seemslikeadream » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:38 am wrote:Swiss Insurers and JPMorgan Have More than ‘Suicides’ in Common[/url]
By Russ Martens and Pam Martens: March 11, 2014
Pierre Wauthier, CFO of Zurich Insurance Group
Questions continue to mount over why a rash of suspicious deaths among executives in the financial services industry are occurring now when the worst of the crisis, layoffs, bankruptcies and bailouts occurred over five years ago – or at least Federal officials keep assuring us that the worst is over.
The underlying concern is that we still cannot get a clear assessment of global financial risks because of what we can’t see: the interconnectedness of global banking; offshore banking; off balance sheet vehicles; and regulatory arbitrage where U.S. financial institutions move high risk operations to foreign locales with light-touch regulators.
It now emerges that there are significant financial ties between JPMorgan Chase, which experienced three suspicious deaths of employees in their 30s in January and February of this year, and two Swiss insurers where a suspicious executive death occurred in August of 2013 and another this past January, the week before a JPMorgan executive was found dead on a 9th level rooftop of the bank’s European headquarters in London.
I wonder what else Swiss Re and JPMorgan may have in common.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ghter.html
The horrific scene when a devoted father "flipped" and battered his two-year-old daughter to death was described to a court yesterday.
Insurance executive Alberto Izaga suffered an "extreme and sudden" psychological breakdown which made him think the little girl was possessed by the Devil.
Sweating and shouting with rage, the 36-year-old millionaire ranted that "God doesn't exist! The universe doesn't exist! Humanity doesn't exist!"
Before last June's tragedy, Mr Izaga appeared to be living a charmed life. He had moved to London in 2002 and was a top executive at the insurance giant Swiss Re.
He lived with his wife and their daughter Yanire in a £1million Thames-side apartment with views of the Houses of Parliament.
The jury was told Mr Izaga was "universally liked" and "absolutely devoted" to his daughter, whom he described as "the most precious treasure on Earth".
But prosecutor Jonathan Rees told the jury how, in the weeks before the attack, Mr Izaga experienced two events that may have influenced his mental state.
The first was during a trip to New York, when Mr Izaga and his wife went to a cinema to find the only seats available were for the horror film Bug, directed by William Friedkin.
Not yet released in Britain, it concerns a swarm of cockroaches which crawl under people's skin, as well as Biblical themes.
Then, on a business trip to Geneva, Mr Izaga heard a motivational talk by adventurer Mike Horn, who spoke about leaving his family to go on lengthy trips and pushing himself to achieve his goals.
The evening after he returned, Mr Izaga was walking to a riverside restaurant with his wife when he started talking to himself and gesticulating wildly.
At around 4.30am the following day, he suddenly sat up in bed and started babbling incoherently.
Mr Rees told the court: "He began talking to his wife about the explorer in Geneva and the philosophies of the Jesuits.
"Referring to his fellow executives at Swiss Re, he appeared to indicate that they were part of a sect and trying to take over the financial world."
Over the next four hours Mr Izaga became increasingly worked up, bursting into tears and shouting about the film, the Devil and death.