"Riddles" Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year

Tyler Durden's picture

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 surrpunded 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...

On December 3, the body was found on the coast of Ostend and removed from the water. The prosecutor confirmed today that it is Geert Tack, but it is still awaiting further results of the autopsy for the exact cause of death. The results of toxicological testing are not yet known.



The examiner states that the body showed no outward signs of violence.

As Vermist comments, he was well-liked and successful but the situation of his disappearance remain odd to say the least...

What makes the matter is that the extra mysterious circumstances under which he disappeared are rather peculiar. Tack had a few weeks earlier his car drove into each other and if the garage then take away a replacement car. Oddly enough, he made it much later, shortly before he disappeared, use. The car, a Renault Espace, has been found in Knokke, but Tack missing to date each track.


Also -  Why he had in the weeks before the disappearance sometimes so difficult to get to sleep? Why he did that Wednesday morning his laptop and cell phone at home?


Although a desperate act can not be excluded, there are also people who take into account that the missing part of a preconceived plan. From his position Tack had the opportunity to be there - whether or not forced by third parties - to run off with money from his clients. It is a hypothesis that being seriously investigated by the federal police, but where colleagues want to know anything.


"Something like that would never do," said one of them certainly. "Geert is a blameless man."

This is the 36th Dead Banker of the year (via Beforeitsnews):

1) David Bird, 55, long-time reporter for the Wall Street Journal working at the Dow Jones news room
2) Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG
3) William Broeksmit, 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank
4) Ryan Henry Crane, age 37, JP Morgan
5) Li Junjie, 33, Hong Kong JP Morgan
6) Gabriel Magee, 39, age JP Morgan employee
7) Mike Dueker, 50, who had worked for Russell Investments
8) Richard Talley, 57, was the founder and CEO of American Title (real estate titles)
9) James Stuart Jr. 70, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz
10) Jason Alan Salais, 34 year old IT Specialist at JPMorgan since 2008
11) Autumn Radtke, 28, CEO of First Meta, a Singapore-based virtual currency trading platform
12) Eddie Reilly, 47, investment banker, Vertical Group, New York
13) Kenneth Ballando, 28, investment banker, Levy Capital, New york
14) Joseph A. Giampapa, 55, corporate bankruptcy lawyer, JP Morgan Chase
15) Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, voormalig topbestuurder ANB/AMRO, Laren, Nederland
16) Juergen Frick, 48, CEO Bank Frick & Co AG, Liechtenstein
17) Benoît Philippens, 37, directeur BNP Parisbas Fortis Bank, Ans, België.
18) Lydia…, 52, bankier Bred-Banque-Populaire, Parijs
19) Andrew Jarzyk, 27, bankier, PNC Bank, New York
20) Carlos Six, 61, Hoofd Belastingdienst en lid CREDAF, België
21) Jan Winkelhuijzen, 75, Commissaris en Fiscalist (voormalig Deloitte), Nederland.
22) Richard Rockefeller, 66, achterkleinzoon elitebankier John D. Rockefeller, Amerika
23) Mahafarid Amir Khosravi (Amir Mansour Aria), 45, bankeigenaar, zakenman en derivatenhandelaar, Iran
24) Lewis Katz, 76, zakenman, advocaat en insider in de bancaire wereld, Amerika
25) Julian Knott, Directeur Global Operations Center JP Morgan, 45, Amerika
26) Richard Gravino, IT Specialist JP Morgan, 49, Amerika
27) Thomas James Schenkman, Managing Director Global Infrastructure JP Morgan, 42, Amerika
28) Nicholas Valtz, 39, Managing Director Goldman Sachs, New York, Amerika
29) Therese Brouwer, 50, Managing Director ING, Nederland
30) Tod Robert Edward, 51, Vice President M & T Bank, Amerika
31) Thierry Leyne, 48, investeringsbankier en eigenaar Anatevka S.A., Israël
32) Calogero Gambino, 41, Managing Director Deutsche Bank, Amerika
33) Shawn D. Miller, 42, Managing Director Citigroup, New York, Amerika
34) Melissa Millian, 54, Senior Vice President Mass Mutual, Amerika
35) Thieu Leenen, 64, Relatiemanager ABN/AMRO, Eindhoven, Nederland
36) Geert Tack, 52, Private Banker ING, Haaltert, België

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Sudden Debt's picture

So... Bankers should actually receive extra hazard pay...

TeamDepends's picture

Riddles such as: Why would you try to swim the English Channel with two broken arms and two broken legs and no wet-suit?

Two-bits's picture

It is like a  Mary Cassatt painting.  The dots are always there. It only takes a few in the right place to see the entire picture. These oligarchs are pointilists, but they paint with blood on our stretched skins as canvasas.


Long sharpened landscape timbers. And my ka-bar.

jaap's picture

In elkaar gereden means he crashed his car

Manthong's picture

36 down.. 27,442 to go.

BaBaBouy's picture

Huh, Interesting, No Nail Gun Involved...

BaBaBouy's picture

??? Was He Recommending TO Buy PHYS GOLD To His Major Monied Private Clients ???????????????

TruthInSunshine's picture

Do-nothing, wealth shifting, nation destroying, parasitic bankers - every time one dies, the universe rejoices.

Red dots on bankers' backs, chests and heads, en masse, hopefully sometime soon.

mvsjcl's picture

I wonder how many of those bankers were planning on "going Snowden."

espirit's picture

Double or nothing for 2015.

Roll dem dice.

BellyBrain's picture



surrpunded by riddles...



kliguy38's picture

Natural causes for bankers does indeed include multiple nail gun wounds, broken legs, plucked eyeballs, welding torch burns, and finger nail removal, ..........or in this case all of the above....

Lore's picture

The examiner states that the body showed no outward signs of violence.  <-- After bobbing around in near freezing seawater for a month, a body doesn't show outward signs of much of anything except having bobbed around in near freezing seawater for a month. 

Pity the poor medical examiner. 

Anyone for sushi?

TheAnalOG's picture

The hour grows late.  We ask you, "is it not time to turn your lives over to Satoshi and pardon your fiat sins?"



ufos8mycow's picture

"Every revolution needs a theme song." - ufos8mycow

RIP Peter Pumpkinhead!


Idaho potato head's picture

Ala 'no country for old men' "he died of natural causes, natural to kind of work he was doing".

Theta_Burn's picture

uh oh..

May or may not have shot down a drone

Shouldn't the point be that Israel bombed Syria?

0's throat to sore to condem Syria for having the missles and proclaiming Israel's right to self defence.. for the moment.

This will be tomorrows thread.




RafterManFMJ's picture

Another act of war by the Syrians - how much more of this disgusting provocation can the Exceptional People take before wearily, regretfully, and thoughtfully committing 100% to bringing Piece and Demonocracy to these wayward warmongering savages?

Freddie's picture

Probably a lot of them.  These banks and insurance companies are apparently far worse than the Mafia.

The word gets out that you are wavering in any way and you are a dead man or woman.

At least in the Mafia you might get Paulie or Sal giving you a warning first.    The banks probably run on high octane paranoia. 

Like Joe Pesci aka David Ferri in JFK.  That kind of paranoia.



Tall Tom's picture

I just wonder if one of his clients was the major,mystery Belgian buyer of US Teasuries?


Did he know too much?


That is the problem, TruthInSunshine...


I am also one whom wants everything exposed to the light.


If you kill them all then there is nobody left to expose that Truth to the Sunshine.

SMG's picture

There's no riddle about any of these deaths.  These people are being permanently silenced to protect the people they work for.

Van Halen's picture

If only someone could ask one of the 3000 or so people running this country off a cliff. I bet every single one of them know the answer to this 'riddle'.

Real Estate Geek's picture

I wonder which of the well-connected bankers reading this thread is next on the list.  To that guy, I say the following:

"Ask yourself whether, at this relatively late date, you're more valuable dead or alive to them?

You may have done good work, but you're now expendable and you know it.  Isn't it time that you started looking out for yourself and your family, instead of them?"

RafterManFMJ's picture

Ah my good man, they ARE looking out for their family. They snitch, the family dies - Hell, a child of theirs might even turn up all spaced out after somehow shooting up a school or movie theater.

Nope, they die in place, as they are culled. It is their best option and they realize it.

Snoopy the Economist's picture

Do you really think anyone can hide from them?

Ms. Erable's picture

Probably. But that list of Good Bankers at the end of the article is, disappointingly, much too brief.

sam i am's picture

Do you mean Georges Seurat?

Notsobadwlad's picture

These bankers are minions, not oligarchs.

Winston Churchill's picture

Or why would anyone swim in the Channel in the Autumn(fall).

The water around Ostend used to be heavily polluted as well.

Like the Ganges with icecubes,and no Holy properties..

Zwelgje's picture

and not as many turds floating around.

Buck Johnson's picture

Another riddle and a good one.  We get the impression that he was dead for a month and that isn't the cae, if he was in the water or land whatever they wouldn't be able to tell who it was let alone what he died of.  So I think he took off with money at the behest or with the assistance of others and then later on things got crawdad and someone or someones thought it would be better with one less person and tada he's in the water.  The reason we don't know of any robbery is because the bank more than likely covered those loses and/or are hiding them for now.



auntiesocial's picture

the only occupation that is more dangerous is being the drummer for Spinal Tap...

mc225's picture

or keyboardist for the grateful dead...

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Which was the "nail gun" guy, he should get an asterick, no?

zerozulu's picture

"This is the 36th Dead Banker of the year"

I hope there are hundreds more that we are not aware of.

SMG's picture

Sadly most of these people are just lackeys.  The real Banksters leaders are probably two or three steps away from all this nasty business.

will ling's picture
will ling (not verified) SMG Dec 7, 2014 5:22 PM

doesn't have to be that way.

Sudden Debt's picture

Or that gy in that barrel of acids!!

Oh wait... He didn't make the list...

Antifaschistische's picture

In getting destroyed in my Fantasy Death/Suicide Banker Team this year....not a single one of the guys I selected has made it onto the termination list!!

tarabel's picture


That just ups your odds for next year's league.

Flagit's picture

Pfff, you think thats bad? I got DESTROYED in my Fantasy Ebola league.

DavidC's picture

Asterick, no. Asterisk, yes.


Ironmaan's picture

That's one every 10 days. NEXT!?