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Another Banker Suicide, This time Female

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posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 04:30 PM
I didnt see this posted in the new post so I am assuming it hasnt been brought here yet.

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 added that sources said "she questioned her superiors before jumping out the window," but the bank denies it noting that she had been in therpapy for several years.

Another sad turn of events. I cant help but notice how they are so quick to make sure they point out the fact that she has been in therapy for years.

The interesting part to me though is the fact that she had been questioning her superiors before the jump.

So, what may have triggered this reaction? Something the superiors answered to her questions that she just couldnt handle, or she was maybe just off her meds for the day?


posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 04:40 PM
Maybe she was questioning her superiors and was pushed because of her line of questioning.

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 04:46 PM

The interesting part to me though is the fact that she had been questioning her superiors before the jump. - See more at:
a reply to: onehuman

Maybe her boss told her they both were a sort of big trouble with concequences for them.

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 04:54 PM
Banking is a high pressure job where people have to deal with the fact they are destroying peoples lives for money. Im not surprised a lot of them kill themselves.

But at the same time im sure a few were not accidental.

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 04:55 PM
a reply to: onehuman

It's good to see women are now taking as well as asking for equal rights.

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 05:23 PM

originally posted by: Maximus2014
a reply to: onehuman

It's good to see women are now taking as well as asking for equal rights.

I had to star you, you are a sexist pig and all, but I thought it was very well timed and worded!!!!!

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 05:30 PM
a reply to: onehuman

the list is at 21 now... you are missing some here: (17 if you don't count some of the ones I have)

Here is the list of names and dates:

To explain why some names are included, Eicher and Schloter were close friends, and Schloter was CEO of a telecommunications company that handles 60% of all land-based phone line services and 62% of all of Switzerland's cellular phone services. They also were right before the string of suicides throughout the banking sector.

David Bird of the Wall Street Journal went missing when he was in the middle of a huge breaking story, concerning OPEC according to all those close to him, he went for a short walk and never came back, his body has never been found. I am adding him because a reporter in the middle of this might be very important especially considering petro-dollars.

Tata motors I have no idea what the connection may be, but everyone else keeps listing him so I am keeping him here.

That said: Here is the list, it is up to you if you want to say some of the names count or not:

1. ABC Verlag (greetings cards, not finance) — CEO Daniel Eicher — suicide, left two notes — week of 6/10/2013

2. Swisscom (telecom) – CEO Carsten Schloter, 49 — suicide, found hanging — 7/23/13

3. Bank of America — intern Moritz Erhardt, 21 — seizure due to exhaustion — week of 8/12/2013

4. Zurich Insurance Group AG (insurance) — CFO Pierre Wauthier — suicide, found hanging, left two notes — 8/26/2013

5. Wall Street — hedge fund exec Robert Wilson, 87 — suicide, jumped from 16th floor — week of Dec 23, 2013. (He gave away $800 million prior to death.)

6. Wall Street Journal — reporter David Bird – missing/disappeared – 1/11/2014 (covered in our original piece)

7. Swiss Re AG — U.K.–based communications director Tim Dickenson — cause not released — week of 1/19/2014

8. Deutsche Bank AG — executive William Broeksmit — apparent suicide, found hanging— 1/26/14 (covered in our original piece)

9. JP Morgan — banker Gabriel Magee — jumped or fell from building, Canary Wharf, London — 1/28/14 (covered in our original piece)

10. Russell Investment — Mike Dueker, 50 — found dead next to Tacoma Narrows Bridge, suicide — week of 1/26/2014 (covered in our original piece)

11. JPMorgan — equities trading executive Ryan Crane, 37 — no cause given — 2/3/14

12. American Title (insurance) — CEO Richard Talley, 57 — suicide by nail gun,7 or 8 self-inflicted wounds — 2/7/14

13- 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.

14 - Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong.

15- James Stuart Jr., National Bank of Commerce CEO was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. No cause given.

16 - Autumn Radtke - CEO of First Meta Ltd.- found on the morning of February 26 - neighbors told police they suspected Radtke jumped from an apartment

17 - Jason Alan Salais, JPMorgan Chase since May 2008 - a 34-year old Information Technology specialist - December 15, Pearland, Texas police received a call of a person in distress outside a Walgreens pharmacy at 6122 Broadway in Pearland - Died, official cause heart attack.

18 - Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro found dead at home near Amsterdam with wife and daughter. -

19 - Kenneth Bellando, 28, a trader at Levy Capital, formerly investment banking analyst at JPMorgan, jumped to his death from his 6th floor East Side apartment.

20 - Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, commited suicide by jumping in front of LIRR train

21- A Female employee of Bred-Banque Populaire has committed suicide, Tuesday, April 22 in the morning at the headquarters of the bank. On her arrival at headquarters, quai de la Rapee, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris...The incident occurred shortly before 10 am, 200 meters from the Ministry of Finance.
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posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 05:47 PM
a reply to: onehuman

Question your superiors? Get tossed from the roof.

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 05:50 PM
a reply to: OpinionatedB
Nice job on the list. I hadn't noticed until you laid it out that there were two, that happened to leave two notes. I wonder how common that is?

The one with the whole family seems more like a statement or a warning shot to others to me. At least that's how it feels. Could be wrong of course.

Also, do you have any clue as to whom or what the guy that gave away the 8 million May have been too?

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 06:07 PM
a reply to: onehuman

maybe she has grown some empathy and felt so bad about all the people that have been ripped of by her and her associates ...

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 06:19 PM
a reply to: OpinionatedB

I think thats a very broad range of jobs. You have everything from managers ,analysts ,reporters to a communications director.

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 07:57 PM
How many dentists have topped themselves in the same time period?


posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 11:57 PM
I would love to hear what her coworkers have to say about all this and how it went down.

Would also be interesting to know what she did immediately after speaking with her superiors. Did she talk to anyone, act a little crazy or was she silent and withdrawn?

How long after the questioning did it take for her to go jump to her demise?

I feel a lot of those things would be very telling. Guess we will never know though.

posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 11:57 PM
Dbl post, pardon me
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posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 06:28 AM
If the working conditions are too stressful, they can always leave the job and enjoy the rest of their life with all the money they $tealed.
But to suicide? LOL! I don't believe that story.
Also isn't it suspicious that they are ALL suicides? No one could possibly ever be assassinated....

posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 07:16 AM
It would be an extremely bad situation where I felt suicide was the best alternative so I must believe it was something as bad or worse for these people. However, it is hard to say if these were suicides because of guilt or feelings of worthlessness.

It seems to me that most suicides are motivated by people feeling so helpless about their failed lives that there is no hope, help or sympathy from others. In essence, they believe their suffering would end and the world would be better without them, the logical conclusion to a huge pity party. If they had loved ones they felt deeply about, that might give them pause, but I doubt many suicidal people think about all the many lives they would affect by their self inflicted demise. These type of people have no self worth and feel wronged by the world.

There may be some people that have a moral conflict or are guilt ridden by things they have done in their lives that motivated a suicide, but they are probably very few in my opinion.

posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 08:49 AM
I can't be bothered typing this out again, but here's a link to a post of mine in a previous thread.

This whole banker suicide thing is blown out of proportion. It's news media sensationalism.

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