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CSFB ABS, CMBS Desks Raise Over 200K To Fight Cancer

15 Dec 2002

Credit Suisse First Boston's asset-backed and commercial mortgage-backed securities trading desks raised a total of $210,000 for lymphoma research last Monday night, $120,000 of which was pledged that night. The benefit was held in honor of CMBS syndicate head Barry Polen who has recently been diagnosed with the disease. The traders auctioned off the rights to shave their heads. Thirty-four Street pros were shaved, including several from other firms, including Mark Brown of Nomura Securities International, John Beaman ofLehman Brothers and John Bonfiglio of Fitch Ratings. Ben Aitkenhead, head of securitized product sales, was the night's most generous benefactor, pledging a total of $27,000 (see chart below). Aitkenhead did not respond to a phone call seeking comment by press time last Thursday.

In addition to the shaved scalps, Greg Richter, the head of CSFB's ABS desk, had his chest shaved for $10,000. Mike Marriott, the head of CMBS trading at CSFB, showed BW a picture of Richter's chest being shaved, but declined to provide the picture for publication, saying "I don't think we should give people the impression that Richter does this sort of thing regularly." He did, however, acknowledge that the picture shows Richter enjoying himself immensely. Richter did not respond to a phone call seeking comment on his new, sleeker look.


Andy Winer 500 Joe McHale
Martin Gilligan 500 N/A
Jason Fructman 500 Rich Lerner
Derek Barcelona 500 Mike Marriott
Garrett Jankowski 1,000 Patrick O'Brien
Dave Barrish 1,000 John Vibert
Tommy Oh 1,500 Jim Regan
Mark Yannano 100 Rich Lerner
Peter Matousek 700 John Gans
Jeff Fleming 1,300 Laura Gunning
Ted Moran 1,600 N/A
Kin Lee 4,000 Ben Aitkenhead
Anand Gajjar 5,000 John Bonfiglio
Jay Allen 2,000 Jim Freehill
Albert Sohn 3,300 John Lee
Mike Marriott 20,000 Louise Fogarty
Greg Richter 20,000 Ben Aitkenhead
Matt Borstein 3,000 Debra Huddleston
Josh Krandel 2,000 N/A
Jeremy Stoler 3,000 Mark Brown
Boris Zhuravel 1,500 Jason Kahn
Dan Wollen 3,500 Christine Matthews
John Beaman 7,500 Key Chan
John Bonfiglio 3,600 Ray Potter
Robin Kirtley 2,500 N/A
Omar Mireles 2,000 Dan Wollins
Jeff Paige 1,000 Rich Lerner
John Gans 3,750 Matt Borstein
Rich Lerner 3,000 Ben Aitkenhead
Jim Regan 2,500 Susan Menkaus
Rob Baker 5,000 John Bonfiglio
Mark Brown 2,000 Rich Lerner
15 Dec 2002