A rash of banker deaths and a missing reporter – with ties to Wall Street investigations



In a span of four days last week, two current executives and one recently retired top ranking executive of major financial firms were found dead. Both media and police have been quick to label the deaths as likely suicides. Missing from the reports is the salient fact that all three of the financial firms the executives worked for are under investigation for potentially serious financial fraud.

The deaths began on Sunday, January 26. London police reported that William Broeksmit, a top executive at Deutsche Bank who had retired in 2013, had been found hanged in his home in the South Kensington section of London. The day after Broeksmit was pronounced dead, Eric Ben-Artzi, a former risk analyst turned whistleblower at Deutsche Bank, was scheduled to speak at Auburn University in Alabama on his allegations that Deutsche had hid $12 billion in losses during the financial crisis with the knowledge of senior executives. Two other whistleblowers have brought similar charges against Deutsche Bank.

Deutsche Bank is also under investigation by global regulators for potentially rigging the foreign exchange markets – an action similar to the charges it settled in 2013 over its traders’ involvement in the rigging of the interest rate benchmark, Libor.

Just two days after Broeksmit’s death, on Tuesday, January 28, a 39-year old American, Gabriel Magee, a Vice President at JPMorgan in London, plunged to his death from the roof of the 33-story European headquarters of JPMorgan in Canary Wharf. According to Magee’s LinkedIn profile, he was involved in “Technical architecture oversight for planning, development, and operation of systems for fixed income securities and interest rate derivatives.”

Magee’s parents, Bill and Nell Magee, are not buying the official story according to press reports and are planning to travel from the United States to London to get at the truth. One of their key issues, which should also trouble the police, is how an employee obtains access to the rooftop of one of the mostly highly secure buildings in London.

Nell Magee was quoted in the London Evening Standard saying her son was “a happy person who was happy with his life.” His friends are equally mystified, stating he was in a happy, long-term relationship with a girlfriend.

JPMorgan is under the same global investigation for potential involvement in rigging foreign exchange rates as is Deutsche Bank. The firm is also said to be under an investigation by the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for its involvement in potential misconduct in physical commodities markets in the U.S. and London.

One day after Magee’s death, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 50-year old Michael (Mike) Dueker, the Chief Economist at Russell Investments, is said to have died from a 50-foot fall from a highway ramp down an embankment in Washington state. Again, suicide is being presented by media as the likely cause. (Do people holding Ph.D.s really attempt suicide by jumping 50 feet?)

According to Dueker’s official bio, prior to joining Russell Investments, he was an assistant vice president and research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 1991 to 2008. His duties there included serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He also was editor of Monetary Trends, a monthly publication of the St. Louis Fed.

Bloomberg News quotes William Poole, former President of the St. Louis Fed from 1998 to 2008, saying “Everyone respected his professional skills and good sense.”

According to a report in the New York Times in November of last year, Russell Investments was one of a number of firms that received subpoenas from New York State regulators who are probing the potential for pay-to-play schemes involving pension funds based in New York. No allegations of wrongdoing have been made against Russell Investments in the matter.

The case of David Bird, the oil markets reporter who had worked at the Wall Street Journal for 20 years and vanished without a trace on the afternoon of January 11, has this in common with the other three tragedies: his work involves a commodities market – oil – which is under investigation by the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for possible manipulation. The FBI is involved in the Bird investigation.

Bird left his Long Hill, New Jersey home on that Saturday, telling his wife he was going for a walk. An intentional disappearance is incompatible with the fact that he left the house wearing a bright red jacket and without his life-sustaining medicine he was required to take daily as a result of a liver transplant. Despite a continuous search since his disappearance by hundreds of volunteers, local law enforcement and the FBI, Bird has not been located.

When a series of tragic events involving one industry occur within an 18-day timeframe, the statistical probability of these events being random is remote. According to a number of media reports, JPMorgan is conducting an internal investigation of the death of Gabriel Magee. Given that JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Russell Investments are subjects themselves of investigations, a more serious, independent look at these deaths is called for.


The apparent suicide death of the chief economist of a US investment house brings the number of financial workers who have died allegedly by their own hand to four in the last week.

Dueker’s apparent suicide was the fourth among financial experts in a week.

A 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, William Broeksmit, was found dead on January 26 in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London.

The next day, January 27, Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, 51, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok. Police said he could have committed suicide. Mr. Slym was staying on a 22th floor with his wife, and was attending a board meeting in the Thai capital.

Another tragic incident occurred on January 28, when a 39-year-old Gabriel Magee, a JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of its European headquarters in London.


thanks to rev17 for the link..

i started to see these deaths over the last 2 weeks and im not sure what attracted me to them but something seemed to stink..it looks like my sense of smell was on the money..read the article…a rash of suicides in the banking game is usually a sign that some S is HTF..and i dont trust levin..

“When a series of tragic events involving one industry occur within an 18-day timeframe, the statistical probability of these events being random is remote.”

what is being uncovered by the investigation? futures/derivative manipulation of some sort i would expect..


~ by seeker401 on February 5, 2014.

69 Responses to “A rash of banker deaths and a missing reporter – with ties to Wall Street investigations”

  1. Reblogged this on Spartan of Truth.

  2. A tinge of conscience from our usurious friends?

    Very interesting story. Feels like a movie plot.

  3. Reblogged this on Giftoftruth United.

  4. Are any of these deaths/suicides/disappearances related to the recent chatroom revelations about the criminality of the Bank of England and the fixing of currency transactions?

  5. allegedly 20 dead now!

  6. Second JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death: Said To Be 33 Year Old Hong Kong FX Trader


  7. http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=43338
    “New York: Investment Banker Found Dead on Sidewalk Outside East Side Apartment Building”
    Another former JPM (next to Paragon Capital then to Levy Capital where he worked lastly); brother still JPM, father Condé Nast; brother or father (not sure which, both named John) had emails used in senate finance committee testimony re- London Whale

  8. 2 more dead bankers (including family of one of them) and a cia official:
    Still no name after sevl days on the spook

  9. Not exactly the same topic, but maybe somehow related?
    “China reports ‘unnatural deaths’ of 54 officials
    At least 54 Chinese officials have died from “unnatural deaths” between Jan. 1, 2013, and April 10, 2014, of which 23, or 42.6%, committed suicide, followed by deaths due to overdrinking, reports China Youth Daily, the official paper of the Communist Youth League of China.
    On April 7, police in Chongqing in southwest China confirmed that Zhou Yu, head of the Yuzhong district’s Economic Crimes Investigation Team, committed suicide in a hotel on April 4. Yu was once hailed as a hero for his contribution in cracking down on gangster activities in Chongqing, the paper said….”

    It just gets weirder

  10. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-20/bnp-banker-his-wife-and-nephew-murdered-belgium
    & the hits keep coming

  11. Most info sourced from these lists;
    http://gizadeathstar.com/2011/12/dead-bankers-a-list/ http://www.screamthenews.com/2014/04/the-list-of-dead-bankers.html
    Also included are some from my own lists, it is possible I have failed to source some of them, regrets; sorry for inconsistencies in format; please feel free to add/ correct.


    →Erzhan Tatishev, ?yrs, Head of Kazakhstan’s largest bank, TuranAlemBank, December 19, 2004 http://kazworld.info/?p=9486 This was a significant hit, article worth a read

    →Alexander Slesarev, ?yrs , shadow owner and chair of 2 banks, Sodbusinessbank and Creditrust, that were deliberately bankrupted, after being used to launder money, including that from Tagiryanovskaya cartel ransoms & murder for hire (Viktor Faber) (gunned down on road) October 16, 2005
    + wife, 1 daughter, niece, nun; another daughter shot but survived, also possibly a clergyman shot, reports are inconsistent
    [one might note that although the 2 banks went bankrupt in 2004, there were still charges being brought in relation to this as recently as 2012, possibly even more recently, with some familiar names too: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aiy2oswzQs5U http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20120419/262861780.html ]

    →Shahen Hovasapian, ? yrs, Head of a State Taxation Service division tasked with combating tax fraud, also owner of one of Armenia’s two largest gas companies, Goshgaz. (car blown up) September 6, 2006. “top official in charge of detecting and investigating tax evasion”; “Hovasapian was found in a critical condition after his government-owned car exploded meters from his apartment building. An explosive device planted under the passenger seat in which Hovasapian was seated led police to believe that he had been specifically targeted.” http://www.today.az/view.php?id=29818, http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1071992.html

    →Andrei Kozlov, 41, Central Bank Deputy Chairman, (anti-money launderer, shot dead; 2 bankers and 1 other found guilty of planning his murder, 4 others of carrying out the shooting; last one sentenced in 2010) September 14, 2006

    →Alexander Plokhin, ? yrs, VTB-24 branch manager, (shot dead at his home in Moscow). October 2006 http://www.sptimesrussia.com/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=24109

    →Seth Tobias, ? yrs, CNBC commentator, Circle T Partners hedge fund manager (drowns in pool) September 5, 2007 http://nymag.com/news/features/43914/

    →Paul Gillmor, 68 yrs, Ohio congressman, “Paul Gillmore represented the 5th District in Ohio and was also “the senior Republican member of the financial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee,” per MarketWatch.com.
    He had been an Ohio State Senator for more than twenty years, and became president of the state Senate during his tenure, as reported by WTOL…”… (died blunt head and neck trauma consistent with a fall down the stairs at home, ruled accidental) September 5, 2007 http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/224339, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gillmor

    →Edward Mattar, 68 yrs, former BestBank owner, (jumped 27 stories, facing 14 yrs in jail & forfeiture of millions from fraud) “The banker’s 2 p.m. hearing in U.S. District Court in Denver was canceled, and prosecutors eventually will dismiss the charges.”
    November 3, 2007 http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=1562

    →Oleg Zhukovsky, state run bank VTB managing director, also a hedge fund manager(?); (tied up, plastic bag over head, drowned in pool) ~December 11, 2007 http://www.sptimesrussia.com/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=24109

    →Michael Klein, ? yrs, Managing Director of Commercial and Industrial Unit at CIT Group Inc., Co-President of Corporate & Investment Banking and Head of Global Transaction Services business, CIB of Citigroup Inc., Adviser at IHS Inc., Chief Executive Officer Global Banking Corporate and Investment Banking of Citigroup Inc., &c (plane crash in Panama) December 23, 2007
    + daughter Talia 13 yrs, & pilot Edwin Lasso 23; 1 survivor 12 year old student (friend/ classmate of daughter)
    !!! http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2012/02/07/one-banker-stood-on-both-sides-of-glencore-xstrata/

    →??? Peter Wuffli, ? yrs, Partners Group, former President of the Group Executive Board of UBS AG & Group Chief Executive Officer; previously, Chairman and CEO of UBS Asset Management; before that, UBS AG Group Chief Financial Officer, (“father Heinz R. Wuffli was General Director of Credit Suisse from 1967 to 1977, when he resigned due to his involvement in the Chiasso affair”)
    http://www.4-traders.com/PARTNERS-GROUP-HOLDING-175123/news/The-board-of-directors-proposes-the-election-of-Peter-Wuffli-as-chairman-of-the-board-and-provides-g-18065206/ He was still alive as of March 7, 2014 & list originated before that; I believe there may be a misidentification as dead resulting from this article http://www.euromoney.com/Article/1392285/Abigail-Hofman-Murder.html regarding his ouster from UBS, which was described as an “assassination”

    →Steven Sueppel, ? yrs, former vice president for Hills Bank & Trust, was awaiting trial on federal embezzlement and money-laundering charges at the time of the killings (car crash) March 27, 2008 http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=2277
    + wife, 4 children ages 3 to 10 he is believed to have beaten them all to death with 2 different baseball bats

    →Kirk Wright, 37 yrs, Harvard-trained Atlanta-based hedge fund manager was convicted of 47 counts of mail and securities fraud and money laundering, part of a sham in which he bilked more than $150 million from thousands of clients – including several NFL players – to fund a lavish lifestyle (hung in jail) May 25, 2008 http://passtheword.wordpress.com/2008/05/28/kirk-wright-took-the-cowards-out/

    →Alex Widmer, 52 yrs, CEO Julius Baer Group, one of the world’s largest providers of private banking services; former head of private banking at Credit Suisse. Autopsy report never released.
    December 3, 2008 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1092246/CEO-Swiss-bank-dies-suddenly-sparking-rumours-suicide.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Widmer

    →Adolph Merckle, 74 yrs, German billionaire, VEM Holdings, Heidelberg Cement, Phoenix Pharmahandel, &c (threw himself in front of a train) January 5, 2009 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Merckle

    →Sergei Magnitsky, 37 yrs, Russian tax lawyer, accountant and auditor for Firestone Duncan “alleged there had been a large-scale theft from the Russian state sanctioned and carried out by Russian officials. He was arrested and eventually died in prison seven days before the expiration of the one-year term during which he could be legally held without trial” (ostensibly he died of pancreatitis) November 16, 2009 Bizarrely, he was put on trial for tax evasion after his death (and convicted in July 2013).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Magnitsky, http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/11/201120083/death-and-tax-evasion-the-strange-case-of-sergei-magnitsky

    →Jeffrey Buckalew, 45, and Rakesh Chawla, 36, both managing directors of New York investment banking firm Greenhill & Co.(plane that crash on Interstate 287) December 20, 2011
    + Buckalew’s wife, Corinne, and two children, Jackson and Meriwether

    →Kirk Stephenson, chief operating officer of private equity firm Olivant Advisers (stepped in front of 100mph train at Taplow railway station, Berkshire) September 26, 2008

    →Rene-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet, French aristocrat, prominent investor, co-founder of Access International, “a company that raised funds on European markets to invest with Madoff”; “plowed over a billion dollars he managed into Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme” (wrists slashed sitting at office desk, sleeping pills present) December 22, 2008 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/23/thierry-de-la-villehuchet_n_153147.html

    →William Parente, 59 yrs, wealthy NY tax attorney, defrauded investors (cut himself with knife, no specifics given) April 20, 2009 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Parente
    http://nypost.com/2009/04/23/investors-we-lost-millions-to-li-man-who-killed-family/ +wife, 2 daughters (he is their presumed killer, said to have bludgeoned and asphyxiated them one by one as they came home to hotel in which they were staying)

    →David Kellerman, 41 yrs, acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac since September 2008, previously senior vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer, “One day before his death, the Freddie Mac human resources chief met with Kellermann and refused his resignation, asking him to take only a few days off instead. His duties were assigned to Denny Fox, the acting Principal Accounting Officer, and Rob Mailloux, the acting Corporate Controller. He was found dead the next day on April 22, 2009, from hanging in the basement of his home in Vienna, Virginia. Kellermann’s wife reported his death as a suicide, and officers at the scene said there were no signs of foul play. He was survived by his wife and six-year-old daughter.“

    →Anjool Malde, 25 yrs old, died on birthday (jumped 80 foot from Coq d’Argent restaurant near the Bank of England) “two days before the tragedy, he had been told to ‘leave his desk’ at Deutsche Bank, where he had worked for the past four years – the first setback he had ever suffered.
    Although he had been neither sacked nor suspended, he was said to be at the centre of an inquiry relating to an IT issue thought to be linked to the use of his work computer.
    It was also claimed that the bank barred access to his Bloomberg account which would have left him unable to monitor the markets as he worked on hedge funds…” July 2009

    →Richard Egan, 73 yrs, co-founder EMC corporation, he was highly connected to Israel, (was dying of stage IV lung cancer when he committed suicide) August 28, 2009

    →Finn Casperson, 67 yrs, chairman and chief executive of Beneficial Corporation; after its acquisition by Household International in 1998, Caspersen ran Knickerbocker Management, a private financial firm overseeing the assets of trusts and foundations, linked to “financial problems and accusations of alleged large-scale tax evasion that were discovered in the course of federal investigations into offshore tax shelters managed by financial firms UBS and LGT Bank, and used by wealthy American clients.” (gunshot wound to head) September 7, 2009 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finn_M._W._Caspersen

    →Danny Pang, Newport Beach financier, ran the Private Equity Management Group, Inc. and Private Equity Management, LLC (PEMGroup), arrested for running a ponzi scheme and confined to house (drug overdose) September 12, 2009

    →Chris Kelly, Blagojevich fundraiser (drug overdose a few days before start of minimum 8 year prison sentence) “On Tuesday in a separate case, Kelly pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud “in a kickback scheme to bring in $8.5 million in business at O’Hare International Airport to his roofing company,” the Chicago Tribune reported on its Web site Sunday.” September 12, 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/11/chris-kelly-former-blagoj_n_166150.html
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/13/blagojevich.fundraiser.dead/, http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?id=7759395

    →James MacDonald, 56 yrs, president and chief executive of Rockefeller & Company, a wealth management firm, “also a member of the board of NYSE-Euronext and was chairman of its audit committee. He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and served on the board of the CIT Group, a commercial lender to small and medium-size businesses. The CIT Group has teetered on the verge of collapse despite receiving federal bailout money. Mr. McDonald stepped down along with two other directors in May.” (single gunshot) September 15, 2009

    →James Vellanti, JNF Asset Management LLC (fell to his death from an escalator at the Pier Shops at Caesars ) September 28, 2009 http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=11303

    →Lech Kaczynski, president of Poland, April 10, 2010
    http://www.hangthebankers.com/assassination-of-96-members-of-polish-government-caught-on-video/, http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2014/03/lech-kaczynski “The Russians had plenty of reasons to dislike (now deceased) President Lech Kaczynski. And he was no European favorite either. He had refused to adopt the euro; as a result, the Polish economy stood up rather well in 2008 and beyond when much of the rest of Europe began to suffer from the sovereign debt crisis.
    Since then, things have continued to do well. In fact, according to Bloomberg, Poland’s economy grew 3.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012. Bloomberg adds, “The Eastern European nation of 38 million has witnessed something close to an economic miracle …”
    +95 members of Polish government

    →Boris Berezovsky, 67 yrs, billionaire oligarch, originally a Putin ally, later opponent, fled Russia to London to avoid prosecution, convicted in absentia, (suicide by hanging) March 23, 2013 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Berezovsky_%28businessman%29, http://rumafia.com/person.php?id=42

    →Lech Kaczynski, president of Poland, April 10, 2010
    http://www.hangthebankers.com/assassination-of-96-members-of-polish-government-caught-on-video/, http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2014/03/lech-kaczynski “The Russians had plenty of reasons to dislike (now deceased) President Lech Kaczynski. And he was no European favorite either. He had refused to adopt the euro; as a result, the Polish economy stood up rather well in 2008 and beyond when much of the rest of Europe began to suffer from the sovereign debt crisis.
    Since then, things have continued to do well. In fact, according to Bloomberg, Poland’s economy grew 3.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012. Bloomberg adds, “The Eastern European nation of 38 million has witnessed something close to an economic miracle …”
    +95 members of Polish government

    →Pierre Wauthier, 53, CFO of Zurich Insurance Group, August 26, 2013

    →Jason Alan Salais, 34 year old IT Specialist at JPMorgan since 2008 December 15, 2013 (purported heart attack) http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/02/another-sudden-death-of-jpmorgan-worker-34-year-old-jason-alan-salais/

    →David Bird, 55, long-time reporter for the Wall Street Journal working at the Dow Jones news room January 11. 2014 (missing, presumed dead) http://www.dailypaul.com/313284/are-9-dead-bankers-a-sign-of-pending-economic-collapse

    →Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG (circumstances unknown) January 18 to January 26, 2014 http://obamasdeadbankers.com/swiss-insurers-and-jpmorgan-have-more-than-suicides-in-common/

    →William Broeksmit, 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank January 26. 2014
    (hanging at home) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-28/william-broeksmit-former-deutsche-bank-risk-manager-dies-at-58.html

    → Karl Slym, 51, Managing director of Tata Motors January 27. 2014 (fell from 22nd floor of hotel) http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/61200, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Slym

    →Gabriel Magee, 39, age JP Morgan employee January 28. 2014 (falls to death at JPM hq) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547275/BREAKING-NEWS-Man-30s-dies-plunge-JP-Morgan-headquarters-Canary-Wharf.html

    →Mike Dueker, 50, who had worked for Russell Investments January 29, 2014 (jumped from an embankment) http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2014/01/30/russell-chief-ecomonist-mike-dueker.html

    →Ryan Henry Crane, age 37, Executive Director in JPMorgan’s Global Equities Group February 3, 2014 (toxicology pending)

    →Richard Talley, 57, was the founder and CEO of American Title (real estate titles) February 6, 2014 (multiple strikes with nail gun)

    → (Dennis) Li Junjie, 33, Hong Kong JP Morgan February 18, 2014 (jumped from JPM in hong Kong) http://familysurvivalprotocol.com/2014/02/25/dennis-li-junjie-jumped-from-the-jp-morgan-building-in-hong-kong-this-week-becoming-the-8th-banker-to-die-mysteriously-this-month-updated/

    →James Stuart Jr. 70, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz February 19, 2014

    →Autumn Radtke, 28, CEO of First Meta, a Singapore-based virtual currency trading platform February 26, 2014

    → Peter Njuguna Mukuria, 42 deputy retail director at Family Bank’s headquarters March 1, 2014 http://www.kenyastar.com/index.php/sid/220254149/scat/a262965e0c331d64

    →Eddie Reilly, 47, investment banker, (Midtown’s) Vertical Group, New York March 11, 2014 (steps in front of train)

    →Kenneth Ballando, 28, investment banker, Levy Capital, New York, previously JPMorgan and Paragon Capital Partners (jumped to death from 6th story residence) March 12, 2014 father cited in London Whale, brother also JPM http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2583385/Banker-28-kills-TWELFTH-finance-suicide-year.html

    →Joseph A. Giampapa, 55, corporate bankruptcy lawyer, JP Morgan Chase March 29, 2014 (struck by minivan while riding bike)

    →Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, ABN Amro “former executive of the bank that helped trigger the Royal Bank of Scotland’s collapse… came under fire for taking a large pay-off after the nationalisation of his troubled bank ABN Amro…” “A police spokeswoman said an investigation was underway but that all early clues pointed to a family drama having taken place. There was no indication that Schmittmann’s business dealings had played any role in the tragedy.”
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2598708/Former-boss-bank-helped-trigger-collapse-RBS-dead.html#ixzz2zePUUJnQ April 5, 2014
    + wife and younger daughter

    →Juergen Frick, 48, CEO Bank Frick & Co AG, Liechtenstein. April 7, 2014
    (shot to death in parking garage hit) “A Liechtenstein banker was shot dead after a feud involving an investment fund, and police said they believe the alleged killer [Juergen Hermann] later committed suicide.”

    →Jim Flaherty, 64, Former Canadian finance minister. “cause of death was not immediately available, but it’s believed that Flaherty suffered a heart attack”. April 10, 2014 http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/former-finance-minister-jim-flaherty-dead-at-64-1.1770150

    →Benoît Philippens, 37, director of BNP Paribas Fortis in the village Ans, one of the two largest branches in the province of Liège, Belgium, wife also had been an employee April 19, 2014
    + 37 yr old wife Carole Haid and 9 yr old nephew Esteban
    http://plazilla.com/page/4295131264/dead-banker-nr-17-is-belgian, http://accesshr.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/a-bnp-paribas-banker-his-wife-and-his-nephew-were-fatally-shot-outside-their-home/

    • damn!

      quite a resource you have provided here nom..many thanks..

      →Eddie Reilly, 47, investment banker, (Midtown’s) Vertical Group, New York March 11, 2014 (steps in front of train) << as you do..

      →Richard Talley, 57, was the founder and CEO of American Title (real estate titles) February 6, 2014 (multiple strikes with nail gun) << still my fave..

    • A few more:

      →Takashi Uehara, ? yrs, corporate planning head LTCB Japan (hanging) May 1999
      →Kazunori Fukuda, ? yrs, Osaka branch manager LTCB Japan (unspecified suicide) May 1999
      “In 1988, LTCB acquired Greenwich Capital Markets, a Connecticut-based securities firm, thus giving LTCB a US-based securities business as well. By the early 1990s, it was the largest handler of yen-denominated foreign debt (samurai bonds).
      The Asian financial crisis of 1997, which bankrupted several major Japanese financial services companies (most notably Hokkaido Takushoku Bank), exacerbated the situation. The Diet injected an additional ¥176 billion into LTCB in March 1998, but a study commissioned later that year showed that at least ¥920 billion was needed to handle the bad debts. SBC (now part of UBS AG) began a joint venture with LTCB during this period, which collapsed once the poor financial state of LTCB became apparent….
      Prosecutors opened criminal investigations of several LTCB executives, owing to illegal payments of dividends in 1998 while the company was insolvent. Corporate planning head Takashi Uehara committed suicide in May 1999 shortly after his indictment was leaked to the public; Osaka branch manager Kazunori Fukuda followed suit days later. The company president Katsunobu Onogi and two others were arrested in June 1999: on appeal, Onogi was sentenced to three years in prison and four years’ probation. The other two executives were sentenced to two years in prison and three years’ probation. The executives were also sued for damages, but an initial judgment in the creditors’ favor was overturned on appeal.
      LTCB was purchased for ¥1 billion (US$9.5 million) in March 2000 by an investment partnership, New LTCB Partners CV, consisting of a consortium of foreign banks led by Ripplewood Holdings, which had bid against The Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Co. for the acquisition of LTCB. The company was renamed Shinsei Bank in June 2000. Although LTCB was delisted from the TSE upon its purchase, Shinsei, which was relieved of the bad debts of its predecessor, had a successful initial public offering at 2004 and remains in operation today as a commercial bank.”

      →Tadayo Honma, 60 yrs, president of Nippon Credit Bank (hanged himself from a curtain rod in a hotel while on a business trip to western Japan) ~September 22, 2000
      “…Mr. Honma had spent much of the last year helping Softbank, Japan’s largest Internet investment company, and its partners, the Orix Corporation and Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance, negotiate a deal to buy Nippon Credit from the Japanese government, which had nationalized the bank in 1998.
      The deal was completed on Sept. 1, after it had nearly collapsed when a number of big companies were asking their banks to forgive loans.
      As part of the deal, the government pledged to make good on any Nippon Credit loan that lost more than 20 percent of its value at the time of the sale, meaning that responsibility for loan forgiveness could be shifted to the government. Such a provision raised the prospect that public money would be used to bail out private companies.
      That was politically unpalatable, and senior politicians pressed bank regulators to renegotiate that provision, leading to a one-month delay in completing the sale.
      Ultimately, the politicians realized that they could not both alter the terms of the sale and maintain credibility, and they grudgingly allowed it to go through on Sept. 1, having rebuked banking regulators during Parliament debate in August for agreeing to such a provision.”

      →Shoichi Nakagawa, 56 yrs, Former Finance Minister Japan (body was found face down on the bed by his wife, with no external injuries; autopsy was planned; have not found report released) “stepped down as finance minister and financial services minister in February after appearing to be drunk at a press conference of a Group of Seven financial leaders meeting in Rome. Nakagawa, a close ally of then-prime minister Taro Aso, was incoherent and slurred his speech at the conference. Nakagawa said he had sipped some wine with lunch before the press conference but blamed jet lag and cold medicine for his drowsiness, the AFP reported. The debacle dealt a blow to Aso, who resigned last month after his conservative party suffered a massive defeat against Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s Democratic Party of Japan in general elections in August, according to the AFP….” October 4, 2009

      →Michael Marin, 53 yrs, former Wall Street trader (took cyanide in courtroom after being found guilty of arson regarding his 10,00sq foot residence) ~June 29, 2012
      “After he was found guilty of arson in June, Marin put his head in his hands and appeared to put something in his mouth. He then drank from a sports bottle.
      Marin was not in custody during his trial.
      Defendants who aren’t in custody and other people entering courthouses aren’t strip-searched, so it’s possible to hide something like pills in a pocket or elsewhere on their person, said Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose officers are responsible for custody of prisoners and providing security in courtrooms…”

      →Tadahiro Matsushita , 73 yrs, Minister of State for Financial Services, Japan (hanged at home) September 10, 2012 “Japanese Financial Services Minister Tadahiro Matsushita, who since taking the post in June led a crackdown on insider trading that triggered resignations of the top two executives at Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604), has died. He was 73.”
      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-10/japan-financial-services-minister-matsushita-dies-at-73.html; https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/japan-banking-minister-found-dead-suicide-suspected/

      →Lydia ?, 52, France’s Bred-Banque-Populaire (questioned her superiors before jumping out the window) April 22, 2014

    • that is the link below that I posted ↓ :p

  12. http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/04/suspicious-deaths-of-bankers-are-now-classified-as-%E2%80%9Ctrade-secrets%E2%80%9D-by-federal-regulator/
    “…four of the Wall Street mega banks likely hold over $680 billion face amount of life insurance on their workers, payable to the banks, not the families. We ask their Federal regulator for the details of this life insurance under a Freedom of Information Act request and we’re told the information constitutes “trade secrets.”
    …There is one other major obstacle to brushing away these deaths as random occurrences – they are not happening at JPMorgan’s closest peer bank – Citigroup.”
    more at link

  13. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/body-missing-hoboken-jogger-found-hudson-river-family-article-1.1774529
    “U.S Body of missing New Jersey jogger, banker found in Hudson River: family The family of Andrew Jarzyk of Hoboken has confirmed that a body found in the Hudson River on Monday is that of the 27-year-old who had been missing since the early hours of April 1…”

    →Andrew Jarzyk, 27 yrs, PNC Bank (unknown as of yet, found in Hoboken River near where went missing while joggging) April1, 2014
    “Andrew Jarzyk went missing after going for a late-night run just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, following an evening of drinks with friends at the West Five Supper Club. Surveillance video captured images of 27-year-old Jarzyk running along Sinatra Drive, between Third and Fourth streets. It was the last time he was seen…Jarzyk works in finance for PNC Bank and was training for the New Jersey Half Marathon. His girlfriend, Emily Karaniewsky, told News 12 New Jersey that they had been making plans for a skydiving trip.”

  14. This is how it ought to be done everywhere, though they still need to catch the interpol guy.

    “Iran has executed the number-one convict in the biggest embezzlement case in the country’s banking history.
    According to Tehran’s Public Prosecutor’s Office, Mahafarid Amir-Khosravi was hanged at Evin detention center Saturday dawn.
    Khosravi was convicted of disrupting the country’s economy through embezzlement, money laundering, and bribery. He had denied many of the charges.
    In July 2012, a Tehran court handed down a death sentence to Amir-Khosravi and three others, including Behdad Behzadi, his legal advisor, Iraj Shoja, his financial solicitor and Saeed Kiani Rezazadeh, the head of the Ahvaz branch of Saderat Bank. The first court session in the case was held on February 18.
    Former CEO of Iran’s Melli Bank Mohammad Reza Khavari, who is one of the main suspects in the case, is on the run and wanted by the Interpol.
    The president of Melli Bank’s branch in Kish received a sentence of life imprisonment and Khodamorad Ahmadi, a former official involved in the embezzlement case, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    Other defendants were handed down sentences varying from flogging to paying cash fines and being barred from public office.
    The defendants stood trial for misappropriating a total of USD 2.6 billion of funds by using forged documents to obtain credit from banks to purchase state-owned companies.
    According to the indictment, the owners of Aria Investment Development Company, which is at the center of the controversy, had bribed bank managers to get loans and letters of credit. The company has more than 35 offshoots active in diverse business activities.”

  15. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-26/head-fourth-largest-albanian-bank-assassinated-broad-daylight
    “Head Of Fourth Largest Albanian Bank Assassinated In Broad Daylight
    …overnight the head of the fourth largest bank in Albania, Credins, was murdered, shot at least five times, as he entered his office in the capital Tirana.
    …Several witnesses said Artan Santo was shot at least five times by two men on a motorcycle at a busy crossroads just off Tirana’s main boulevard where the bank’s offices are located…”

    Albania is closing in on EU membership: http://online.wsj.com/articles/albania-becomes-official-candidate-to-join-european-union-1403611303; perhaps it is somehow related?

  16. http://www.businessinsider.com/julian-and-alita-knott-murder-suicide-2014-7
    “JPMorgan Employee Shot And Killed His Wife Before Taking His Own Life
    JPMorgan Chase employee Julian Knott shot his wife Alita Knott before taking his own life, Jefferson Township Police in New Jersey said.
    …According to his LinkedIn profile, Julian Knott worked as an executive director in the Global Network Operations Center at JPMorgan Chase. Alita Knott worked as an agent for Coldwell Banker.
    The couple moved to the U.S. from London….”

    No word yet if he was under any sort of investigation. Good riddance, bankster.

  17. http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/07/another-dead-banker-goldman-sachs.html
    ” Another Dead Banker: Goldman Sachs Managing Director Found Dead
    For the record.
    Nicholas Valtz, a managing director in cross-asset sales at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York, was found dead yesterday by family members who went searching for him after he didn’t return from a kiteboarding outing, reports Bloomberg…”

    It’s possible that this one is just an accident. I sure hope not. 😉

  18. http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/10/banker-suicide-dsks-hedge-fund-partner.html
    “Banker Suicide: DSK’s Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment
    Thierry Leyne, the French-Israeli entrepreneur who last year started an investment firm with former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has committed suicide.
    Leyne, 48, jumped off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Israel, reports NYT…”

  19. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/25/us-deutsche-bank-suicide-idUSKCN0IE08U20141025
    “Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead by suicide in New York
    A senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer has been found dead in New York after committing suicide, New York City officials said on Saturday.
    Calogero Gambino, 41, was found on the morning of Oct. 20 at his home in the New York borough of Brooklyn and pronounced dead on the scene, according to New York City police.
    Gambino was an associate general counsel and a managing director who worked for the German bank for 11 years, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported his death.
    He had been closely involved in negotiating legal issues for Deutsche Bank such as a probe by regulators of banks over allegations they manipulated the Libor benchmark interest rate as well as currency markets.
    …He died by hanging, said Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. The manner of death was suicide.
    …Deutsche, Germany’s biggest lender, has already paid 6 billion euros ($7.7 billion) in fines and settlements in the past two and a half years. It expects to post litigation costs of 894 million euros alone for the third quarter of 2014.
    Earlier this year, former Deutsche Bank manager William Broeksmit, who had close ties to co-chief executive Anshu Jain, had been found dead at his London home in what also appeared to have been a suicide.”

  20. http://www.jimstonefreelance.com

    Anonymous posted an astonishing list of dead bankers

    If you had any doubts about the dead banker meme, take a look at this list and how these people died. Simply stunning . . . . .

    Though this list is not sourced to anything other than Anonymous, (and therefore could be a spoof) it looks convincing and could be easily cross checked. I have not done that because in this case “easy” would take several hours to cross confirm out with a list this big and there is something big going on today that is eating my time. There is a thread about this on the Forum and perhaps someone there has the time to dig this list.
    1. Nov – Shawn Miller, 42, banker found dead in bathtub with throat slashed.
    2. Oct – Edmund Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, threw himself in front of a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train.
    3. July – Julian Knott, 45, JPMorgan Executive Director,Global Tier 3 Network Operations, SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND
    4. June – Richard Gravino, 49, Application Team Lead, JP Morgan, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown/pending
    5. June – James McDonald – President & CEO of Rockefeller & Co – apparently self-inflicted, GUNSHOT WOUND
    6. May – Thomas Schenkman, 42, Managing Director of Global Infrastructure, JP Morgan, SUDDEN DEATH, cause unknown/pending
    7. May – Naseem Mubeen – Assistant Vice President ZBTL Bank, Islamabad, SUICIDE jumped
    8. May – Daniel Leaf – senior manager at the Bank of Scotland/Saracen Fund Managers, FELL OFF A CLIFF
    9. May – Nigel Sharvin – Senior Relationship Manager Ulster Bank manage portfolio of distressed businesses, ACCIDENTAL DROWNING
    10. April – Lydia (no surname given) 52, France’s Bred-Banque-Populaire, SUICIDE jumped
    11. April – Li Jianhua, 49, Non-bank Financial Institutions Supervision Department of the regulator, HEART ATTACK
    12. April – Benedict Philippens, Director/Manager Bank Ans-Saint-Nicolas, SHOT
    13. April – Tanji Dewberry – Assistant Vice President, Credit Suisse, HOUSE FIRE
    14. April – Amir Kess, co-founder and managing director Markstone Capital Group private equity fund, CYCLIST HIT BY CAR
    15. April – Juergen Frick, Bank Frick & Co. AG, SHOT
    16. April – Jan Peter Schmittmann – former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro, (Possibly suicide, SHOT)
    17. April – Andrew Jarzyk – Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking at PNC Financial Services Group, MISSING/DEAD
    18. March – Mohamed Hamwi – System Analyst at Trepp, a financial data and analytics firm, SHOT
    19. March – Joseph Giampapa – JP Morgan lawyer, CYCLIST HIT BY MINIVAN
    20. March – Kenneth Bellandro, former JP Morgan, SUICIDE jumped
    21. Feb = John Ruiz – Morgan Stanley Municipal Debt Analyst, died suddenly, NO CAUSE GIVEN
    22. Feb – Jason Alan Salais, 34, Information Technology specialist at JPMorgan, FOUND DEAD outside a Walgreens pharmacy
    23. Feb – Autumn Radtke, CEO of First Meta, a cyber-currency exchange firm, SUICIDE
    24. Feb – James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, FOUND DEAD
    25. Feb – Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, SUICIDE
    26. Feb – Li Junjie, JP Morgan, SUICIDE
    27. Feb – Ryan Henry Crane, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown
    28. Feb – Richard Talley, UNKNOWN CAUSE
    29. Jan – Gabriel Magee, SUICIDE
    30. Jan – William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit, HUNG/POSSIBLE SUICIDE
    31. Jan – Mike Dueker, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown
    32. Jan – Carl Slym, SUICIDE
    33. Jan – Tim Dickenson, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown
    34. Dec 2013 – Robert Wilson, a retired hedge fund founder, apparent SUICIDE leaped to his death from his 16th floor residence
    35. Dec 2013 – Joseph . Ambrosio, age 34, Financial Analyst for J.P. Morgan, died suddenly from Acute Respiratory Syndrome
    36. Dec 2013 – Benjamin Idim, CAR ACCIDENT
    37. Dec 2013 – Susan Hewitt – Deutsche Bank, DROWNING
    38. Nov 2013 – Patrick Sheehan, CAR ACCIDENT
    39. Nov 2013 – Michael Anthony Turner, Career Banker, CAUSE UNKOWN
    40. Nov 2013 – Venera Minakhmetova Former Financial Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CYCLIST HIT
    41. Oct 2013 – Michael Burdin, SUICIDE
    42. Oct 2013 – Ezdehar Husainat – former JP Morgan banker, killed in FREAK ACCIDENT when her SUV crushed her to death
    43. Sept 2013 – Guy Ratovondrahona -Madagascar central bank, Sudden death – cause not confirmed
    44. Aug 2013 – Pierre Wauthier, SUICIDE
    45. Aug 2013 – Moritz Erhardt, SUICIDE
    46. July 2013 Hussain Najadi CEO of merchant bank AIAK Group, SHOT
    47. July 2013 Carsten Schloter, SUICIDE
    48. July 2013 Sascha Schornstein – RBS in its commodity finance, MISSING
    49. April 2013 David William Waygood, SUICIDE
    50. Mar 2013 – David Rossi – communications director of troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), SUICIDE
    51. Fang Fang – JP Morgan, China, DISGRACED
    52. Nick Bagnall – Director at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, son accidentally killed himself while trying to re-enact a Tudor hanging
    53. Robin Clark – RP Martin -Wolf of Shenfield City banker shot, SURVIVED
    54. Kevin Bespolka – Citi Capital Advisors, Dresdner Bank, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, Seriously injured and son dead
    55. Robert Wheeler, 49, a Deutsche Bank financial advisor, DISGRACED
    56. Chris Latham – Bank of America, ON TRIAL, Murder for Hire
    57. Igor Artamonov – West Siberian Bank of Sberbank, Daughter found dead (POSSIBLE SUICIDE)
    58. Hector Sants, Barclays – resigned due to stress and exhaustion, after being told he risked more serious consequences to his health if he continued to work – a remarkable turnaround as the Church reportedly approached him two months later and was told he had made a full recovery,
    59. April 21st Bruce A. Schaal, 63, died suddenly Banker in Twin Lakes for 35 years
    60. April 20th Keith Barnish 58, Died Suddenly (Still working as Senior Managing Director at Doral Financial Corporation. Previously Bear Stearns, Bank of America Senior Vice President
    61. March 12th Jeffrey Corzine, 31, son of MF Global CEO and Chairman Jon Corzine involved in major banking crime was found dead in an apparent suicide.
    62. Keiran Toman, 39, former banker who believed he was being stalked by a reality TV crew starved to death in a hotel room, an inquest heard today.
    63. An inquest was opened after his death in July 2010 but his family asked for a second hearing as they were not informed. Police found all of Mr Toman’s possessions in the room, but despite documents mentioning his family, failed to tell them he had died.
    64. Nicholas Austin, 49, A former bank manager from Hersden died after drinking antifreeze in an effort to “get high”. was found in a coma by his wife Lynn at their home in Blackthorne Road on October 5. He died the same day.

  21. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-07/riddles-surround-36th-dead-banker-year
    “Riddles” Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year…

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