If those in charge are still confused why the general population is not very "appreciative" of the banker social substratum, the following example should provide some color. Following the ever greater public bailout fund black hole that Spain's Bankia has become (first of many zombies), we now learn that one of its financial directors, Aurelio Izquierdo, will be entitled to €14 million in pension and termination benefits. Supposedly in compensation for running the bank straight into the ground after just one year of operation, and lying fabulously about its financial performance, in the process suckering in thousands into investing their hard earned cash so that oligarchs such as Aurelio can promptly retire to a non-extradition locale. And this, dear powers that be, is why the general public continues to scratch its head at how it is remotely possible that incompetent crony capitalists get paid tens of millions for blowing up their firms, while everyone else is stuck footing the soon to be soaring inflation bill (because print they must, and print they will).
More from Delta World:
Bancaja and general Bank of Valencia, Aurelio Izquierdo, former financial director is entitled to a pension for cessation of 13.8 million euros, according to the annual report of bank financial and savings (BFA), matrix of Bankia, corresponding to 2011.
In accordance with the information contained in the report submitted to the National Commission of the market of values (CNMV) and Tuesday indicated in various media, Izquierdo would receive this payment in respect of the insurance policy contracted to his retirement, death and disability, which joins a savings insurance by early retirement.
“Box of the savings bank of Valencia, Alicante, Castellon, Bancaja, has made the following commitments with a person during the year 2011 was part of the high Directorate of the Bank and causing the same low 13 October 2011: 7.633 thousands of euros in a policy of defined contribution covering the contingency of retirement, death and disability”", and 6,285 thousands of euros in insurance of individual savings contribution defined to cover the option of that, under certain circumstances, the person taking by early retirement”, explains BFA in its report.
The compensation to which he was entitled was already known, but it is the first time that it appears fixed in a public document.
According to the newspaper ‘Expansion’, the now Chief Financial Officer of Bancaja, Aurelio Izquierdo, published in March has an armor that could charge about 14 million euros if he ceases the entity between compensation and pension, which has not gone through the governing bodies of the entity or it has been reflected in the report of the Council.
So... with one hand taxpayers (either those of Spain, or of Germany, assuming Spain "bails out" Bankia with more debt, which is then pledged at the ECB as worthless repo further diluting the value of the joint currency, and whose unwind costs are now solely footed by Germany) are paying billions to preserve the illusions that Spain's zombies are in check, while on the other they fund the expatriation costs of the bank's former directors before all those who have lost everything - investment and deposits - come knocking on Aurelio's door? Fear not: according to El Pais:
According to sources of the Finance and Savings Bank (BFA), that money will not come out of the accounts of the entity, but from Bancaja, and therefore "not a single euro" of the 23,500 million of public money will go to pay such compensation.
Oh, ok, so this is money of the non-fungible variety. Something like the JPM deposit cash not being used to fund JPM's prop trading operations.
Got it. That makes everything so much better.