Occupy Wall Street’s Hedge Fund Fans

Some traders give the protesters more than just advice.


By Leah McGrath Goodman

In April 2008, David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital gave a speech decrying privatized profit and socialized risk, calling Wall Street on its “reverse Robin Hood system.” As the market unraveled later that year, hedge fund manager Andrew Lahde blasted “corporate America, which owns Congress” in a farewell missive announcing the closure of his wildly successful Santa Monica, California, fund, Lahde Capital Management, and his early retirement to a Caribbean island.

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