Thursday's Headlines: KKR, Perella Eye Goldman's Prop Traders

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KKR and Perella Weinberg are in talks to hire members of Goldman Sachs's U.S. principal-strategies group. Bob Howard, who heads the group in the U.S., is leading the discussions, which are still in the early stage. [Bloomberg]

Sumitomo plans to start a brokerage businesses in London, New York and Hong Kong within the next six months through its Nikko Cordial Securities unit. As our UK site notes, it said the same thing in December. [Bloomberg and TradingMarkets]

The burst of deals on Wall Street in recent weeks shows that boutique investment banks are still slugging it out against bigger rivals. [Deal Journal]

Greg Lippmann, a central character in tomes like The Greatest Trade Ever</i? and The Big Short, says he doesn't want to be famous anymore. [NY Observer]

Adam Garrett went into the credit crisis an equity quant trader for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo. He came out Guy Orlebar, director, film financier and producer of Future Fighters, a science fiction action movie starring Kill Bill's Gordon Liu. [Bloomberg]