Random Is As Random Ever Was

So I was across the street eat­ing lunch in the cafe­te­ria with some cowork­ers when, out of nowhere, I run in­to Chris Sikorski, a bud­dy of mine from col­lege. The last I had heard from him he was work­ing for the SEC in Chicago; he still is, and was in Cleveland do­ing an ‘ex­am­i­na­tion’ [not ‘in­ves­ti­ga­tion,’ mind]. He couldn’t tell me the specifics and I didn’t re­al­ly care to hear them any­way. We trad­ed num­bers and then last night I took him for a few pints at the Public House on Lorain. I’d nev­er been there but I’d heard good things. It was dis­ap­point­ing how­ev­er. It was like any oth­er bar, ap­par­ent­ly they felt that a Guinness poster and a few Irish flags turned it in­to an ap­prox­i­ma­tion of an old coun­try pub.

Chris gave me the down low on work at the SEC, ap­par­ent­ly his di­vi­sion does com­pli­ance [au­dits isn’t the right word but that is what it is, ba­si­cal­ly] of fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sors to make sure they are ful­fill­ing their oblig­a­tions of dis­clo­sure agree­ments and not breach­ing their con­tracts. Then the is­sue de­fi­cien­cy re­ports and tell the fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sors to fix it. So af­ter all that work, the fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sors get a slap on the wrist. I gath­ered that most of the prob­lems are rather mi­nor and are the re­sult of neg­li­gence but since SEC com­pli­ance is such a big deal in the wake of Enron and all that hoo-ha his de­part­ment has been hir­ing fi­nance grad­u­ates like crazy.

I caught him up on my life too but I won’t tell you what I said be­cause its all here in this thing.

2 thoughts on “Random Is As Random Ever Was

  1. true, but it would have added an­oth­er 40 min­utes round trip to get there. his ho­tel was in mid­dle­burg hts.

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