The Name

People often ask where the company name comes from. The image below, from one of our founder's favorite movies (Wall Street), hopefully goes some way to explaining:


Right before Bud Fox (played by Charlie Sheen, right) gets arrested, the wise stock trader Lou Mannheim (played by Hal Holbrook) takes Bud aside and bestows this sage advice:

"Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss."