I don’t know what this means; I’m just noting the oddity. Eleven investment bankers have committed suicide, so far in 2014. ZH gives the list.
Why would they, with the markets near all-time highs? The conspiracy-minded note the connections to Big Banking (JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, etc.) and suggest that some of these men did not commit suicide, but rather, ‘were suicided’ as either cover-up or revenge in one of the recent Big Banking scandals (LIBOR rigging, “London Whale” trading losses, alleged forex (foreign exchange) and gold market rigging now under investigation from the German regulator Bafin, etc.). The New York Post notes that the brother of the most recent suicide had some connection to London Whale, as the Senate Finance Committee had cited the brother’s emails in their investigation of it.
But I have no idea what the answer is here. For now, it’s just weird.
UPDATE: Maybe another detail to file here would be the recent suicide of Jeffrey Corzine, the son of disgraced Democrat (and Obama bundler) Jon Corzine. The straightforward explanation is in the media reports that son had a history of severe depression. The conspiracy-minded might also recall that the father was (is?) a top Big Banking insider, who had seriously burned some people in the MF Global scandal (for which he was never charged or otherwise brought to justice).