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Revealing, captivating, and surprising stories of yesterday's legendary financial masterminds From its inception, Wall Street has been home to a variety of fascinating heroes and villains who have left their mark-for better or for worse-in pursuit of their financial endeavors. In Volume Two of Wall Street People, Charles Ellis and James Vertin turn back the clock to reveal the true stories of yesterday's barons of finance. This book profiles some of the most interesting, powerful, and talked-about financial luminaries of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers will go behind the public image of financial personalities such as Jesse L. Livermore, Joseph P. Kennedy, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller. Vivid portraits of these and other financial legends offer a rare glimpse into the professional and personal world of yesterday's barons of finance. Charles D. Ellis (Greenwich, CT) served for twenty-eight years as Managing Partner of Greenwich Associates. James R. Vertin (Menlo Park, CA) was the founding manager and CIO of Wells Fargo Investment Advisors. Vertin and Ellis have previously collaborated to produce three other books, including Wall Street People: True Stories of Today's Masters and Moguls (Wiley: 0-471-23809-0).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471274285
ISBN-10: 0471274283
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 165mm x 26mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Charles D. Ellis

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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