New York - "In central banking stature terms the man's a midget," the CEO of First Moneylaundering Gnomes of Zurich Bank [USA] Inc said today as news of Mark Carney's appointment broke, "probably only got the Canadian job for keeping his mouth shut about, er, stuff during the Russian Financial Crisis of 1998!"
The appointment of the Bank of Canada governor to replace Sir Mervyn King as head of the Bank of England has dismayed Switzerland's top Manhattan-based banker who has openly ridiculed the appointment of Canadian-born ex-Goldman Sux banker Carney as the new head of the UK's central bank.
Chosen by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne from an impressive list of chief executives running the world's most important financial hubs such as New York and Hong Kong, something on Mark Carney's CV must have impressed in the selection process.
"Maybe he was the 'secret other man' when Osborne was spotted in 2008 on board Russian mobster Oleg Deripaska's floating gin palace in the Med," Our Man at Off-the-Wall-Street News said this afternoon, "along with thugs like Peter Mandelson and Nat Rothschild.
"The whole thing stinks to high heaven."
The appointment carries a $5 million per annum salary as well as a grace and favor apartment in London's Kensington Palace.
Bernie Madoff's still doing 150 years for a Ponzi scam.