At Caffe Vivaldi in New York’s Greenwich Village, Peter Muller bangs out a repertoire full of Carole King riffs on the piano along with his own soft-rock compositions that draw on the likes of Van Morrison and Cat Stevens.
Peter Muller, founder of the Morgan Stanley trading group being spun out this year as a stand-alone hedge fund, raised more than $500 million from Blackstone Group LP, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
Wall Street banks, which already shut proprietary trading units that helped fuel record profits, are girding to learn next week how much revenue the Volcker rule may cut from the $44 billion they say comes from market-making.
James Gorman strides across the stage of the auditorium on the top floor of Morgan Stanley’s Times Square headquarters. It’s late October, and he’s in the midst of the second investor revolt he’s been through in three years -- the first one coming during the financial upheaval of 2008.
Avenue Capital Group founder Marc Lasry and Bruce Grossman, his senior manager of investment, were on a private jet returning to New York from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 2005 when they felt the plane’s cabin suddenly heat up.