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  • Elizabeth Warren Attends Martha's Vineyard Dinner Hosted by Big Bank Executive (squaw get wampum)

    07/19/2017 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), one of the Senate's fiercest Wall Street critics, attended a Democratic donor retreat over the weekend hosted by former UBS bank executive Robert Wolf, who last year lashed out against politicians that target Wall Street for political gain. Wolf hosted Warren as part of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's annual donor retreat in Martha's Vineyard. He wrote on Twitter that he was "honored" to host Warren, who was joined by other Democratic senators at the fundraiser. Wolf, a financial backer and friend of former President Barack Obama, a Clinton Foundation donor, and a co-chair for...
  • David Rockefeller, Banker And Philanthropist, Dies At 101

    03/20/2017 4:09:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/20/17 | Chris Isidore and Laura Ly
    David Rockefeller, the famed banker and philanthropist, died Monday at age 101, according to a spokesperson for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Rockefeller served as chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank, which after a series of mergers is now JPMorgan Chase (JPM). But he was also born into great wealth as a grandson of John D. Rockefeller, who was the founder of the Standard Oil empire and America's first billionaire. According to Forbes, David Rockefeller was worth $3.3 billion at the time of his death, making him the world's oldest billionaire. He died in his sleep Monday morning of congestive...
  • Ex-CEO Of Largest Swiss Insurer Commits Suicide, Three Years After CFO Hanged Himself

    05/30/2016 9:04:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/30/16 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest tragic news from the world of finance, earlier today Zurich Insurance, the largest Swiss insurer which employs 55,000 people and provides general insurance and life insurance products in more than 170 countries, reported that Martin Senn, the company's former chief executive officer who stepped down in a December reshuffle, has committed suicide. He was 59. Senn had been a long-time employee of the insurer, serving as its chief executive for six years before stepping down in December. The family informed Zurich Insurance that Senn had taken his own life on Friday, according to the statement. "We are...
  • Hillary Clinton's New Anti-Trump Ad Misses the Mark

    05/25/2016 7:48:09 PM PDT · by Milhous · 33 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt Taibbi
    A new attack ad put out by the Hillary Clinton campaign this week achieves the near-impossible, making Donald Trump look wronged and (almost) like a victim. More believably, it makes the Democrats look sleazy and disingenuous in comparison. The ad begins with a picture of a grinning Trump and the words, "In 2006, Donald Trump was hoping for a real estate crash." It was caused by the existence of a speculative bubble in the first place. And that bubble was inflated not by Donald Trump, but by the people who have at least in part bankrolled Hillary Clinton's career: namely,...
  • Banker jumps to his death from luxury apartment

    06/02/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 28 2015 | Aaron Feis, Beckie Strum and Jennifer Bain
    An investment banker jumped to his death from the window of his million-dollar apartment in the Financial District on Thursday, sources and authorities said. The 29-year-old man plunged from the 24th floor of the luxury Ocean apartment building at 1 West St. at about 10:40 a.m. and landed on a guardrail near the northbound Battery Park Underpass, narrowly missing a black SUV. snip Sources said the young banker had made several attempts to kill himself earlier in the morning, including cutting his wrists, before making the plunge. The man — whom police did not immediately identify — was from a wealthy family...
  • Missing Morgan Stanley trader found dead in Lake Ontario near Torontos Beaches

    05/12/2015 4:55:43 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Bloomberg News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Doug Alexander
    Toronto police identified a body found in the water near the citys Beaches neighborhood as that of missing Morgan Stanley sales trader Murray Abbott. ...
  • Dutch banker fired after she is exposed as a dominatrix prostitute

    04/16/2015 2:03:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-16-15 | Tom Payne
    Business meetings, elegant suits, lace stockings, garter belts, hold-ups, stiletto heels. If only my colleagues, clients or boss knew that at night I enjoy my hobby of being a hooker. Her online advert advises that she is a native Dutch blonde who is a high-class nymphomaniac and prostitute. She describes her greatest passion as raunchy kinky sex with wild strangers and naughty men. Quote, a Dutch magazine, reported that van der Waal had a supervisory role at her countrys central bank while specialising in sadomasochism in her spare time. After the magazine broke the story, the bank confirmed it had...
  • Next Time There Is A Terrorist Attack... Thank A Banker and Congressman

    02/28/2015 4:02:59 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 3 replies
    You know one has to wonder why this is so covered up... Won't even get a rating and all there will be is silence in this thread. You see the bankers are funding the terrorist and if we look at one of these banks, Credit Suisse, the CEO is an American. Now, when we have a athlete that swallows a steroid the whole congress gets in an uproar and such but when we have an American CEO of a bank that is accused of and being sued by Wounded American Vets the Washington DC tries to cover it all up....
  • Another JPMorgan Banker Dies After Murder-Suicide: Chokes Wife, Stabs Himself To Death

    02/09/2015 3:11:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-9-15 | Tyler Durden
    By now, there have been so many banker-related suicides that it has become a moot point of i) tracking them all or ii) trying to find a pattern. And yet, one name continues to stand out: JPMorgan. The bank which has been most prominent among the list of "suicided" bankers notched one more casualty over the weekend when "a JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee strangled and stabbed his wife to death before turning the knife on himself, according to police who are treating the couples death in Bergen County, New Jersey as a murder-suicide."
  • Banker dies after becoming impaled on railings in 60ft fall from central London home

    12/10/2014 2:32:29 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | By Emma Glanfield
    A banker has died after becoming impaled on railings after falling 60ft from the window of a luxury penthouse in central London, which is next door to John Lennon's former home. ...Metropolitan Police said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious but confirmed enquiries were being carried out into the circumstances surrounding his death.
  • "Riddles" Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year

    12/07/2014 1:45:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/7/14 | tyler durden
    Tack disappeared on November 5th... Impeccable. Sporty. Cared for. Successful. Just some qualifications that are attributed to the 52-year-old from the Belgian Geert Tack Haaltert.Geert Tack worked as a private banker for ING and managed portfolios of wealthy clients. The Belgian had a lot of respect in the financial world and was known as an up and top professional. His sudden disappearance was also smashed like a bomb. "If Tack himself was having trouble he has managed to keep it well hidden", say colleagues.Nobody then could have guessed that the man would not return on Wednesday, November 5th to his...
  • Connecticut life insurance executive stabbed to death running near her home: cops (VIDEO)

    11/24/2014 11:08:41 AM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 24, 2014 | JASON MOLINET
    A popular bike path became the scene of a gruesome murder late Thursday when a life insurance executive was killed while running near her Connecticut home. Melissa Millan, 54, a triathlete and mother of two, was found stabbed at about 8 p.m. in the Hartford suburb of Simsbury, Conn. Police have stepped up patrols of the bike path and scoured the area on Saturday, but no suspect has been named and the murder weapon has not been recovered, WFSB reported. Millan, a senior vice president who had been with MassMutual Financial Group since 2001, was transported to an area hospital,...
  • Citigroup banker found dead with throat slit in swanky apartment (New York)

    11/19/2014 3:04:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-19-14 | Kevin Dugan, Erin Calabrese and Beckie Strum
    here was no knife recovered at the scene, leading officials to suspect the death was not a suicide, and they were trying to determine who had access to his apartment. One-bedroom apartments at the building are listed at more than $1 million.
  • Deutsche Bank Lawyer Found Dead in New York in Suicide

    10/25/2014 8:51:15 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 10-25-14 | DAVID ENRICH, JENNY STRASBURG and PERVAIZ SHALLWANI
    Calogero Gambino Had Been Closely Involved in Negotiating Legal Issues for Deutsche Bank ino, has died of a suicide in New York, according to New York City officials and others familiar with the circumstances of his death.
  • Banker Suicides Return: DSK's Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment

    10/24/2014 9:48:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/24/14 | tyler durden
    The summer, thankfully, has been largely bereft of the dismal trend of bankers committing suicide, but as Bloomberg reports, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the IMF, was found dead Thursday after apparently taking his own life by jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. This is the 16th financial services executive death this year.Bloomberg reports that Thierry Leyne, the French-Israeli entrepreneur who last year started an investment firm with former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has died....
  • Banker Suicides Return: JPMorgan Executive "Blasts Wife, Kills Self" With Shotgun

    07/10/2014 5:25:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/10/14 | Tyler Durden
    With Russia and China having briefly taken over the hub of global executive suicides, the sad trend has returned back to America. In what appears to the 15th financial services executive suicide this year, yet another JPMorgan Director took his own life. As IBTimes reports, Jefferson Township (New Jersey) police report that the Global Network Operations Center Executive Director, "Julian Knott, age 45, shot his wife Alita Knott, age 47, multiple times and then took his own life with the same weapon." They are survived by 3 teenage children... As IB Times reports, JP Morgan executive director Julian Knott blasted...
  • Banker Death 'Epidemic' Spreads To China

    04/23/2014 7:18:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Until now, the terrible trail of dead bankers has been only among US and European financial executives. However, as Caixin reports, the increasing pressures on the Chinese banking system appear to have take their first toll. Li Jianhua, director of China's Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), died this morning due to a "sudden heart attack" - he was less than 49 years old. Li was among the main drafters on new "caveat emptor" market-based rules on China's shadowy banking system and recently said in an interview that "now is not only a time to control risk, but to transform the trust...
  • BNP Banker, His Wife And Nephew Murdered In Belgium

    04/20/2014 7:56:06 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 4/20/2014 | Tyler Durden
    In the beginning it was banker suicides. Then about two weeks ago, suicides were replaced by outright murders after the execution-style killing of the CEO of a bank in otherwise sleepy (and tax evasive) Lichtenstein by a disgruntled client. Then on Friday news hit of another execution-type murder in just as sleepy, if not so tax evasive, Belgium, where in the city of Vise, a 37-year-old Director at BNP Paribas Fortis was murdered alongside his wife and a 9 year old nephew in a premeditated and orchestrated drive-by shooting. L'venir reports: According to Marcel Neven, Mayor of Vise, nothing can...
  • Deutsche Bank-er Explains Why He Committed Suicide

    03/25/2014 3:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/25/14 | tyler durden
    The dismal list of financial executive deaths has recently increased to 11 in the last few months. Speculation has surrounded many of these deaths (and suicides) as to the reasoning; none more than the first - William Broeksmit, an executive who worked in Deutsche Bank's risk function and advised senior leadership who hanged himself in his South Kensington home in late January. However, as the WSJ reports, we now know why this poor man felt compelled to take his own life: he was "anxious about various authorities investigating areas of the bank where he worked" (and yes, we are well...
  • 28-Year Old Former JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death, Latest In Series Of Recent Suicides

    03/18/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/18/14 | Tyler Durden
    Bellando, a former investment bank analyst at JPMorgan, is the son of John Bellando, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Cond Nast. His brother, John, a top chief investment officer with JPMorgan, works on risk exposure valuations. Several John Bellando emails were cited during testimony at the Senate Finance Committees inquiry into the banks losses during the infamous London Whale trade fiasco. Kenneth Bellando who grew up in Rockville Center, LI, and was a Georgetown graduate worked as a summer analyst at JPMorgan while in school. Upon graduation in 2007, he was hired as an investment...