Don’t be an F. Perkins “Perk” Hixon. Evercore banker going down for the hard count for trading on his own deals, the dummy. What are they teaching at business schools these days?
[To] be fair, Hixon doesn’t seem to have gotten the money: All the trades were in the accounts of his father, Frank P. Hixon Sr., a retiree who live outside of Duluth, Georgia, or the mother of Hixon’s child, whose name is Destiny Wind Robinson, though she goes by Nicole. Perk and Destiny broke up in 2008 and she lives in Texas, though Hixon visits regularly from New York. Maybe they did the insider trading? Maybe there was no scheme — it’s not like they gave him the proceeds of their trading, did they? (Umm, a little: Per the SEC, Hixon’s father wrote him a check for $38,000 on the day his Titanium trades settled, though who knows why.) Maybe they just guessed what was going on by, like, watching his body language? “Hmm, he looks pretty cheerful, must have been record earnings,” that sort of thing?
And, if you must be like Hixon, leave out the part where you tell your employer and the F.B.I. that you don’t recognize the names of your father or the mother of your child – it hurts your credibility.
For those readers who think I only pick on Ivy League affirmative action graduates, I note this:
Mr. Hixon, 51 holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.