Update: 11th Dead, 5th from JP Morgan

A trader threw himself into a train in New York, USA

Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47

Vertical Group


Trader kills self in finance world’s latest suicide

A Long Island Rail Road train pulls into the Jamaica station. A Manhattan trader committed suicide by leaping in front of a different train near Syosset Tuesday.

A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year.

Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station.

He was declared dead at the scene.


For a market that is flirting with all time highs on a daily basis, the recent banker and trader suicide epidemic seems oddly out of place. And yet, it continues to claim even more victims, with the latest casuality being Edmund Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, who as the Post reported, jumped in front of an LIRR train station yesterday at 6 am near the Syosset train station and was pronounced dead at the scene.


The previous dead



1 dead banker from JP Morgan

Jason Alan Salais, December 15 2013 IT specialist (earliest death uncovered it looks, last year)


1st, Deutsche Bank, William Broeksmit, Jan 26

2nd 1st JP Morgan this year UK, Gabriel Magee, Jan 27

3rd (ex Federal Reserve) Russell Investments, Mike Dueker

4th, Swiss Re AG Communications Director, Tim Dickenson

5th, American Title (ex banker), Richard Talley, odd case of death by nailgun to head and chest

6th, 2nd JP Morgan, Ryan Henry Crane

7th, 3rd JP Morgan Hong Kong, Li Junjie

8th National Bank of Commerce, James Stuart Jr