Wall Street Is Desperate for Wonks Who Can Explain the Rise of Populism

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Illustration: Molly Rose Dyson for Bloomberg Businessweek

By Craig Torres

Better Markets, a left-leaning Washington think tank, describes itself as a watchdog over Wall Street. Nowadays, many of the people seeking its advice are Wall Streeters themselves.

There’s been a “a very big uptick” in fund managers reaching out to talk, says Dennis Kelleher, co-founder and chief…

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