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Fabrice "Fab" Tourre Reeled In Clients With His Backhand

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What do we know about Fabrice Tourre, the only Goldman employee named-checked in Friday's suit against Goldman? Save for the fact that he refers to himself as "Fabulous Fab" in emails to friends, not much, though the Daily Mail did uncover this photo of Mr. Fantabulous, I don't know, jumping out of a plane? And a few more details on the man about to be placed a burlap sack and beaten with reeds by Lloyd Blankfein (if it hasn't happened already):

* Ecole Centrale Paris graduate

* Masters from Stanford

* Apparently tells people he's from a "very refined family"

* Earned £1.5million a year while working for GS in New York, where he lived in a £3,000-a-month apartment

* Moved to London in 2008, but before leaving pissed off his neighbors by throwing a loud party in the stylings colleague Richard Kimball

* Long-term GF

* Supposedly "admired by colleagues" for his "goofy sense of humour" ("Get zees one- we going to rape zee clients in zee ass!")

* A big hit with investors, who he "wooed" over tennis matches


That's Dr. Fab Tourre To You!

Goldman Sachs's former resident of fabulousness is going back to school. The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged in a 2010 complaint that Goldman Sachs and Fabrice Tourre, 33, who is on unpaid leave, defrauded investors in a collateralized debt obligation known as Abacus 2007-AC1. The regulator identified Tourre as a “resident of Kigali, Rwanda,” in court papers filed March 21 in Manhattan federal court. Tourre had been in the African nation’s capital working for a non-governmental organization before beginning his studies at the University of Chicago, according to a person familiar with his travels who declined to be identified because the matter isn’t public. “Tourre is a U.S. resident studying for a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago,” his lawyer, Pamela Rogers Chepiga, said in a statement March 21. Steve Koppes, a university spokesman, said Tourre has been enrolled in the program since September. [Bloomberg]