"One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society" - Kevin Roose - New York Magazine

"One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society" - Kevin Roose - New York Magazine

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"Looking up at him from an elegant dinner of rack of lamb and foie gras were many of the most famous investors in the world, including executives from nearly every too-big-to-fail bank, private equity megafirm, and major hedge fund. AIG CEO Bob Benmosche was there, as were Wall Street superlawyer Marty Lipton and Alan “Ace” Greenberg, the former chairman of Bear Stearns. And those were just the returning members. Among the neophytes were hedge fund billionaire and major Obama donor Marc Lasry and Joe Reece, a high-ranking dealmaker at Credit Suisse. All told, enough wealth and power was concentrated in the St. Regis that night that if you had dropped a bomb on the roof, global finance as we know it might have ceased to exist."

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