‘Fabulous Fab’ Tourre Hated Housing Market, ‘Loved to Party’

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So far, scant details have come out about Fabrice "Fabulous Fab" Tourre, the 31-year-old French bond trader at the center of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs, other than the fact that he was bearish about the housing market and occasionally sent excitable e-mails in Franglish to his friends, ill-advisedly over the company system. But he sounds kind of fun! Today's Daily Mail brings us a few more nuggets about Fab Fab's life in New York, where he lived until 2008 and executed the now-notorious deal with hedge-fund manager John Paulson. Apparently Fab, who "was known for his expensive tastes" lived in a £3000 ($3,600 $4,500) a month apartment in a "fashionable block of flats" and he "loved to party," although his neighbors did not appreciate his fun-loving nature.

‘He had one big blow-out party just before he moved out,’ the acquaintance said. ‘Some of the neighbours got very annoyed.’


So, basically our mental picture of Fab right now is that he is Pepé Le Pew. If anyone knows anything that can bring his fabulosity to life, please e-mail us at jpressler@nymag.com.

Revealed: British banker 'Fabulous Fab' - the high-flier at centre of huge Goldman ‘fraud’ [Daily Mail UK]