Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Who would you entrust with your capital—Gunther Gebel-Williams or General Custer?


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Whereas lawyers don't often put themselves in their kooky wildlife ads, finance honchos seem to relish being portrayed taming beasts. Above, in ads for the CME Group, we have (L-R) Michael Platt, CEO and founder of BlueCrest Capital Management, and Thomas Peterffy, founder of Interactive Brokers Group. You know what guys? I'm just going to go ahead and give a Scottrade rep a call. He may still use an abacus, but at least I know his mind's on my money.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Pol Pot Pie said...

I would have loved to be at that pitch meeting…
"So, we're going to put you on a horse…"
and the dicktard actually went for it.
The "creative" team probably left the meeting like "damn, we should have gone for the 300 lb. trannie"

3:28 PM  
Blogger ricpic said...

Derivatives? Yikes! Talk about playing in traffic.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Pot Thought said...

A financial vehicle that is slow, old-fashioned, high-maintenance and constantly takes a shit? Where do I sign up??

(Oh, and I'd give my left ovary to see that lion freak out and swat that asshole's head 30 feet across the room.)

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Peterffy's ad is an in-joke.

He lives on a former horse farm in Connecticut, and riding is basically his only hobby.

3:05 PM  

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