Sorry!! The article you are trying to read is not available now.
Thank you very much;
you're only a step away from
downloading your reports.

Who Says Finance Can't Be Sexy?


Treasury's Neel Kashkari one of the studliest men alive.

Step aside Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt and all other routine Hollywood studs: Neel Kashkari is here.

People magazine has named Kashkari, Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability, as one of the sexiest men alive. He oversees the Office of Financial Stability, including the Trouble Asset Relief Program.

What's his secret - the spiffy job title? The against-all-odds assignment? The bald noggin, as reflective as the moon? The high cheekbones buried somewhere between his beetle brow and nascent jowls? The $700 billion in his wallet to be tossed at random to flailing banks?

The Wall Street Journal reports:

"Kashkari is featured in a photo spread titled 'Sexy A-Z,' under -- of course -- "B is for Bailout Guru." He keeps eclectic company in the feature, sharing pages with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and Alaska's First Dude, Todd Palin, as well as tennis player Rafael Nadal. Kashkari is shown fully clothed–a rarity for this skin-revealing issue–in a stern closeup giving the eagle-eyed glare so familiar to Congress."

Kashkari, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs (GS) handling mergers and acquisitions, was named to his current position as TARP maven in October. He joins Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, another Goldie alum, in riding to the rescue of the nation's banking system and, who knows, maybe the economy.

There's bound to be the usual twaddle about an accomplished individual being "objectified" for his looks. But this ignores a basic point: Most men would say, "Sexual harassment? Where can I get some of that?"

Should you have the hots for the 35-year-old Kashkari, he's likely to be available when Paulson steps down next year. It's unclear what his next career step is, but now that "sexy stud pinup" has been added to his resume, the world is his oyster.
< Previous
  • 1
Next >
No positions in stocks mentioned.
The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Featured Videos