On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Bloomberg Markets magazine held its first “Movers and Shakers” breakfast in Manhattan – a series which spotlights important financial leaders in an intimate, exclusive setting with financial and securities industry executives.

The first guest for the series was Structured Portfolio Management’s Donald Brownstein, who was named 2010’s top hedge fund manager in the magazine’s February issue.

He arrived early at Bloomberg Television’s New York studios to be interviewed by host Erik Schatzker before heading up to the 28th floor dining room. There, he was greeted by Bloomberg President Dan Doctoroff and a fast-gathering group of admirers including CEOs, presidents, managing directors, economists, and heads of investment services from such notable companies as JPMorgan, BlackRock, Fitch Ratings, Oppenheimer, Pershing, and BNY Mellon.

With every seat filled and a magnificent view from the top of Bloomberg’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters, Brownstein was introduced by Bloomberg Markets editor Ron Henkoff and publisher Mike Dukmejian. Brownstein held everybody rapt, even taking notes, when discussing some of his favorite topics — fixing the housing market, foreclosures, interest rates, and solutions to the debt crisis – followed by a provocative Q&A session.

 Photo by Jin Lee

 

 

Drew Kerr leads communications for Bloomberg Markets.