Cassius Polonius is listed in the chronicles of the observer, with no secure initial date of death. Strictly speaking, the observers know almost nothing about his background and his early life. In 1996, he was still alive.
Cassius Polonius lived in Hong Kong in 1997 and was CEO of Cassius Mutual Funds. He was a passionate player in the stock market, and so was his company's economic turmoil during the handover of Hong Kong to China without any problems.