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Fabulous Fab keeps his cool in face of grilling

Steve Dinneen
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Fabrice Tourre, the London-based banker at the centre of a $1bn (£650m) fraud investigation, appeared calm and collected as he faced the grilling of his life in front of the senate sub-committee.

He seemed unaffected by the barrage of abuse fired at him from a small army of hecklers intent on unsettling him.
The Frenchman was unruffled as senators raked through a series of embarrassing personal emails sent to his girlfriend, in which he labelled the collateralised debt obligations he helped to sell as “intellectual masturbation”.

He refused to be drawn on his feelings about Goldman’s decision to leak a number of his previously undisclosed emails to the press.