A little too late, wouldn’t you say?
The public-to-private sector “revolving door” has crossed into the macabre twilight zone.
Moments ago an announcement by giant bond manager (technically, these days “merely above average height” bond manager, considering the collapse in the TRF’s AUM since Bill Gross’ departure over a year ago) revealed that public service cronyism is not only alive, but has never been better, when in a press release it reported that former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, ex-U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet will form the backbone of a “global advisory board” at Pimco.
Bernanke, Trichet and Brown, along with Ng Kok Song, former chief investment officer of Singapore’s GIC Pte, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, an ex-director of policy planning for the U.S. State Department, will provide Pimco their “collective view on global economic, political and strategic developments and their relevance for financial markets,” the Newport Beach, California-based firm said in…
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