The finance world has recently been rocked by a string of suicides beginning in January and continuing on into this month.
A total of eight high-ranking finance workers have killed themselves in the last 2 months. Experts have been left baffled as to why majority of these suicides have been public demonstrations, primarily jumping to their deaths. “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,” explained Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
JAN. 26: William Broeksmit, 58, a former senior risk manager at Deutsche Bank.
JAN. 28: Gabriel Magee, 39, vice president with JPMorgan’s corporate and investment bank technology arm in the UK.
JAN. 31: Mike Dueker, 50, chief economist at Russell Investments and a former Federal Reserve bank economist.
FEB. 3: Ryan Henry Crane, 37, JPMorgan executive director.
FEB. 18: Li Junjie, a 33-year-old JPMorgan finance pro.
FEB. 28: Autumn Radtke, CEO of First Meta, a cyber-currency exchange firm.
MARCH 11: Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group.
MARCH 12: Kenneth Bellando, 28, an investment banker at Levy Capital.
Some say the cause of these suicides are because of something big coming in the near future.