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Banker suicides self AKA Banker Death Watch

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by Goldhedge, Jul 9, 2012.



  1. TAEZZAR

    TAEZZAR LADY JUSTICE ISNT BLIND, SHES JUST AFRAID TO WATCH Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Re: Banker suicides self

    That should raise their worker's comp. rates.
     
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    Re: Banker suicides self

    I remember there being a thread that was a running tally of all of the dead bankers. I can't seem to find it, but it was quite long the list. I want to say we are up towards 50 high profile bankers already. Or is it more than that? Hard to keep track.
     
  3. Goldhedge

    Goldhedge Moderator Site Mgr Site Supporter

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    Re: Banker suicides self

    It's pinned in the Coffee Shack. This thread here was early 2012

    http://www.goldismoney2.com/showthread.php?59813-Banker-Death-Watch/page6


    I merged the two for convenience...
     
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    There it is. Thanks.
     
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    I think it's 66 or 67. Who can count that fast?
     
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    It would probably be wise to see what one person all of these guys knew in common. That's how to find out who did it.
     
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    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Or maybe what they knew? Not sure if the DoJ or SEC even cares at this point any longer as they seem to be implicitly involved in the manipulating and shenanigans, but maybe they were talking to an investigative journalist that was looking into things? Bob Simon and David Carr were two major deaths recently.
     
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    It depends if you count only bankers or ALL those working in the finance industry who have ended up dead before their time.
     
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    A new study has been done and it concluded that banker deaths are the number one cause of coincidences.
     
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    Probably just a coincadink...


    Retired World Bank economist, 83, found slain in upscale Va. neighborhood


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    Neighbors Mike Ostergard, left, and Ted Stout discuss the rare killing in their tranquil neighborhood in Fairfax County, Va. (Antonio Olivo/The Washington Post)

    By Justin Jouvenal and Antonio Olivo March 11

    The bucolic Mason Neck peninsula on the Potomac is an area where usually the only sounds to break the silence are bird calls and the lapping of the river, but shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, gunfire erupted at one of the upscale homes in that area of Fairfax County, police said.

    A woman went downstairs to investigate and found her 83-year-old husband with several gunshot wounds, police said. Johan De Leede was rushed to a hospital and later died of his injuries.

    The death of the retired World Bank economist and civic activist, best known for working for the construction of a local bike and pedestrian trail, stunned his neighborhood and spawned a mystery: Authorities said Friday that they had no suspects in the killing. Police dogs and a helicopter swept the isolated area but found no potential assailant.

    “We have no credible evidence or leads at this point. It’s a true mystery,” said Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. “This truly is a case where we need input from the community. We want to hear about any suspicious activity.”

    Neighbors, friends and former colleagues said they were equally baffled. They knew of no problems and doubted De Leede had any enemies. Relatives of De Leede’s declined to comment.

    “His smiling face has always been a reminder of why me and my family moved to this part of the county,” said Robert Lee, the treasurer of the Mason Neck Citizens Association.

    Police said De Leede’s wife called authorities at 1:06 a.m., saying that her husband was unresponsive. A neighbor then called 911 to report gunshots in the area, which is in the 6000 block of River Drive. De Leede’s wife initially thought he had fallen, police said. They asked residents to remain indoors while they searched the area.

    Tim Rizer, who lives near the De Leede home, said he awoke about 1:30 a.m. to the sound of police helicopters above the neighborhood of million-dollar homes that rarely sees any crime. The community — near where former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina lives — jealously guards its serenity. Most of the peninsula is parkland.

    “Generally, in our neighborhood, if there are helicopters, you figure there was some accident on the Potomac River,” Rizer said. “I got up, looked around, didn’t see anything, and the helicopters kept flying around over and over and over again, and I thought, ‘Well, maybe somebody is on the loose.’ ”

    Police said detectives have been interviewing De Leede family members and neighbors. Roessler said the investigation at the scene could last days as investigators scour the property for clues. River Drive remained blocked Friday, and police could be seen working on the rear deck of the De Leede home.

    Roessler said he could not declare that there was no further danger to the public.

    “I don’t have any credible information there’s a danger to the community,” Roessler said. “We don’t know if this was targeted or random. We need the community to be aware of their surroundings until we verify whether there was a relationship between the killer and the victim or not.”


    A spokesman at the World Bank said De Leede worked there for nearly 25 years before retiring as a senior economist in 1994. Mustafa Soykan, a friend and former colleague, said De Leede’s work focused on French-speaking countries in Africa. Soykan said that after De Leede retired, the two played golf together and that his friend was enjoying his life, spending time with his four children and their children.

    Joe Chudzik, a neighbor and friend, said De Leede was an outdoorsman who biked, skied and kayaked. The passion was also evident in his civic work. Chudzik said De Leede had conceived and begun pushing for the Mason Neck Trail in 1995. For part of two decades, De Leede advocated for construction of the six-mile, roughly $5 million bike and pedestrian route that connected denser areas of Lorton with the parks on the Mason Neck peninsula. The trail is still under construction.

    Chudzik said that when De Leede wasn’t working on that project, he participated in adopt-a-road cleanups.

    “He gave back to the community,” Chudzik said.

    As he grew older, De Leede became less active in those efforts but continued to take his boat onto the river and regularly taught kayaking and light sailing to friends and neighborhood children.

    “He built a nice little area out in the back of his house on the water that had sand and stuff,” Rizer said. “You’d see five or six people, usually kids or something, and he’d be showing them how to sail in the back of our houses.”

    Some neighbors said they liked De Leede because of his strong advocacy for bike trails and because he took pride in caring for his house on the river’s edge.

    “He’d be out there doing a little bit of gardening all the time,” said neighbor Mike Ostergard. “He was a healthy 83-year-old.”

    Richard Kennedy, another neighbor, said De Leede and his wife were originally from the Netherlands. Kennedy said he, like everyone else, is stunned at the killing and wonders what might have happened.

    “We’ve sent an email out to the neighborhood and asked whether anyone knew of anything out of the ordinary, but no one has replied,” Kennedy said. “It’s hard to imagine a person like him would have any enemies. It is pretty incomprehensible.”



    Jennifer Jenkins and Dana Hedgpeth contributed to this report.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...08-3e03a5b41910_story.html?platform=hootsuite
     
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    Call NCIS they can find an eyelash in a tornado 230 miles away. Hey Barney Fife check any connections to the clintons. Check any connections with GS, JP, fed, kennedys, bush's, rothschilds,
     
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    BITCOIN CEO FOUND DEAD…ALONG WITH 9 HIGH-PROFILE BANKERS THIS YEAR

    Why are major bankers across the world, and now the CEO of Bitcoin, turning up dead?

    28-year old Autumn Radtke, CEO of Bitcoin, supposedly jumped to her death last week.

    This year, a total of 9 other prominent, international bankers have ‘killed themselves’ within a matter of only a few weeks. Last year 5 prominent bankers killed themselves, bringing the total to 14.

    This has never happened before…what is going on here?

    We’ve all heard the stories of bankers jumping to their death at the onset of the Great Depression….but now??

    These ‘suicides’ are pretty strange as well. One guy supposedly was able to shoot himself 8 times head-to-toe with a nail gun!

    Does that sound like a suicide to you?

    The 9 dead this year are:

    • William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG.
    • Karl Slym, 51-year-old Tata Motors managing director.
    • Gabriel Magee, 39-year-old JPMorgan banker.
    • Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a U.S. investment bank.
    • Richard Talley, the 57-year-old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colo.
    • Tim Dickenson, U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG.
    • Ryan Henry Crane, 37-year-old executive at JPMorgan.
    • Li Junjie, 33-year-old Hong Kong banker.
    • James Stewart Jr., former CEO of the National Bank of Commerce.
    It should be obvious that this just doesn’t happen. If the deaths are actually suicides it would indicate that something big is brewing in the financial world, a collapse of epic proportions. If these deaths are murders, we are witnessing a massive coverup of corruption.

    What is also very alarming is that the mainstream media is completely silent on the issue.

    http://www.truthandaction.org/bitcoin-ceo-found-dead-along-9-high-profile-bankers-year/
     
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    Mysterious death of Italian banking executive to be re-examined amid murder claims

    Prosecutors in Siena order body of David Rossi to be exhumed after family say he was killed for knowing too much about bank's financial meltdown

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    David Rossi Photo: REUTERS/Luca Lozzi, File

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    By Nick Squires, Rome
    23 Mar 2016

    The mysterious death of an executive who worked for the world's oldest bank is to be re-examined after Italian prosecutors ordered that his body be exhumed.

    David Rossi, who was the head of communications for Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank, which was founded in 1472, died after falling - or being pushed - from a third floor window of the bank's headquarters in a 14th century palazzo in the Tuscan city of Siena.

    His death in March 2013 came at a time when the bank was pushed close to the brink of collapse over a scandal involving the loss of hundreds of millions of euros through risky investments.

    An initial post-mortem found that Mr Rossi, 51, had killed himself, but his family strongly suspect that he was murdered because he knew too much about the bank’s financial deals.

    Prosecutors in Siena, where the bank is based, have ordered his body to be exhumed and for the trajectory of his fall to be simulated, in an attempt to discover exactly how he died.

    The exhumation is likely to take place next month.

    His family claim there were several suspicious elements to the death.

    [​IMG]David Rossi Photo: REUTERS/Stringer

    Mr Rossi fell from his office at around 8pm on March 6, 2013, and landed in a darkened alleyway but did not die immediately – he was alive for 22 minutes, investigators believe.

    Security camera footage showed one or two shadowy figures appear at the end of the alley, apparently checking that there was no chance he would survive.

    The bank executive had bruises and scratches on his arms and wrists which suggested that he may have been gripped forcibly by one or two assailants before being pushed out of the window.

    On the back of his head was a deep, L-shaped gash which indicated that he may have been hit with a blunt object before falling from the window.

    Three apparent suicide notes were found crumpled in a bin in his study, but Antonella Tognazzi, his widow, said they contained phrases that her husband would never have used.

    One of them said: “Ciao, Toni, my love. I’m sorry.”

    “He never called me Toni, he always called me Antonella,” his widow said.

    A handwriting expert who analysed the notes said they seemed to have been written under duress.

    Another unexplained element is the fact that 33 minutes after Mr Rossi fell from his office window, a call was made on his mobile phone.

    At exactly the same moment, the CCTV footage showed an object falling onto the ground and landing a few feet from the body; it was later found to be Mr Rossi’s watch, minus the strap.

    “We’ve been waiting a long time for the investigation to be reopened,” said Ms Tognazzi.

    “It’s what we had been hoping for – it’s an important sign on the part of the judiciary. I have never believed he committed suicide.”


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...ive-to-be-re-examined-amid-murder-claims.html


     
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    What we really need is a thread;

    Politician suicides self AKA Politician Death Watch

    But this is a start.
     
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    Business | Mon May 30, 2016 1:38pm EDT
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    Former Zurich Insurance boss Martin Senn kills himself
    ZURICH | By Paul Arnold and Michael Shields
    boss Martin Senn has committed suicide six months after leaving the company under a cloud, a tragedy that comes less than three years after Zurich's finance chief took his own life.
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    Former Zurich Insurance Chief Executive Martin Senn attends the company's annual news conference in Zurich in this file photo taken on February 12, 2015.
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    Former Zurich Insurance (ZURN.S) boss Martin Senn has committed suicide six months after leaving the company under a cloud, a tragedy that comes less than three years after Zurich's finance chief took his own life.

    Senn, 59, shot himself at his family's Alpine resort home in Klosters, Swiss newspaper Blick reported. He had quit as chief executive of Zurich in December following a series of profit warnings and a botched takeover of British rival RSA (RSA.L).

    "Martin Senn's family has informed us that Martin committed suicide last Friday," the company said in a statement on Monday, adding it was "stunned and deeply shaken".

    His death follows the suicide of Zurich's finance chief Pierre Wauthier in August 2013, which brought into sharp focus the pressures facing senior corporate executives in Switzerland and elsewhere.

    Wauthier, 53, killed himself after writing a suicide note addressed "To whom it may concern" in which he described becoming demoralized by what he called a new, more aggressive tone at Zurich under then-Chairman Josef Ackermann.

    Ackermann, a former head of Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE), denied any wrongdoing but quit soon after Wauthier's death.

    Weeks before Wauthier's death, Swisscom (SCMN.S) Chief Executive Carsten Schloter had taken his own life.

    Senn had been CEO since 2010 at Zurich, which he joined after stints with Swiss banks in Asia. He was married to a Korean musician and had two grown children.

    Acquaintances, who asked not to be named given the sensitivity of the situation, described him as withdrawn and reclusive following his departure from the company, which Zurich said at the time was by mutual agreement.

    "He wasn't doing so well," a former colleague said, but added that Senn had not given the impression of being suicidal.

    One person close to Senn said he had taken Wauthier's death hard.

    The rate of suicide has been falling in most countries in Europe since 2000, according to Ulrich Hegerl of the German Depression Foundation, a charity to prevent suicide.

    He said a suicide sometimes encourages other people to do the same. "If someone you know and respect commits suicide, then there is a risk in depression of a copycat suicide," he added.

    Zurich Insurance paid Senn 2.5 million Swiss francs in 2015, its annual report showed in March.

    His failure to meet performance targets, in an insurance sector that has struggled since the financial crisis, meant he missed out on an extra stock payout.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-zurich-ins-group-senn-idUSKCN0YL0N2
     
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    Banker plunges to his death after eating magic mushrooms
    By Tina Moore, Jamie Schram, Priscilla DeGregory and Chris Perez

    May 23, 2016 | 12:13pm | Updated

    A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday—and then plunged to his death out of his 26th floor window, sources said.

    Alex Lagowitz, 23, landed on a third floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. — straight down from his bedroom at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill, according to police.

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    Alex LagowitzPhoto: Facebook
    Authorities believe his death was a suicide, though they did not elaborate.

    “He was really high on mushrooms,” a police source said, explaining that Lagowitz had “jumped out the window.”

    Sources said that Lagowitz, who is from Livingston, NJ, and was a star golfer on the Colgate University team, took four grams of the drug — which is enough to cause hallucinations.

    “When you take these mushrooms, they make you hallucinate and, in some cases, if you take enough of them, they make you believe that you can fly like Superman,” a police narcotics source explained. “Only problem is Superman is really a mirage.”

    Lagowitz and his roommate, Max Kaplan, 22, had ingested the mushrooms earlier in the day, sources said.

    Kaplan — a George Washington University grad from West Orange, NJ — told cops he fell asleep a short time later, and when he woke up, Lagowitz was nowhere to be found.

    It wasn’t until police arrived at their apartment to investigate hours later that the scatterbrained young man came to and realized what had happened.

    “He was stunned,” a source said. “He had no idea that his friend had taken a swan dive.”

    Kaplan was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance for the remaining mushrooms found inside the apartment, which is said to be housed in “a very post college building.”

    “[Windsor Court] is filled with young people who have too much money and too much time on their hands,” explained a dad who was visiting his son after he recently moved in.

    Dean Chenarides, a 28-year-old resident who lives in the building, agreed — saying it “definitely has a night life.”

    “You have a sub group from our generation who are in their 20s and early 30s and they have money and like to party sometimes,” he said. “Those parties get out of control. I’ll step out of the elevator and the smell of marijuana will hit you right in the face.”

    Lagowitz, a credit trading analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since June 2015, can be seen in Facebook pictures gnawing on cigars and taking golfing trips with his father. He recently went to the Super Bowl in February with his dad.

    “Alex truly was a great, warm guy who could always put a smile on his friend’s faces,” said a fellow Colgate graduate, who asked to remain
    anonymous out of respect for the family.

    Lagowitz’ mother refused to comment when reached by phone Monday.

    http://nypost.com/2016/05/23/man-jumps-to-his-death-after-taking-magic-mushrooms/
     
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    QWAK,Is it a bird --- Is it a Plain --- no it is a banker guy, on MUSHROOMS!:2 thumbs up::dduck:

    the DUCK :winks2:
     
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    I think all politicians should be sent a bag of these mushrooms .
     
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    Shrooooms! I hope it becomes a fad among the banking elite!
     
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    So you have to kill 60 or 70 people of a class to get noticed. Well, that will let you save on ammo the next time you want attention.
     
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    Visium's Sanjay Valvani found dead in apparent suicide after insider trading charge
    Rachael Levy
    Jun. 21, 2016

    [​IMG] Sanjay Valvani, a portfolio manager at Visium. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    Sanjay Valvani, a portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management who was charged with insider trading last week, was found dead Monday night.

    "We mourn the tragic loss of Sanjay, a devoted father, husband, and friend," Jacob Gottlieb, Visium's founder, said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time."

    A New York Police Department representative said Valvani was found by his wife and left a suicide note.

    Valvani, 44, turned himself in to authorities last week. He was charged with netting about $25 million for an unnamed investment firm using inside information on the pending approval of a generic drug. Valvani had pleaded not guilty.

    Visium had placed Valvani on leave earlier this year after it announced that it was under investigation. The hedge fund said on Friday that it would shut down its operations.

    Valvani faced numerous charges, according to the complaint:

    • Valvani was accused of committing securities and wire fraud with a former senior Food and Drug Administration official, Gordon Johnston, from about 2005 through 2011.
    • Valvani "unlawfully obtained highly confidential and material nonpublic information from the FDA about the agency's approval of pending generic drug applications," according to the US attorney's statement.
    • Valvani was also charged with passing material nonpublic info to Chris Plaford, a former Visium portfolio manager, who allegedly traded on that info.
    • Johnston and Plaford have pleaded guilty and admitted their participation in the scheme.
    • The complaint said Valvani instructed Johnston, the former FDA official, about the status and approval of a generic drug, and Johnston passed along that info back to Valvani. Valvani was accused of using that info to bet on two pharma companies that were likely to be affected by the inside tip, allegedly netting about $25 million in trading profits. Valvani was also accused of tipping off Plaford on this info.
    A representative for the Department of Justice declined to comment on whether Valvani's death would affect the case.

    Dow Jones earlier reported that the death was an apparent suicide.

    *An earlier version of this article said that Valvani was found dead Tuesday morning. It has been corrected.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/visiums-sanjay-valvani-found-dead-in-apparent-suicide-2016-6

     
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    But they do vote in most states.
     
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    ‘Depressed’ Wall Street exec jumps to his death

    By Jamie Schram, Kevin Fasick, Yaron Steinbuch and Daniel Prendergast

    March 1, 2017

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    A 47-year-old financial company executive was killed Wednesday when he jumped from a luxury apartment building on the Upper West Side, authorities said.

    Kevin Bell jumped from a ninth-floor kitchen window at the famed Apthorp building on West End Avenue near West 79th Street around 7:20 a.m., a source told The Post.

    He landed on some scaffolding that was set up in front of the building and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

    Bell left a note indicating he had been depressed, the source said. He had a history of depression, the source added.

    He left behind a wife and two daughters, a worker at the building said. His family was at home when he jumped, according to the source.

    “The family is hysterical. He was under a lot of meds. He did not give a specific reason why he jumped, but he was depressed,” the source said.

    Bell, a graduate of Duke University, worked at Arrowgrass Capital Partners, where he was head of credit risk, according to his LinkedIn page.

    He previously worked at Saba Capital Management, Citadel Investment group, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, according to his page.

    “We are deeply saddened that our friend and colleague Kevin Bell has passed away today. We extend our sympathies and condolences to his family,” Arrowgrass spokesman Nick Lord told The Post in a statement from the UK.

    A building worker said some residents saw the man’s body.

    “A couple of our residents reported hearing a thud,” the worker said. “The daughter of a tenant looked out the window and she told her mother there was a man lying down on the scaffolding.”

    The worker said the mother saw the body and notified building workers.

    “He was bleeding,” the worker said. “Some of the residents are pretty shaken up.”

    A man who works in a nearby doctor’s office was stunned about the suicide.

    “Oh my God, another one?” he said in disbelief. “Somebody committed suicide a few months ago … on the other side of the building. I can’t believe it, it’s almost exactly the same thing, but just around the side.”

    Among the Apthorp building’s famed tenants were Al Pacino, Sydney Poitier and singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson.

    The building, which is modeled after the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and takes up an entire city block, from Broadway to West End Avenue between 78th and 79th streets.

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    Investigation Into Suicide Of Arrowgrass Capital Trader Reveals Ties To Organized Crime, Fraud And David Brock
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    On March 1st, 2017, the New York Post reported the suicide of Kevin Bell, head of credit risk at British hedge fund Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP. He had previously worked at Saba Capital Management, Citadel Investment group, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, according to his Linkedin page. An investigation into Arrowgrass Capital Partners in the aftermath of his death has revealed that Arrowgrass was connected to think tanks tied to DNC propaganda chief David Brock, has ties to a number to individuals and corporations with histories of fraudulent financial activity and uses a web developer which appears to be a shell company. Mr. Bell’s suicide provides a glimpse into a more shadowy element of the finance world where the line between legitimate business and organized crime becomes increasingly thin.

    I. Number Of Arrowgrass Employees Had Come From Sabu Capital Management, Arrowgrass Is Connected To Establishment-Run Think Tanks

    Arrowgrass Capital Partners appears to have had a number of employees present at their firm who had recently come from Sabu Capital Management. In November 2015, Bloomberg reported that Paul Andorio, a former partner at Sabu, was joining Arrowgrass to work alongside Bell in credit risk. Andorio was one of multiple former Sabu employees who had recently moved to Arrowgrass after the firm had lost several employees in its credit trading group.

    The presence of multiple former employees from Sabu at Arrowgrass is interesting given the colorful history of Sabu’s founder. Boaz Weinstein is a chess and gambling savant turned hedge fund manager. Weinstein has achieved a legendary status in the financial world, although his career has been marked by controversy. In 2012, the New York Times reported that Weinstein was one of a number of traders who benefitted from a “hunch” about multi-billion dollar losses incurred by JP Morgan after a number of bad transactions that were booked through its London branch. Mr. Weinstein was also accused of fraud in 2015 by Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) after Saba Capital reduced the value of PSP’s portfolio right before paying out on a redemption request, marking the value back up shortly after the money was cashed out.

    Weinstein’s connections to the world of organized crime were revealed when it emerged that he was a member of a private, high stakes poker group along with billionaire and Avenue Capital Group cofounder Marc Lasry. In 2013, Lasry was forced to withdraw his name from a list of contenders for Obama’s U.S. Ambassador to France when it emerged that the FBI was sniffing around his “close friendship” with Illya Trincher. Trinchner, an alleged Russian mobster, was arrested along with three dozen others in connection with a $100 million betting and money-laundering scheme that included Hollywood personalities accused of facilitating illegal gambling events for celebrities such as Tobey Maguire, Matt Damon, and Leonardo DiCaprio and was laundering money through a Carlyle hotel art gallery. Lasry’s Avenue Capital Group has teamed up with Donald Trump in the past as Trump attempted to navigate the mob-controlled gambling scene in Atlantic City. Weinstein’s various connections to crime figures and his penchant for courting accusations of fraud raise questions about why Arrowgrass was bringing on so many employees from Sabu Capital Management in the years before Mr. Bell’s suicide.

    The head of Arrowgrass Capital Partners, Michael Edwards, is also affiliated with centrist think tank Third Way. Despite its purported mission to return politics to a more neutral, middle of the road environment, Third Way recieves most of its funding from Wall Street donors and in effect serves as little more than an outlet for ideas which promote the interests of their donors. Third Way and other special interest-supported figures such as David Brock have been widely panned by the media for promoting censorship and propaganda instead of substantive ideas. Brock has directly involved Third Way in conferences held with donors in the past and is utilizing Third Way employees in efforts to help the DNC regain power in the 2018 congressional elections.

    II. Arrowgrass’ Web Developer Appears To Be Front Organization

    In addition to having ties to firms with suspicious connections, the group providing online support for Arrowgrass appears to be a front organization, listing an address that leads to a small, nondescript building as its office despite having a multitude of large name clients in finance. Arrowgrass’ website lists CAPTEC Systems as its web developer. CAPTEC’s other clients include several Swiss accounts such as Argentière Capital, set up in 2013 by J.P. Morgan’s former global head of prop trading Deepak Gulati, and LindenGrove Capital. LindenGrove was founded by Borut Miklavcic, the former head of global inflation trading business at the infamous Lehman Brothers who also began his career at JP Morgan.

    An examination of the listed address on CAPTEC Systems’ website leads to a small structure in Oxford, England that does not even feature CAPTEC’s logo on the exterior. The nondescript, ramshackle building is odd given CAPTEC’s role as a web developer for several multibillion dollar corporations.

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    Street view of CAPTEC Systems’ listed office address
    The apparent anomalies with Arrowgrass’ web developer and its connections to various Swiss groups run by individuals tied to companies involved in the 2008 financial crisis creates questions about what appears to be either a front company with no real place of business or CAPTEC’s attempt to conceal the true location of their office.

    It is not clear what caused Mr. Bell to take his own life earlier this month, although in 2015 a deal with Foundation Capital to buy Deutsche Bank’s stake in Arrowgrass Capital came undone amid speculation that Arrowgrass’ principals did not wish to dilute their ownership, and that the head executive of Foundation was facing a contempt-of-court order over debts he owed to Los Angeles based City National Bank. While an anonymous source informed the New York Post that Bell was depressed, Arrowgrass’ use of an apparent shell company for their web development and the presence of a number of employees at Arrowgrass from Sabu Capital Management raises concerns given the accusations of fraud that have been levied against the group and their founder’s connections to figures involved in organized crime.



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    Hedge fund executive, 56, who invested billions with Bernie Madoff, leaps to his death from 24th story of New York's luxury Sofitel hotel
    • Charles W. Murphy jumped to his death, landing on a fourth floor terrace
    • Witnesses said he was wearing a dark business suit
    • The 56-year-old plummeted 20 floors before coming to land on the terrace
    • Murphy used to be an executive with Fairfield Greenwich Group, who was Madoff's biggest feeder fund
    • He had moved onto working for Paulson & Co. New York-based hedge fund


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4355186/Man-commits-suicide-jumping-Sofitel-hotel.html#ixzz4ccLJuLBJ
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    Was Madoff victim who killed himself planning suicide for weeks? Ripped off hedge-fund manager moved property into wife's name before fatal jump
    • Charles W. Murphy plunged to his death in midtown Manhattan on Monday
    • Sources said he was struggling with depression before his 20-floor plummet
    • Public records show he transferred ownership of his Manhattan townhouse to his wife three weeks before his death
    • The couple, who hosted lavish parties, put it on the market last year for $49.5m
    • But it failed to sell so they dropped price to $36m; he bought it for $33m in 2007
    • Murphy used to be an executive with Fairfield Greenwich Group
    • But he invested $7.5bn of his clients' money in Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme
    • He's the fourth person connected to Madoff to commit suicide


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