17th Dead Banker in quick succession, First female Lydia at French Bank

2 years down the line:   The bankers just keep dying, this one is probably the third in the past 7 days. The first female of the 17 dead bankers There have been 13 senior financial services executives deaths around the world this year, but the most notable thing about the sad suicide of the 14th, a 52-year-old banker at France's Bred-Banque-Populaire, is she is the first female. As Le Parisien reports, Lydia (no surname given) jumped from the bank's Paris headquarter's 14th floor shortly before 10am. FranceTV…
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16th Dead Banker: Li Jianhua CBRC, Worldwide epidemic crosses from Hong Kong to China

Update: not a week has passed, and the 17th dead, first female It wasn't that long ago that there was a death in Hong Kong with the jpmorganer, and just a few days from a BNP paribas director being killed in a drive by shooting. It seems like a week doesn't go by without another banker what is happening? Li Jianhua, director of China's Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), died this morning due to a "sudden heart attack" - he was less than 49 years old. Li was among…
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15th Dead Banker, BNP Paribas Banker execution? Benedict Philippens

Benedict Philippens, 37, Director at BNP paribas, killed in drive by shooting alongside wife and nephew This makes the 15th dead banker in about 5 months at a rate of 3 per month, almost one a week. The deaths also appear to have increased in intensity, from high buildings to suspicious nailguns to outright gun shootings. Perhaps that is why Blythe Masters walks around with an armed guard contingent? In 7Dimanche newspaper, a friend of Benedict recalls that he had a big argument with a customer six months…
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The Trail of the Dead Bankers

Update: 2 years down, a revisit   The non stop flurry of bankers dying left and right and sleeping with the fishes has no doubt raised a few eyebrows as well as many many questions. Speculation tend to go into 1) impending financial meltdown that leads to suicides and 2) looming investigations and bankers turned whistleblowers being taken out to delay proceedings As time passes by, a tiny flicker of light is shed onto some of these deaths. (But the truth is by no means revealed, which perhaps…
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13th Banker Dead, former ABN Amro Bank (Dutch) CEO: Jan Peter Schmittmann

14th Banker Dead in just a few days after Trail of the Dead Bankers Aftermath The other dead Update From Bloomberg: Former ABN Amro Netherlands Chief Executive Officer Jan Peter Schmittmann committed suicide after killing his wife and one of his daughters, Dutch police said, as his family said he suffered from depression. The Dutch forensic institute has “confirmed suspicions” of a murder-suicide, the police said in a statement today. Schmittmann’s family was cited as saying in the statement that “we knew Jan Peter struggled with severe depression.”…
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12th Dead Banker/6th Dead JP Morganer? Biker, Lawyer, SVP? (silver doctors)

Update: ABN Amro former CEO found dead (Dutch Bank) It would be an odd name to have two in the same area it looks. (h/t hyz) A biker, Joseph A. Giampapa, 56, was killed by a minivan It also happens that JP Morgan's commercial bankruptcy lawyer has the same name. The obituary however: ;pid=170367240 Giampapa Joseph A. Giampapa, husband, lawyer, and cyclist, tragically lost his life-in the prime of his life-while bicycling on Saturday, March 22, 2014 near Troy, Ohio. He was the only son of JoAnn and…
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11th Dead Banker bites the dust, 5th Dead JP Morganer, Kenneth Bellando, 3rd death in 3 weeks

12th dead banker/6th jpmorganer? Nonstop line of deaths at 3 in 3 weeks. The 11th Dead Banker is Kenneth Bellando who was previously an investment banking analyst at JP Morgan, whose brother is a "top chief investment officer with JPMorgan, works on risk exposure valuations." and "Several John Bellando emails were cited during testimony at the Senate Finance Committee’s inquiry into the bank’s losses during the infamous London Whale trade fiasco." As was pointed out in the comments, not one Goldman Sachs squid has swam with the fishes.…
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10th Dead Banker, 9th this year, List grows longer

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)…
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Dead Bankers MasterList

A revisit for 2 years ago: 2013 1 dead banker from JP Morgan Jason Alan Salais, December 15 2013 IT specialist (earliest death uncovered it looks, last year) 2014 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,…
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8th Banker Dead, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO

Update: 10th banker dead, added to banker deaths masterlist Update: 9th Banker, 4th from JP Morgan Another joins the head count James Stuart Jr. This is the 8th after the JP Morgan Banker Li (Lee?) Jun Jie in Hong Kong. In 1969, Stuart joined Citibank in New York City and served as a loan officer until 1973, when he joined First Commerce Bancshares (then NBC Co.) as executive vice president. He was named president in 1976, chairman and CEO in 1978, and also became chairman and CEO of…
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