macquariedavidk.JPGSo! It seems that the Aussies at Macquarie were not as opened-minded as one would’ve hoped. David Kiely, the client investment manager who took a few ganders at Miranda Kerr yesterday while his floor was being filmed, has been “waiting at home” since the “incident” while his bosses, who “take matters such as the unacceptable use of technology extremely seriously,” deal with the matter internally.


But here’s rub: they’re obviously struggling with what to do with the guy because really, was this so bad? The images were not “porn,” as was originally assumed, but rather some tasteful shots of Ms. Kerr from her most recent GQ photoshoot. She’s topless, yeah but you can’t even see anything. No nips! Just a little underboob. And even if it was “porn,” would that be so bad? Bad enough that he should be fired? Macquarie could could flip out and make an example of Kiely or they could relax and think about this rationally. Because the whole thing was captured on film, they obviously have to make some sort of example of him But I don’t think termination is the answer.
How about he creates a presentation? Maybe Miranda is an outlet for him and taking breaks every so often to stare of topless shots of her is necessary for him to perform at the high level he does, amiright? Clearly this is DK’s job to figure out but he’s probably not in a very good place right now, and while it might seem like we’re working our asses off for a guy we don’t even know, look at it this way: if Macquarie buys this, it could be a precedent setting moment– semi-nudes, full-on nudes, closely shorn sheep at work are a-okay, so long they’re not affecting your productivity. So it’d be in your best interest to help the guy come up with something, and then down the road you can use it to explain why you’re on a website called LiveGoatsGoinAtIt.com. Or something.

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  1. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    LiveGoatsGoinAtIt.Com … don’t bother. I already checked it out. There’s nothing there … yet.

  2. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    oddly enough, LiveGoatsGoinAtIt.com redirects to msnbc.com

  3. Posted by CoveredLong | February 3, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    He was helping generate some buzz for GQ in anticipation of a public offering by Advance Publications.
    He’s trying to position himself as a knowledgeable PM in anticipation of his upcumming launch of a Sin Fund.
    He’s trying to position himself as Handbridge Capital CEO.

  4. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    @3 see! we’re making progress already.

  5. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Bess, can you be my boss?

  6. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Dreamin’ of Drury – needed some cleave.. opened my e-mail, boom – done.

  7. Posted by ExtraordinaryPopularDelusions | February 3, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    FREE WINONA

  8. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    this is about freedom.

  9. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Apologies for being off topic but this dude on closing bell has one hell of a lazy eye.

  10. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    29 is he topless

  11. Posted by american bandersnatch | February 3, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    There have been several studies showing high levels of male hormones correlate with positive trading results. Clearly this guy was trying to improve the performance he generates for his clients by stimulating his hormonal system. I applaud this guy’s dedication to improving his and his client’s results – the images are tasteful and he didn’t resort to testosterone injections.

  12. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    @9 And Maria’s frosting is looking so much better these days … did she change stylists? For a while she was looking very Jersey …

  13. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM
  14. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    @11 i beg to differ, female hormones lead to better trading results- ping

  15. Posted by Anal_yst | February 3, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    So prop firms can watch horse pron all day long (encouraged, at some), but “reputable” banks, many of which exist today only due to government intervention, restrict employees to pg bullsh*t?
    Clearly, there’s a correlation with employees ‘blowing off steam’ on risque material and relative financial performance.

  16. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    @11 i beg to differ, female hormones lead to better trading results- ping

  17. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    If AIGers are looking at porn, this means we can take back their bonuses?

  18. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    @11, @14 You are BOTH wrong, wrong, wrong! A proper mix of male and female hormones works best.
    Mr…..er…Ms….er…Mrs. Tong

  19. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    What would Muffie Do (WWMD)?

  20. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    @18 if you’re the real andrea, it would be ms. tong, or, mrs. jiang.

  21. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    What would Muffie Do (WWMD)?

  22. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    let’s see Yael’s rack!

  23. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    I watch porn all the time and there isn’t one boob or naked chick in there to get me in twuble…
    -Barney

  24. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Men who stare at GoatsGoingAtIt

  25. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    @21 nothing, as she’s a fictional character.

  26. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Seriously though, if they fire this guy, I’ll never do business with them again.

  27. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    @26 same! take a stand!

  28. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    What would Muffie Do (WWMD)?

  29. Posted by Anal_yst | February 3, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Look, its not like he was looking at goatse.cx or tubgirl or 2kneales1collie or anything, whats the big f*cking deal?

  30. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    @24 not bad.

  31. Posted by Investorcluzo | February 3, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    is this a paid leave? and exactly how is this “unacceptable use of technology?” I thought the internet was made for porn.
    -not david

  32. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    The internet was not made for porn. I know.
    -Tipper

  33. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    The viewing banker doesn’t need to be sacked, his boss does. Whomever runs that floor should know who all the wankers are and ask them to take 5 until the TV time is done.
    You never see anyone behind the Barclays guys when they’re on TV. Did you think that was just a coincidence?

  34. Posted by trojan | February 3, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    jessica gomes

  35. Posted by guest | February 3, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    I would tickle her ass with a feather

  36. Posted by guest | February 4, 2010 at 1:20 AM

    jessica gomes FTW

  37. Posted by guest | February 4, 2010 at 2:25 AM

    @33- I like the way you think

  38. Posted by DG | February 8, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    CNBC, playing in the background of most trading floors has been playing the advertisement for the SI swimsuit issue….which is actually more revealing than what the dude was looking at.

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