SINGAPORE (Sept 10): A response from Iceberg Research to a tweet about Jeff Skilling (pictured, main image) this past week alerted me to the news that the former CEO of Enron Corp had just been released from prison and relocated to a halfway house for the remainder of his jail term. “Chairman position vacant at Noble Group. Fits your skills perfectly,” Iceberg said in its response to the tweet.

It wasn’t the first time that Iceberg had associated Noble with Enron. It began doing so in its earliest reports on the commodity trader back in 2015. For instance, in a report dated March 21 2015, Iceberg said Noble had fabricated the value of its assets, and specifically inflated financial figures that credit rating agencies closely monitor. “Noble, like Enron, intelligently spots the accounting loopholes… and exploits them with the help of a complacent auditor,” the report added.

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