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max abelson
Works at Bloomberg L.P.
Attended Yale University
Lives in New York, NY, United States
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My profile of Trump's weird and vast business empire, on a Businessweek cover near you!
Inside Trump's biggest project: himself.
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Julissa Arce went from selling funnel cakes in Texas to derivatives at Wall Street’s most profitable securities firm
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Friends: Here's a profile I wrote of the Texan oil banker and senior Lehman Brothers executive, Mr. Hugh E. "Skip" McGee III, who just became US CEO for Barclays as the firm pledges to become a cleaner, safer firm. Mr. McGee, famous for his embrace of risk and pay (and his "Kinkaid Letter") is an interesting and complicated choice...
Hugh E. McGee III, a former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. oil banker, fired his gun into upstate New York’s sky last year. Clients and colleagues, who know him as Skip, watched the one duck tagged with a ribbon fall.
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The people who lived through Michael Milken's Wall Street saga tell it in their own words, 25 years later
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Wall Street reporter for Bloomberg News, former Observer writer, lover of very old music videos
I write about Wall Street’s money, power, triumphs, crimes, feuds, politics and steaks in Bloomberg News and Businessweek. Before that I wrote for the Observer, and way before that was an arts editor at the Yale Daily News

Here are some stories!
Renegades of Junk: The Rise and Fall of Drexel (April 2015)
How an Undocumented Immigrant Became a Bank Star (Feb 2015)
Angelo Mozilo Speaks: No Regrets at Countrywide (Sept 2014)
Paul Singer Will Make Argentina Pay (Aug 2014)
Ex-Bankers Upgrade the Good Life with Violin Pools (June 2014)
Secret Goldman Team Sidesteps Volcker After Vow (Jan 2013)

A story I wrote on bonus withdrawal was included in Columbia University Press' Best Business Writing 2013, a book you should buy.

In my free time I like to write about very old music videos.
  • Yale University
  • Bloomberg L.P.
    Reporter, 2010 - present
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