Top banker dies in avalanche


Sad to report.

Bloomberg News reports that Craig Schiffer, who held global leadership roles at Lehman Brothers, Nomura International and Dresdner Kleinwort during a 35-year career in finance, has died. He was 58.

He died on December 23rd after being caught in an avalanche while skiing in the French resort area of Val d’Isere, according to Edwin McGuinn, a former Lehman colleague. A resident of Summit, New Jersey, Schiffer had a vacation home outside Grenoble and was there on a ski vacation with some of his children, McGuinn said.

He was buried in snow for 15 minutes and died in route to a hospital in Grenoble, McGuinn said. Schiffer’s children and their ski guide survived.

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Craig Schiffer, Ex-Lehman Executive, Dies in Avalanche at 58

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