The Fed Leak: Who is Brian J. Gross?
Posted by Larry Doyle on April 11, 2013 8:16 AM |
If so, I might caution you from opening e-mail solicitations you receive from individuals in Nigeria informing you that you are the beneficiary of millions of dollars from recently deposed warlords in that nation or other sub-Saharan locales.
I mean, come on. Major financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, The Carlyle Group and more are informed a full day in advance of what the Fed governors are thinking, and the American public is supposed to buy that as an accident?
If the individual at the center of this “accidental release” were a recent college graduate who should not have had exposure to the release in the first place but somehow sent it to his pals at major banks to show “Hey, look what I got”, then that might be explainable . . . but that is not the case here.
Who knew what, and when did he know it, and what did he do with it? Let’s navigate (and with props to ZeroHedge) review the career of Brian J. Gross, the individual implicated in this “accidental leak.”
Texas A&M University
BA, economics and history
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Staff Counsel; The Hon. Phil Gramm
* Staff Counsel – Senate (1991-1998)
* Director of Communications – Senate (1985-1991)
* Legislative Assistant – House of Representatives (1982-1985)
Deputy Staff Director
U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Director of External Communications
US Securities and Exchange Commission
Special Assistant to the Board
Federal Reserve Board
So, do you think this “accidental leak” was really an accident? Or perhaps the accident was the fact that somehow it was accidentally learned by those outside the circle of recipients.
Think that maybe, just maybe, Mr. Gross was trying to ingratiate himself with his clientele?
He signed off this particular email, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal:
“As always, please let us know if we may be of further assistance”
But of course . . . the “further assistance” is nothing more than the grease that keeps the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington so well oiled.
The rest of us should just continue to “bend over,” right?
Perhaps we may all fortuitously receive such accidental good fortune as receiving a Federal Reserve release a day in advance as we all “navigate accordingly.”
I have no business interest with any entity referenced in this commentary. The opinions expressed are my own. I am a proponent of real transparency within our markets so that investor confidence and investor protection can be achieved.