When former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) launched his presidential campaign on Saturday, his speech included shots at some of his better known rivals and one of the biggest names on Wall Street, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Fox Business Network correspondent Charles Gasparino claims a lot of his sources have been talking about Martin O'Malley since the former Maryland governor launched his White House bid on Saturday. And Gasparino says Wall Street is angry with the Democratic presidential candidate.
Helen Davis Chaitman is a well-known attorney with extensive experience in the areas of lender liability, bankruptcy, bank fraud, RICO, professional malpractice, trusts and estates, and white collar defense. The National Law Journal named her as one of the nation's top ten litigators in 1995. Since early 2009, Ms. Chaitman has been an outspoken advocate for investors in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (more here).
Eliot Spitzer has already proven that he can turn a less-than-sexy political office into a national conversation. If he wins the race for New York City Comptroller, you can expect him to do it again. It will be a new platform, but his foil will remain the same. As NYC Comptroller Eliot Spitzer would still direct his energies at reforming Wall Street politically and culturally.
The dearth of women in high-powered positions in the financial industry is far from secret. For the last two decades, ideas regarding how to increase the number of women in the corner office have bounced around think tanks, business schools, and even the industry itself. The notion that women simply do not have the hard edge necessary to succeed in finance is certainly a thing of the past.
Here's the deal: Summer internships on Wall Street are harder to get than ever right now. Banks are still figuring out their post-financial crisis business model, and that means they're are still trying to figure out how many employees they can really support. For that reason, getting hired after your internship is even harder than ever as well.
The market is closed on Monday, but that doesn't mean you have to take a day off from your love of Wall Street (obviously). With you free time, catch up on the classics or maybe see something new. Either way, there are plenty of awesome movies (from Wall Street to Bonfire of the Vanities) to keep you in the Wall Street mindset.