Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke used the alias Edward Quince in emails sent during the financial crisis.
Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke used the alias Edward Quince in emails sent during the financial crisis. - 
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What's in a name? A lot, apparently, if you happen to be one of the most powerful men in money.

Back during the financial crisis, then-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke used an alias while planning the rescue of the global economy. Evidence in the AIG lawsuit introduced Thursday revealed Bernanke emailed with colleagues and others using the name "Edward Quince."

According to the Wall Street Journal, it's still unclear where Bernanke got his pseudonym, or why it was even used.

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