Wall Street People. True Stories of the Great Barons of Finance. Volume 2

  • ID: 2210095
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise For Wall Street People

VOLUMES 1 and 2

"The people in this book have one thing in common. For better or worse, each made a lasting impression on the landscape of our business. While some are viewed as heroes, and others as rascals or villains, there is something to be learned from each of their stories. Wall Street People is a fascinating portrayal of individuals who achieved fame or infamy in one of the most competitive arenas in the world."

–Alan C. Greenberg, Chairman

Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.

"There has been no keener observer of Wall Street than Charley Ellis. If this book had a ′Most Influential′ category, Charley should include himself."

–Richard H. Jenrette, Senior Advisor

Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

"Charley Ellis has correctly concluded that the financial world has produced some extraordinarily interesting people. Wall Street People is certain to provide fascinating reading."

–Richard B. Fisher, Chairman Emeritus and Advisory Director

Morgan Stanley

"Charley Ellis′s Wall Street People is delicious reading for anyone who′s been involved with Wall Street over the past half century. This book depicts saints, sinners, dreamers, and achievers with real panache. It′s a treasure trove of great stories."

–David H. Komansky, Chairman and CEO

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

"For anyone who enjoys reading about the lives of successful, productive people, Charley′s book is filled with fascinating insights into the achievements of Wall Street′s best."

–Senator Jon S. Corzine

former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs
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August S. Belmont.

Charles D. Barney.

Ferdinand Eberstadt.

Charles Hayden.

Edward A. Pierce.

Dwight Morrow.

Otto H. Kahn.

André Meyer.

Robert Lehman.

Edward Lefevre.

Jesse L. Livermore.

Joseph P. Kennedy.

William O Douglas.


Robert Morris.

George Peabody.

Andrew Carnegie.

John D. Rockefeller.

George F. Baker.

George W. Perkins.

James J. Srorrow.

Edward H. Harriman.

Mary A. Harriman.

Amadeo P. Giannini.

Jesse H. Jones.

Charles E. Merrill.

Robert Moses.


John Law.

Gerson Bleichroder.

Jay Cooke.

James Fisk.

Jay Gould, Daniel Drew, James Fisk, and Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Jay Gould.

James J. Hill.

Nelson W. Aldrich.

William C. Durant.

Van Sweringen Brothers.

Charles Ponzi.

Samuel Insull.

Ivar Kreuger.

Arsene Pujo.

Ferdinand Pecora.

Albert H. Wiggin.

Charles E. Mitchell.

Charles E. Mitchell.


Alexander Baring.

Alexander Brown.

Johann Heinrich Schröder.

Nicholas Biddle.

Stephen Girard.

Jacob Henry Schiff.

Mr. Morgan, Mr. Carnegie.

J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr.

Lehman Brothers.

Tokuschichi Normura H.

Jonathan Binns Were.


Sir Thomas Gresham.

John M. Keynes.

George Ross Goobey.

Georges F. Doriot.

Benvenuto Cellini.

Ulysses S. Grant.

Winston S. Churchill.

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CHARLES D. ELLIS served twenty–eight years as managing partner of Greenwich Associates. He has taught courses in investment management at Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management; served as trustee on the investment committees of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale University, and the Whitehead Institute; and as chairman of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR). He is a director of The Vanguard Group.

JAMES R. VERTIN was the founding manager and chief investment officer of Wells Fargo Investment Advisors, which grew into Barclays Global Investors, one of the world′s largest investment firms. He has long served as a leader in the investment profession′s organization. Jim and Charley have enjoyed over thirty years of friendship and have produced three prior books together, including the companion volume, Wall Street People: True Stories of Today′s Masters and Moguls, also published by Wiley.
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