If you love performance art and you love hedge funds, well, you're something special.
Until now you've probably spent your Mondays in lugubrious solitude, pining for a day when your two loves might blend in perfect harmony.
Cheer up, old chap, 'cause Dr. Stu has something for you.
It's a London-based weekly radio program on Monday nights called The [email protected] Short Club. During the hourlong program, Dr. Stu blends poetry and music with a different panel of hedge fund experts talking at speed about the business. Punctuating these elements is Dr. Stu's mordant commentary, which paints a deadpan picture of peace, love and hilarity.
To wit: Dr. Stu offers an emergency hedge fund hotline at 1 (800) D-I-S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D, and in a recent show announced, We have started group therapy sessions under the aegis of no less than six-sigma event-driven arbitrage specialists from the Madhoffian Institute in Stamford, Conn.
The mistake when tuning in to Dr. Stu would be to take the show either too seriously or not seriously enough, as expertise on arcane topics is not just juxtaposed, but married, with poetry and high-brow shtick into what can only be regarded as performance art.
But just who is Dr. Stu? Other than that he is a director at a hedge fund in London's tony Mayfair district, Dr. Stu is a mystery. Some people think he has no corporeal existence, insisted Dr. Stu one recent afternoon, sipping a cappuccino outside a Mayfair cafe. Preserving anonymity allows the host to speak freely on-air. You can catch The [email protected] Short Club at http://www.resonancefm.com at 4 p.m. EDT every Monday. Drew Carter