The Most Indebted Man in the World … Also the Hottest?

I want to read this Atlantic article about a guy who is $6.3 billion in debt because of fraudulent trading, but I can’t get past his picture. Hi, Jérôme Kerviel. Hello.

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lrodrigue (#1,315)

agreed.

sockhopbop (#764)

rogue-ishly handsome, indeed.

aetataureate (#1,310)

This is Pacey Witter’s future if he’d stayed in the shady stock business. Good thing Joshua Jackson is still hot in real life or I’d be disappointed.

Megano! (#124)

@aetataureate Josh Jackson should DEFINITELY play him in the Oscar-nominated movie

minijen (#656)

Important quote:

“Q: How does Kerviel’s fine compare to what we’ve seen for some of the big banks in the wake of the financial crisis?

A: Once you get above ten million dollars or so for individuals, the numbers no longer matter all that much. But in terms of comparison, it’s worth noting that this single fine for a single trader is significantly higher than all of the other settlements that have come out of the subprime crisis, at least so far. For instance, it’s 12 times larger than what Goldman Sachs settled for.”

readyornot (#816)

@minijen I think the answer to “Q: How does Kerviel’s fine compare…?” is “A: far, far finer.”

Lily Rowan (#70)

@minijen That’s absolutely fucking APPALLING, regardless of what that dude looks like.

littleoaks (#1,801)

I look forward to seeing Liev Schreiber play him in the movie version.

thatgirl (#1,965)

Hey, I temped for SocGen for a couple of days!

They have a really complicated phone system, plus I was never sure whether the person calling would want me to speak in French or English, and my French is all conversational, not business oriented.

The phenomena of rogue trading is so fascinating, once you get past the horribleness of it (like serial killers but for money). The combination of factors that breed this type of behavior is so specific and preventable, but banks still turn a bind eye because they’re good for the bottom line up to the point where they’re putting the bank out of business.

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