`He Had To Take One Of `Em Out And Shoot Him'

Richard S. Fuld Jr. and J. Tomilson Hill, the joint heads of Lehman Brothers, were something of an odd couple. Fuld, 46, a former bond trader whose gruff manner earned him the nickname "Gorilla," oversaw Lehman's capital-markets operations. Hill, 44, a longtime mergers-and-acquisitions specialist with a patrician air, focused on the firm's investment banking relationships. For the past three years, their collaboration has boosted Lehman's underwriting rankings from eighth to third.

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