I previously noted (here and here) how Zero Hedge has been tracking the strange run of “suicides” among the world’s mid-level bankers in the last couple of years. Scare quotes because the circumstances are mysterious in many of the cases. And because banks and financial markets have been doing great all this time, right?
Here’s the update.
- In the end, 2014 saw 36 of these deaths. (ZH gives the list. Any pattern?)
- The trend continues in 2015, with four mid-level banker deaths, so far.
- They include yet another ABN Amro executive – this one well-known as a “cheerful” boyfriend of hot models – and yet another JPMorgan guy – this one who said openly on LinkedIn, “I am very good and creative with data manipulation…and can…provide senior managers what is needed before asked to do so.”
As I’ve said before: Whether these deaths are murders (to cover up something?) or genuine suicides by the despondent, either way they suggest a world financial system that is worse off than what is generally known.