Here’s a job listed on Bloomberg for Delta 1 Traders — the exact same position Jérôme Kerviel held at SG.
It was posted in Paris on January 15 — a week before the public disclosure. And, I just verified that this was really on Bloomberg — I had my my trader pull it off of his terminal. Its still there as of 3:30pm 1.25.08.
Was this an advert for a Soc-Gen position? Did they know about the mess earlier than they let on? Were they looking to replace Jérôme Kerviel 10 days ago?
Oh, and one last thing: those of you who may need a new trader, Jérôme Kerviel’s resume is here
Hat tip: Macroman