Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Why has Siggi Thorkelsson resigned from Nomura?

That's what everyone wants to know. Why is Siggi Thorkelsson, head of equities in Asia for the Japanese bank, leaving? Is it because Rachid Bouzouba has been promoted to global co-head of equities?

No, that is not the reason.

O Master, Siggi can really burn, you know. With screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo. Like some cat from Japan. Or something.

Yes, my child. That is the reason he is leaving. He thinks he has become the special man. Too good for Nomura. Too good for any kind of banking. He's taken it all too far, but, boy, can he glide on the plane.

O Master, he has been making love with his ego. It's only a matter of time before Siggi sucks up into his mind like a leper messiah.

Yes, that is a real danger. And he will no doubt start jiving us that we are voodoo.

Oh, he wouldn't do that!

Let's wait and see.