Kramer always wanted to be a banker, but in 2014 deaths among bankers is epidemic!

By | December 8, 2014

Fodder for conspiracy theorists is the fact that over the course of 2014 36 bankers around the world have died in unusual ways!

And while LinkedIn is certainly not the venue for conspiratorial speculation over how Belgian banker Geert Tack Haaltert died after disappearing about a month ago, the fact that he turned up December 3 on a shoreline and is among 36 bankers to have died so far this year in unusual ways, may actually be a story.

Nobody knows, however, exactly what the story may be.

But little did Kramer know back in 1992 when he testified for Newman in a traffic ticket case about being despondent because he always wanted to be a banker, that in 2014 being a banker could potentially be hazardous to your health.

But in fact that is what seems to be the case as reported in the financial website Zero Hedge:

52-year-old Belgian Geert Tack – a private banker for ING who managed portfolios for wealthy individuals – was described as ‘impeccable’, ‘sporty’, ‘cared-for’, and ‘successful’ and so as Vermist reports, after disappearing a month ago, the appearance of his body off the coast of Ostend is surrounded by riddles…

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 wife in their villa Vondelen and was found dead this weekend off the coast of Ostend…

Read the rest of the story at Zero Hedge here.


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