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ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS BANKER DEATH…

There has been another mysterious banker suicide, and if you've been following that story over the last few years, this one will interest you; the story was spotted and passed along by A.S. (to whom a big thank you). I've written a great number of blogs about this theme, which you can access on the website by searching for "banker deaths". In this case, the banker death in question is that of the well-known French investment manager  Charles de Vaulx:

Legendary Value Manager Charles de Vaulx Found Dead

Note the following:

Charles de Vaulx, the renowned value investor and co-founder of International Value Advisers, died in an apparent suicide on Monday afternoon, leaving the asset-management industry in shock.

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The French money manager entered his midtown Manhattan office on Monday afternoon and jumped from the 10th floor, according to the New York Police Department. The news came less than seven weeks after IVA abruptly announced that it was closing down, and a week after it liquidated its two U.S. mutual funds.The decision to close the fund firm had surprised the industry. While assets had fallen sharply from onetime levels of $20 billion, the firm still had more than $2 billion in assets, and value investing was beginning to see a resurgence.

The article continues by various testimonies by friends and associates concerning how respected M. de Vaulx was, particularly for his conservative "value-oriented" strategy of investment. The picture is painted of a man who, far from "playing the market" for fast paper profits, was in it for long-term steadiness and genuine value to his shareholders and investors. Sadly, M. de Vaulx leaves behind a wife and two daughters, and it is these facts about his personality that make me suspicious; these traits - the steadiness of his personality, his attested kindness and willingness to work with other serious investors, and so on - does not to my mind paint a picture of a man prone to suicide.

The New York Post is offering a somewhat standard view that de Vaulx was perhaps in despair over his company:

Charles de Vaulx’s apparent suicide a tragic Wall Street tale

Colour me suspicious. In this regard, I point out two things that seem mightily odd about his unfortunate and sad death. Firstly, the manner of his death, suicide by "jumping" from a height. How many times have we seen this in recent years? I've lost count: we've had accountants and managers for major banks allegedly committing suicide by jumping to their deaths in London, Hong Kong, New York, and Paris, in some cases to be impaled on iron-spikes on fencing around apartments. Given the type of mind manipulation technology I discussed yesterday, I have to wonder if these bankers have literally been driven mad by a kind of mental torture. By the same token, I have to wonder if they knew something, something so despairing they were driven to this step, or something so insightful that they had to be silenced before they could talk. Given the number of these types of deaths in recent years, I'm quite frankly suspecting that last alternative. One or two suicides I can buy. But a whole raft of them over recent years, often in the same way (or in other bizarre "suicides" such as leaping in front of trains), and I'm suspicious. As the old adage goes, one is a tragedy, two is a coincidence, and three or more is a pattern.

Which bring us to the second odd point about the unfortunate M. de Vaulx: its timing. Back in 2014 I composed a blog about the topic of banker deaths titled "Those Banker Deaths: A Recent List and Some More High Octane..." (see here:

THOSE BANKER DEATHS: A RECENT LIST AND SOME MORE HIGH OCTANE ...

As the list stood then, there were 48 bankers dead under highly unusual circumstances. Here's the way I summarized it then:

  1. Of the 48 dead bankers or financiers, five were connected to the Rockefeller interests, including JP Morgan;
  2. Of the 48 dead bankers or financiers, anywhere from five to seven were connected with aspects of finance conceivably involving some degree of competency or understanding of the use, and perhaps design, of high frequency trading algorithms;
  3. Of the 48 dead bankers, at least two are directly involved in legal and regulatory issues (and most of those dead would at least have been aware of regulatory and legal issues as a matter of professional competence);
  4. Of the 48 dead bankers, at least seventeenand possibly eighteenwere CEO's senior vice presidents, or upper echelon managers;
  5. Of the 48 dead bankers, only one was not directly involved in banking per se, and that is Mr. Richard Talley, the mortgage title businessman found dead; the official story being that he committed suicide by using a nail gun to drive several large nails into his head. (Boldface emphasis added here)

What is of interest for our "timing" suspicion and high octane speculation is the second and third points I wrote about back in 2014 - long before the "great reset" talk and digital "currencies" had hit the public narrative, and long before the FASAB 56 regulations were promulgated under the Trump administration - that "of the 48 dead bankers (or) financiers, anywhere from five to seven were connected with aspects of finance conceivably involving some degree of competency or understanding of the use, and perhaps design, of high frequency trading algorithms" and that "of the 48 dead bankers, at least two are directly involved in legal and regulatory issues (and most of those dead would at least have been aware of regulatory and legal issues as a matter of professional competence".  So what has this to do with the timing of M. de Vaulx's death?

Well, consider the story I blogged about just a little over a week ago about the death of Shuvro Biswas, 31, also in New York City:

THE FIRST CRYPTO-BANKER DEATH?

As I wrote in that blog, Mr. Biswas' death may very likely have been coupled to his work. Biswas was, as I noted in the blog, displaying very bizarre behaviour shortly before the end of his life:

What is notable about the article, however, is that Mr. Biswas' death is as yet not being reported as a suicide... and that raises other more speculative implications. His bizarre behavior, and his apparent awareness of it, and consultation with a neurologist suggests, as noted before, that he was seeking an explanation in a physiological condition, conditions which could and sometimes do occur as the result of mind manipulation technologies. But why would anyone target Mr. Biswas?

Because of the nature of his work:

Biswas said his sibling was self-employed and most recently working on a cryptocurrency security program, and online profiles show that the younger Biswas also dabbled in artificial intelligence.

This is where it gets more interesting, for as the article also notes, Biswas had an apartment on West 37th St in Manhattan,  and was a mere 31 years old. So put all that together: (1) self-employed; (2) working on security programs for cryptocurrencies; (3) also "dabbled" in artificial intelligence; (4) could afford an apartment in Manhattan at a mere 31 years old; and (5) in the final year of his life exhibited very bizarre behavior to the extent he sought out a neurologist.

What I strongly suspect is that the unfortunate Mr. Biswas may have been able to afford such an apartment in such a location at such a young age because he might have been performing important contract work on a program for a client. Security programs for a crypto-currency would be of great interest to anyone involved with them, from central banks to coin "miners", and a security program would also be of great interest to potential hackers. In short, Mr. Biswas had specialized access to a very valuable form of specialized knowledge and expertise.  Perhaps his work involved artificially intelligent security programs for a crypto-currency, a concept which only magnifies the potential importance of his work. Either way, however, I believe it is strongly possible that Mr. Biswas' death is very suspicious and that we may be looking at yet another strange "banker death," perhaps the first of those involved with crypto-currencies and digital currency security.

Given the timing of M. de Vaulx's death, I cannot help but entertain the speculation that somehow it may be related to Mr. Biswas' death, and that they in turn are related to all the other strange banker deaths. The question is, if this is so, then what might be the motivation for a stable and conservative style investor such as M. de Vaulx to contemplate suicide, or worse, to be "suicided"? One answer might be that M. de Vaulx, being the type of investor he was, might have seen through something, for example, might have seen through the vast scam of "great resets" and "digital currencies" as representing things that had little to no stable value over time.

Howsoever one interprets that high octane speculation, or entertains others of one's own, the bottom line for me that sends M. de Vaulx's death into the red zone on my suspicion meter remains the manner, and timing, of his death.

See you on the flip side...

36 thoughts on “ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS BANKER DEATH…”

  1. It would seem, that Mr. Biswas was connected with Neocova.
    Neocova is a financial services company that specializes in providing artificial intelligence, analytics, and other cloud-based systems. It enables financial institutions to operate more efficiently, effectively, and securely by removing the stresses of managing complex systems and complicated contracts.

  2. No doubt these 20th century technical mind manipulations have their uses, but surely good ol’ fashion curses would serve in many instances. I just had removed a 20 year old curse, placed on me by one of my former hedge fund partners.
    Also consider that the entire financial industry has been on artificial life support since 2008. Value investing has been harmed by this more than any other strategy I can think of. This man’s business has collapsed 90%, likely over the past 13 years. The prospect for improvement is low. Suicide via despair is very possible.

  3. marcos toledo

    If he jumped it was that or watching his family tortured to death ala Death Wish except he would be tied to a chair watching every minute of it. Whoever is behind these deaths has the mentality of a Mafia Don a violent one that takes no prisoners.

  4. The aspect of this story which jumped out at me was, “The news came less than seven weeks after IVA abruptly announced that it was closing down, and a week after it liquidated its two U.S. mutual funds.”
    From a business point of view, it makes no sense at all to close a (presumably) viable investment management business with USD2bn under management, liquidate the funds and return the proceeds to the investors. Some investors might regard such action as not only “surprising” but also unnecessary, rude and inconsiderate!
    If M. de Vaulx no longer wished to be involved in the business, the normal course would be to sell the business and retire on the proceeds. An investment management business with USD2bn under management could reasonably be expected to be viable, generating millions per annum in fees, even if “assets had fallen sharply from onetime levels of $20 billion…”
    Why would de Vaulx have closed such a business? Had he discovered serious fraud or regulatory failings in his business whose disclosure was going to bring him unbearable shame (and perhaps jail time?)?
    If he had discovered a problem with his funds, liquidating the funds was sure to crystallize the problem – and the shame.
    Perhaps the suicide was triggered by some sort of problem/discrepancy with the proceeds from the two liquidated mutual funds? But that would not explain the puzzling decision to close the business in the first place. The reason for that decision is, for me, the crucial missing piece in this puzzle.

      1. What Pope has to do with the Founding Fathers, if the later ones were masons and thus diametrically opposed to the Pope?

    1. Wouldn’t be surprised if they find out that there’s paperwork missing from some accounts office.

  5. Another reason to ask, “What and who have been compromised and by how much and by whom?”

    Not unlike physician / technician / scientist deaths over the last decades, there comes a time when this business of these untimely deaths needs further scrutiny. Pushed, jumped, or fell tend to look the same from an undiscerning distance. Just ‘what train left the station Monday without this investor.

    These collapsing financial and tech empires seem to have a lot of red tinged decorum attached. It might have been more than just using assets to discharge financial liabilities. One reference said he (the firm) still had $2 Billion left after the dust began settling. That’s not much of a negative on a ledger.

    1. Wonder if the company had life insurance on him. He lost them a lot of money. Musicians and stars don’t seem to last long when it looks like they won’t be able to make money for their investors and those investors have insurance on them.

      1. Hadn’t considered company life insurance on an employee as an asset. Wonder if that’s anything like malpractice insurance against frivolous claims.

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  7. Robert Barricklow

    The banks are a major force behind the covid1984 ops. A major force behind the governmentalization of private power. Couple the above with digitalization; and its constellation of private power collaboration; and the global surveillance giant python increasing the state’s information control; and the increasing phenomena of “un-personing” of persona non grata; you the see the continuing development in which the digital monopoly platforms are becoming virtual proxies for the State.

    So when I read another banker’s been terminated; I think, State sanctioned. Albeit, by private power. A private power behind the digital platforms; which are behind the hidden intelligence agencies; and behind these quasi public intelligence agencies, are an international cartel, of cartels: the hidden system of the “secret” transnational banksters. A secret, servicing final un-personing platform solutions.
    To today’s post.

    Another Casablanca “shocking” suicided bankster?
    The commonly used, OJT[on-the-job-training],
    off-the-top of a building modus operandi.
    Nothing like using “live” training methods; to kill two birds at once.
    The virtual economy, eating up the real economy; and when money goes virtual, it goes missing. Usually, this high up in the food chain; it’s billions.
    The Steady Eddy banker; appears to be a literal fall guy.
    In other words; a banker, not a bankster.
    So, rather than the crude push or throw over the building routine; “they” are using a mind-control, live–in-action, 20th worst century technique.

    This is where it gets more interesting…

    White Rabbit

    1. . . . Been wondering about some of those urban details and whether closed circuit caught anything in the daylight. Midtown Fifth Avenue at mid-day on a Monday is not exactly a deserted desert.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          ..or, spread those daylight connections;
          far & wide, and faster than the speed of light.

      1. Falling bankers and suicides in jails tend to have strange effects on electronic equipment like surveillance cameras…

        1. Have heard stories about residual effects, those that enter into the spiritual realm line of discussion, from traumatic events involving earth bound departures that do not quite work as thought. They linger and have profound outcomes one would ordinarily associate with big screen and film yet manifest in the physical realm thought to be understood by current science.

          Malfeasance in jails seem to be awkwardly given plausible deniability by asserting a host of ineptitudes from dim-witted stupidity to device failure, never mind how blatantly convenient appearances depict actual events or previous dependability records of mechanisms. . . . What’s the name of that bridge so many snake-oil merchants try to sell?

    2. Robert Barricklow

      Does look to be similar to the crypto banker death blogged;
      both knew a secret, that only death can keep.
      I think it’s tied to where the Re-Set, and the covid1984 op, meet in a secret “banking” connection.
      If there’s a banker “out there” makes these banker’s death connections;
      they’re immediately going on an extended secret vacation,
      to an undisclosed location. But disappearing w/in a globalized 20th worst century covid1984 electronic surveillance web, is a delicate operation. It’s been done; but only by those who are part of the web – the Ken Lays, the Jeffery Epstein’s – and, only when slavishly tethered.
      So, is someone knows; either spread that secret, as far and wide as possible immediately; or, vacation to an island of never ending fear.

  8. The Swiss aren’t cooperating either:
    https://www.rt.com/news/522844-iran-tehran-swiss-embassy-death/

    The Swiss government has confirmed media reports that a 51-year-old woman who died after she fell from a residential building in the wealthy Tehran suburb of Kamraniyeh was its embassy’s first secretary.

    “The FDFA [Swiss foreign ministry] confirms that a Swiss employee of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran died in a fatal accident on Tuesday,” the ministry in Bern said in a statement.

    “The FDFA and its head Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis are shocked by the tragic death and express their deepest condolences to the family,” the statement read, without identifying the victim by name.

    A spokesman for Iran’s emergency services, Mojtaba Khaledi, confirmed the woman’s first secretary role at the embassy to the semi-official news agency Mehr, but did not reveal her name.
    It is not yet clear whether this person committed suicide or whether the fall was just an accident, but the time of her death has long passed,” he said.

    The woman fell from the Kamraniyeh Towers, a high-rise block in the north of the city, where she lived on the 18th floor, according to another semi-official news agency, ILNA.

    She was the second-highest-ranking employee at the Swiss embassy, which has represented the US in Iran since Washington severed relations with Tehran following the 1979 revolution.

    1. Women tend not to use violent suicide methods, or methods that will damage their appearance. Women suicide bombers are obvious exceptions, but that’s a different genre of behavior.

      1. On the violent methods part, I’ve heard the same from an experienced (female, as it happens) Ph.D. psychologist.

    2. Robert Barricklow

      Another, who saw and/or heard something – that gets one suicided ASAP.
      Likely she saw something w/in her own “network”.
      You’ve heard of friendly fire? This variety, is a friendly secret solution.

      1. Banking Fragging perhaps? Maybe we should refer to this phenomena as BankFranking. It certainly appears as if a message is being sent free of charge.

    1. There could be an as yet hidden strategy behind what look like liquidations and asset reassignments. It’s meant to get very complicated really quick, but those players reside on the same chess board as they try to play “GO.”

    2. Robert Barricklow

      Or –
      A warning, to spread that deadly secret;
      as fast and as furious, as possible.

      Because, the more who know – the better the odds.

  9. Katherine Szabo

    I would love to hear Catherine’s take on this. I’m sure she has some great insight to add.

  10. anakephalaiosis

    Popular wars are fought, by mutual mockery, whereafter both sides go home, to sober up, and sleep it off.

    Bankster wars are fought, with propped up hysteria, that can not manifest today, because social media is a joke.

    When cannon fodder smells war coming, it runs in opposite direction, so fall guys become ripe fruit – by rank in bank.

    Skull & Bones Banking: LIFO.

    SCYTHIAN YOGA 2

    Her smile makes clouds glow,
    caught by golden arrow,
    as feathered dart
    pierces hart,
    flying light-winged sparrow.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/1tkga7zlzxjt5vj/venn-diagram4.jpg

      1. anakephalaiosis

        A keen observation was, that dancing devils had epiphany, when their stakes, in disaster capitalism, rose, as towers fell.

        There is a cheering crowd, when a fighting bull is brought to its knees, and a pack of wolves come to attend the feast.

        Difference, between Jacobs and Isaacs, is, that the former breed the devils, and the latter bite the devils, to toast them empty.

        In humanusianity, the Bible Belt is blind to Scythian yoga, because they worship Pope Satan:

        https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ccsirsai003ocg3/featherless-chicken.jpg

        1. anakephalaiosis

          Today, queen single mum can not muster any further numerological dramas, to be exposed, because her time is up.

          Deepest fear of royals is, to have their corpses dragged through the streets. They only feel secure, when beloved.

          Of course, one can embrace them with “love”, like acid drip in their tea. A most kind smile, can escalate their fears.

          Saxon cynings they are not, and never will be…

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