportunity of making money from taking profit from the current financial crisis.

It is like:
Mr. A makes money by selling you fire which cause your house on fire, and
then makes money by selling your other equipment that will reduce the fire;
But:
Mr. B makes money by selling you fire which cause your house on fire, and did not think about selling you the equipment that will reduce the fire.
Mr. B also forgot that his house is next to your house and thus got burned too....