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13 financial professionals we lost this year


It's that time of the year when we look back at some of the things that happened over the last 12 months. Here's a note of some of the financial professionals, many of them relatively young, who died. Gone, but not forgotten.

EU loses AAA rating in S&P downgrade

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Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's incited the ire of European Union officials on Friday when it snatched away the region's top AAA rating, citing tensions between member states and a deterioration in their overall financial health.

UBS Chairman hints at earlier departure

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UBS chairman Axel Weber has hinted he may not stay at the Swiss bank as long as originally expected, in a newspaper interview linking his future with the lender's ability to meet stricter regulation as well as to restructure by end-2015.