Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld ( 1930 - 1995) was a prominent businessman who sold fraudulent investments in US mutual funds. He was born in Turkey. When he moved to the US, he first worked as a social worker but became a mutual fund salesman in the 1950s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bernard Cornfeld"
Howard Stein is an American financier who is widely considered one of the fathers of the mutual fund industry. ...more on Wikipedia about "Howard Stein"
Louis Richard Rukeyser (born January 30, 1933) is a U.S. business columnist, economic commentator, and newscaster. He publishes several financial newsletters, in particular regarding mutual funds. He is the son of financial journalist Meryl Rukeyser. ...more on Wikipedia about "Louis Rukeyser"
Born in Raleigh, NC on April 5 1929, Richard "Dick" Jenrette was one the founders of the storied Wall Street firm, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). Jenrette founded DLJ in 1959 with classmates William Donaldson, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Dan Lufkin. Under Jenrette's direction, the firm concentrated on in-depth analysis, creating a new industry standard for institutional investing. Jenrette was also instrumental in taking DLJ public in 1970, making it the first publicly traded investment firm in the United States. Talking the helm of DLJ in 1973, Jenrette successfully shepherded the firm through a recession and a later sale to worldwide insurance leader, The Equitable, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 1990 until 1996. Today, Dick restores historic old homes, maintaining a number of immaculate residences from the Hudson river to the Charleston battery, to the U.S. Virgin Islands. His published works include Jenrette: The Contrarian Manager and ...more on Wikipedia about "Richard Jenrette"
A Stock Trader or Stock Investor is a securities professional or firm, who buys and sells securities, such as stocks and bonds. The individuals or firms trading in a principal capacity sometimes call themselves stock traders or simply traders. Many people across the world can call themselves stock traders or part-time stock traders, despite of having another profession in parallel with their regular trading activities in the financial markets. When a stock trader has clients, and acts as a money manager or adviser with the intention of adding value to his clients finances, he is also called an investment adviser. In this case, the investment adviser could be an independent professional or a large banking corporation employee. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stock trader"
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