November 15, 2011: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlaws the occupation of Zuccotti Park by protesters who have peaceably assembled to engage in political speech and to petition for the redress of grievances (see U.S. Constitution Amendment I). American citizens who remain are arrested. American journalists are forbidden to observe the eviction. Journalists are placed in choke holds and arrested for defying this order.
This is the Bloomberg treatment for the 99%.
December 1, 2011: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomes hedge fund managers and investors to the Bloomberg Hedge Fund Summit on West 50th Street, organized and presented by Bloomberg LP, of which Michael Bloomberg is the owner. If you’re a member of the general public, you’re not invited, and don’t even try it, because all attempts at registration will be screened, verified and approved. The $1,500 price per ticket is another barrier to keep out the hoi polloi, and the no-media breakfast in the Bloomberg Kitchen is sure to be a hit. Summit sessions include such topics as “Fed Eye on the Markets,” “The Unraveling of Europe,” “The China Bubble… What are the Opportunities for Investors?, “The Future of Hedging,” “View on the Election Year Ahead: Wall Street & The White House,” and “The Bid to Move Wall Street to Connecticut.” Members of the 1% presenting to their peers include:
Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners
Elena Ambrosiadou, Chairman and CEO, IKOS Group
Daniel J. Arbess, Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners; Portfolio Manager, PWP Xerion Funds
Carson Block, Founder and Director of Research, Muddy Waters Research
Paul M. Britton, Founder and CEO, Capstone Holdings Group, LLC
James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Mark Carhart, Chief Investment Officer, Kepos Capital LP
Neil A. Chriss, Founder, CEO and CIO, Hutchin Hill Capital LP
Glenn Dubin, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Highbridge Capital Management
Richard Haworth, Principal and CIO, 36 South Capital Advisors LLP
J. Tomilson Hill, Vice Chairman, The Blackstone Group; President and CEO, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management
Colm Kelleher, Co-President of Institutional Securities and Head of EMEA & Asia Pacific, Morgan Stanley
Stephen King, Founder and CIO, C12 Capital
Arthur Levitt Jr., Former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of Connecticut
Barbara Novick, Vice Chairman and Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, BlackRock, Inc.
Mark Okada, Co-Founder and CIO, Highland Capital Management, L.P.
George Papamarkakis, Managing Partner and CIO, North Asset Management
Bruce Richards, CEO and Founding Partner, Marathon Asset Management
James G. Rickards, Senior Managing Director, Tangent Capital Partners
Mike Roth, Founding Principal, Stark Investments
Davide Serra, Founding and Managing Partner, Algebris Investments
Derek Smith, Managing Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager, BlueMountain Capital Management
Michael H. Steinhardt, Founder of Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz & Co. Hedge Fund and Promoter of Bloomberg for President
Whitney R. Tilson, Founder and Managing Partner, T2Partners LLC
James S. Tisch, President and CEO, Loews Corporation
Leon M. Wagner, Co-Founder and Retired Chairman, GoldenTree Asset Management
Boaz Weinstein, Founder and CIO, Saba Capital Management, LP
Jamie Zimmerman, CEO and Founder, Litespeed Management, LLC
Robert Zoellner, President, Alpine Associates Advisors
Presumably, none of the attendees will be pepper-sprayed or arrested. This is the Bloomberg treatment for the 1%.