Subject: Ihor Dusaniwsky

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Ihor Dusaniwsky  Managing Director of S3 Partners from Sep 2003 -to Present in Greater New York City Area. He was a former Vice President of Commerzbank AG from 1999 to 2003. He was also the former Head of Agency Lending Des in Morgan Stanley from 1985 to 1999 in Greater New York City Area with a background in Equity Controller – NY and Tokyo, FX Controller – NY and Tokyo, Equity Special Projects – Hong Kong, World Wide Head FX Controller – NYSecurities Finance WW Collateral Manager – London International Securities Finance Trader – NY and London Domestic Securities Finance Trader – NY, ETF Securities, Finance Trader – NY, ADR Securities finance Trader – NY Head of Agency Lending – NY. Continue reading “Subject: Ihor Dusaniwsky”

Subject: Mathew Martoma

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Mathew Martoma  (born May 18, 1974, as Ajai Mathew Mariamdani Thomas) is an American former hedge fund trader. As a portfolio manager at S.A.C. Capital Advisors, he was accused of generating possibly the largest single insider trading transaction profit in history at a value of $276 million.

A jury convicted him, and in November 2014 he began serving a nine-year prison sentence. He is currently incarcerated at FCI Miami as inmate 01138-104, and scheduled for early release on 19 July 2021.

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Official: Gary Gensler

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Gary Gensler  (born October 18, 1957) is an American academic, former investment banker, and former government official. Gensler leads the Biden–Harris transition’s Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators agency review team. He is also a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Gensler previously served as the 11th chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, under President Barack Obama, from May 26, 2009 to January 3, 2014. He was the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance (1999–2001), and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets (1997–1999). Prior to his career in the federal government, Gensler worked at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and co-head of finance. Gensler also served as the CFO for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. Continue reading “Official: Gary Gensler”

Subject: Hamilton E. James

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Hamilton Evans “Tony” James  (born February 3, 1951) is an American billionaire businessman, and the executive vice chairman of The Blackstone Group, a New York-based global asset management firm, having previously been president and chief operating officer. James has been chairman of Costco since August 2017.

In 1975, James joined investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and became head of its global M&A group in 1982. He founded DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc in 1985. In 1995, James was appointed chairman of the firm’s banking group, a position he held when DLJ was acquired in 2000 by Credit Suisse First Boston, and was a member of its board of directors. At CSFB, James served on the executive board and as chairman of global investment banking and private equity. A 2007 Wall Street Journal article credited James with leading the acquisition process, on behalf of DLJ. Continue reading “Subject: Hamilton E. James”

Subject: David Rocker


David A. Rocker  (born 1943) founded the hedge fund Rocker Partners, LP. Rocker holds a magna cum laude bachelors from Harvard College and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School. Rocker and his wife, Marian, reside in Florida and New Jersey. They have two sons.

In 1969, Rocker joined Mitchell Hutchins, where he was a research analyst and investment banker. In 1972, he hired on at Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz & Co., a pioneering hedge fund, and was a general partner there from 1973 to 1981. Rocker joined Century Capital, a registered investment adviser, as a partner in 1981. While there, he was a portfolio manager for institutional clients. Continue reading “Subject: David Rocker”

Economist: Robert E. Litan

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Robert E. Litan Robert Litan is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he has previously been a Senior Fellow on staff, and Vice President and Director of Economic Studies. His current research focuses on federal regulation, entrepreneurship, and a broad range of economic policy subjects.

Litan is also a practicing attorney, as a partner with the law firm of Korein, Tillery, based in St. Louis and Chicago. He previously was a partner, Of counsel and associate with two Washington, D.C. law firms, and served during the first term of the Clinton Administration as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department, where he oversaw civil non-merger litigation and the Department’s positions on regulatory matters, primarily in telecommunications. Continue reading “Economist: Robert E. Litan”

Journalist: Richard Crump

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Richard K. Crump Richard Crump joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2009. His research interests are in Econometric Theory and Financial Economics.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an M.A. in Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley, along with a B.S. in Economics from MIT. Prior to graduate school he worked as an Associate in the US Economic Research Group and the Global Markets Research Group at Goldman Sachs.

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Author: John D. Finnerty

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John D. Finnerty  John D. Finnerty is Professor of Finance and the founding Director of the MS in Quantitative Finance Program at Fordham University. He was awarded early tenure in 1991 and received the Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence in 1997. He served as the Director of the MS in Quantitative Finance Program from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Finnerty is also Managing Principal of Finnerty Economic Consulting, LLC, which is based in New York. His areas of specialization include business and securities valuation, solvency analysis, derivatives instruments, and calculation of damages.

Dr. Finnerty has published fourteen books and more than 90 articles and professional papers. His writings and teaching have focused on the analysis and valuation of fixed income securities, complex derivative products, mortgage-backed securities, and asset-backed securities. His most recent books include Corporate Financial Management, 4th edition, just published by Wohl Publishing, Project Financing: Asset-Based Financial Engineering, 2nd edition, published by Wiley, and Debt Management, published by Harvard Business School Press. Continue reading “Author: John D. Finnerty”

Author: Noah Feldman

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Noah R. Feldman  (born May 22, 1970) is an American academic, author, columnist, public intellectual, and host of the podcast Deep Background. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and chairman of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His work is devoted to constitutional law, with an emphasis on free speech, law & religion, and the history of constitutional ideas.

Feldman grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he attended the Maimonides School. Feldman was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home. Continue reading “Author: Noah Feldman”

Journalist: Richard B. Evans

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Richard B. Evans  Associate Professor of Business Administration, Donald McLean Wilkinson Research Chair in Business Administration.

Richard Evans’ research deals broadly with investment decisions, and his current research projects explore fund manager compensation and incentives, exchange-traded funds, corporate political activity and stock performance, short-selling and quantitative vs. fundamental investment strategies. Continue reading “Journalist: Richard B. Evans”

Journalist: Matthew Ehret

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Matthew Ehret Matthew J.L. Ehret is a journalist, lecturer and founder of the Canadian Patriot Review ( and the Rising Tide Foundation.

He is an author with Strategic Culture, The Duran, Fort Russ, LA Review of Books- China Channel, and has also been published on Asia Times, Global Times, Oriental Review, Sott, and Zero Hedge. Continue reading “Journalist: Matthew Ehret”

Economist: Thomas Sowell

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Thomas Sowell  (/soʊl/; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social theorist, and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Born in North Carolina, Sowell grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of Stuyvesant High School and served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Upon returning to the United States, Sowell enrolled at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude[1] in 1958. He received a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1959, and earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1968. Continue reading “Economist: Thomas Sowell”

Subject: Maria Butina

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Mariia Valeryevna Butina  (Russian: Мария Валерьевна Бутина, sometimes transliterated as Maria Butina or Mariya Butina; born November 10, 1988) is a Russian who was convicted in 2018 of acting as an unregistered foreign agent of Russia within the United States.

Beginning in 2011, she worked as an assistant for Aleksandr Torshin, a former member of the Federation Council, a member of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, and a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia. In this role, she worked to infiltrate conservative groups in the US, including the National Rifle Association, as part of an effort to promote Russian interests in the 2016 United States presidential election. Continue reading “Subject: Maria Butina”

Entrepreneur: Peter Thiel

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Peter Andreas Thiel  (/tiːl/; born 11 October 1967) is a German-American billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist. A co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund, he was the first outside investor in Facebook. He was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and No. 391 on the Forbes 400 in 2020, with a net worth of $2.1 billion. In 2016, Thiel confirmed that he had funded Hulk Hogan in the Bollea v. Gawker lawsuit because Gawker had previously outed him as gay. The lawsuit eventually bankrupted Gawker.

Born in Frankfurt, he moved with his family to the United States as an infant. He spent a portion of his upbringing in Southern Africa before the family settled in California in 1977. He studied philosophy at Stanford University, graduating with a B.A. in 1989. He then earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1992. Continue reading “Entrepreneur: Peter Thiel”

Entrepreneur: Patrick M. Byrne

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Patrick M. Byrne  (born November 29, 1962) is an American entrepreneur who was the CEO of In 1999, Byrne launched after leading two smaller companies, including one owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. In 2002, Byrne took public. Since its initial public offering, has increased revenue to almost $1.8 billion, while achieving profitability in 2009.

In 2005, Byrne became known for his campaign against illegal naked short selling. Byrne and securities regulators maintained illegal naked shorting had been used in violation of securities law to distort prices of public companies’ stock. Under his direction, filed two lawsuits alleging improper acts by Wall Street firms, a hedge fund, and an independent research firm.[5] In each case the defendants settled with out of court. Continue reading “Entrepreneur: Patrick M. Byrne”