The running list of banker suicides this year hits 12, with multiple suicides in NYC last week alone
By John Vibes
NEW YORK CITY (INTELLIHUB) — A New York City investment banker is dead after allegedly jumping from his apartment building, marking the 12th highly publicized banking suicide this year.
The latest suicide occurred on March 12, when 28-year-old Kenneth Bellando was found on the sidewalk outside of his six-story Manhattan apartment building. This suicide came just one day after another investment banker in New York City took his life by jumping in front of a moving train.
The New York Post reported, that Bellando formerly worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan Chase. His brother, John Bellando, also works at JP Morgan as an investment officer; the New York Post stated that multiple emails by John Bellando were presented as evidence during Senate hearings regarding the “London Whale” trading scandal.
For those of you who have not been following this developing story, all year we have been reporting on the suspicious string of deaths that have hit the financial industry.
With a new banker suicide almost every week, even skeptics and mainstream experts are starting to become suspicious.
“Jumping is much less common as a method for suicide in general, so I am struck by the number that have occurred in recent months in this industry,” said Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
“The suicide-research literature doesn’t help very much with the question of why the method of these suicides is so out in the open,” she added.
Those who had high profile deaths, like the man who jumped from the top of the JP Morgan HQ building in Europe are highly publicized, but overall, very few details about any of these deaths have been made public.
All of the details on each story can be found below, and we will continue to keep a running tally in the coming weeks. Please feel free to comment below, or use our contact information to send us leads and tips on this situation.
String of suspicious deaths: (Intellihub’s running list continues)
1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.
2- Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th.
3 – Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.
4 – Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.
5 – Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.
6 -Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.
7 – Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago. No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.
8 – Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week.
9 – James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO dies suddenly in Arizona with no explanation.
10 – Autumn Radtke, the 28 year old, American chief executive of Singapore-based virtual currency company First Meta, died mysteriously of an apparent suicide.
11 – 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.
12 – Kenneth Bellando, 28, a JP Morgan investment banker was found dead on March 12th after reportedly jumping from the roof of his apartment.
Were these bankers killed for knowing too much? Were they involved in something so unethical that they killed themselves out of shame? These are the speculations that are rising in the wake of these apparent suicides.