Bear Stearns Exec Who Straddled World Of Wall Street And Magicianry Is No Longer

As you’ve probably heard by now, Alan “Ace” Greenberg, former Chairman and CEO of Bear Stearns, who was later named “vice chairman emeritus” of JP Morgan, died today at the age of 86. While he paid the bills with his finance gig, his true passion was magic. On this day, let us remember some favorite facts about Greenberg, vis-à-vis his time on the magic circuit.

Oh, and the time he told a reporter Jimmy Cayne, his former colleague, was (is?) “a lying f*ck.” Not really related to magic but, y’know, posterity and stuff.

Alan C. Greenberg Is Dead at 86; Led Bear Stearns Through Its Rise and Fall [NYT]

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20 Responses to “Bear Stearns Exec Who Straddled World Of Wall Street And Magicianry Is No Longer”

  1. Captain Oblivious says:

    Hell of a magic trick Ace. Better than the one where you made that investment bank disappear.

  2. Guest says:

    Condolences to his family. He was not your typical Ivy Leauge Wall Street CEO, came out of the University of Oklahoma with nothing and was a scrappy, slightly eccentric leader. He rode Bear all the way up and down…. and as much money he made on the way up, the way down crushed his spirit.

  3. Jimmy Cayne says:

    Im gonna puff on a blunt and tell some Ace stories tonight.

  4. Guest I Guess says:

    sarcasm aside (for once), cnbc and nyt basically did a takedown piece on the guy instead of an obit. fuck 'em.

  5. Guest says:

    RIP. A good guy who will be immediately vilified by people who have never heard of him.

  6. Obamakerry says:

    CIA is telling us they have uncovered youtube video evidence showing an Amazon Prime delivery of Beluga Caviar to Greenberg the months before his death.