Daily Archives: January 14, 2009

John Gapper

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My FT column this week is on Citigroup: 

John Gapper

Michelle Leder points to the latest filing by Alvarez & Marsal, the US bankruptcy and restructuring firm that is sorting out the remains of Lehman Brothers. We knew Wall Street operated like this, but it is interesting to see precise details of Lehman’s stock of private jets and paintings before the fall.

Page 21 of the Powerpoint update lists the 12 corporate jets and one helicopter, with an estimated value of $164m, that are in the process of being sold. That includes one Gulfstream IV jet that was sold last month for $21m. I suppose that owning the jet that used to ferry Dick Fuld around the world has curiosity value.