The Real Life People Behind “The Big Short”

Last week, we put our own perspective on the new finance related film, “The Big Short.” While the movie is the adaptation a book based on real life characters, taking the story to the big screen often allows for the changing of names. For instance, Jamie Shipley of Brownfield Capital in the movie is reportedly modeled after real life Jamie Mai of Cornwall Capital.

Via Business Insider, here’s an easy guide of the actors, their fake characters; lined up with the reported real life market mavens and hedge funds.

P.S – See the Big Short and Star Wars already – then you’re ready for our Star Wars fan’s guide to investing.

David Einhorn Buys Three New Stocks: These Are The Names And Theses (Q3 Letter)

david einhorn, reading, valuewalk, internet, investment research, Greenlight Capital, hedge funds, Greenlight Masters, famous hedge fund owners, big value investors, websites, books, reading financials, investment analysis, shortselling, investment conferences, shorting, short biasDavid Einhorn's Greenlight Capital funds returned 5.9% in the third quarter of 2020, compared to a gain of 8.9% for the S&P 500 in the same period. This year has been particularly challenging for value investors. Growth stocks have surged as value has struggled. For Greenlight, one of Wall Street's most established value-focused investment funds, Read More


P.P.S – To receive articles like this straight to your inbox, sign up here.

The Big Short Actor Guide

Actor Character Real Life Person Real Life Fund Company
Steve Carell Mark Baum Steve Eisman Frontpoint Partners
Ryan Gosling Jared Vennett Greg Lippman Deutsche Bank
Brad Pitt Ben Rickert Ben Hockett Cornwall Capital
Finn Wittrock Jamie Shipley Jamie Mai Cornwall Capital
John Magaro Charlie Geller Charlie Ledley Cornwall Capital
Byron Mann Mr. Chau Wing Chau Harding Advisory