Our advice is if JP Morgan offers you a job: politely decline. The list of top level bankers dying under suspicious circumstances has been growing rapidly in recent months.
Whether these are genuine deaths or something more sinister one thing is for certain, banking is becoming one of the most dangerous industries to be involved in right now with an extremely high death per employee ratio.
The causes of death given for some of the bankers seems quite odd to say the least including one banker shooting himself 8 times with a nail gun and another being crushed to death by their own SUV.
With the global financial system heading towards a major crash in the near future are these people buckling under the pressure of what they see coming or are they being silenced because of what they know?
We can only assume it's a little of both.
Here's the list of top level bankers who have died recently:
July – Julian Knott, 45, JPMorgan Executive Director,Global Tier 3 Network Operations, SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND
June – Richard Gravino, 49, Application Team Lead, JP Morgan, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown/pending
June – James McDonald – President & CEO of Rockefeller & Co – apparently self-inflicted, GUNSHOT WOUND
May – Thomas Schenkman, 42, Managing Director of Global Infrastructure, JP Morgan, SUDDEN DEATH, cause unknown/pending
May – Naseem Mubeen – Assistant Vice President ZBTL Bank, Islamabad, SUICIDE jumped
May – Daniel Leaf – senior manager at the Bank of Scotland/Saracen Fund Managers, FELL OFF A CLIFF
May – Nigel Sharvin – Senior Relationship Manager Ulster Bank manage portfolio of distressed businesses, ACCIDENTAL DROWNING
April – Lydia (no surname given) 52, France's Bred-Banque-Populaire, SUICIDE jumped
April – Li Jianhua, 49, Non-bank Financial Institutions Supervision Department of the regulator, HEART ATTACK
April – Benedict Philippens, Director/Manager Bank Ans-Saint-Nicolas, SHOT
April – Tanji Dewberry – Assistant Vice President, Credit Suisse, HOUSE FIRE
April – Amir Kess, co-founder and managing director Markstone Capital Group private equity fund, CYCLIST HIT BY CAR
April – Juergen Frick, Bank Frick & Co. AG, SHOT
April – Jan Peter Schmittmann – former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro, (Possibly suicide, SHOT)
April – Andrew Jarzyk – Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking at PNC Financial Services Group, MISSING/DEAD
March – Mohamed Hamwi – System Analyst at Trepp, a financial data and analytics firm, SHOT
March – Joseph Giampapa – JP Morgan lawyer, CYCLIST HIT BY MINIVAN
March – Kenneth Bellandro, former JP Morgan, SUICIDE jumped
Feb – John Ruiz – Morgan Stanley Municipal Debt Analyst, died suddenly, NO CAUSE GIVEN
Feb – Jason Alan Salais, 34, Information Technology specialist at JPMorgan, FOUND DEAD outside a Walgreens pharmacy
Feb – Autumn Radtke, CEO of First Meta, a cyber-currency exchange firm, SUICIDE
Feb – James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, FOUND DEAD
Feb – Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, trader at Midtown's Vertical Group, SUICIDE
Feb – Li Junjie, JP Morgan, SUICIDE
Feb – Ryan Henry Crane, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown
Feb – Richard Talley, UNKNOWN CAUSE
Jan – Gabriel Magee, SUICIDE
Jan – William 'Bill' Broeksmit, HUNG/POSSIBLE SUICIDE
Jan – Mike Dueker, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown
Jan – Carl Slym, SUICIDE
Jan – Tim Dickenson, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown
Dec 2013 – Robert Wilson, a retired hedge fund founder, apparent SUICIDE leaped to his death from his 16th floor residence
Dec 2013 – Joseph M. Ambrosio, age 34, Financial Analyst for J.P. Morgan, died suddenly from Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Dec 2013 – Benjamin Idim, CAR ACCIDENT
Dec 2013 – Susan Hewitt – Deutsche Bank, DROWNING
Nov 2013 – Patrick Sheehan, CAR ACCIDENT
Nov 2013 – Michael Anthony Turner, Career Banker, CAUSE UNKOWN
Nov 2013 – Venera Minakhmetova Former Financial Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CYCLIST HIT
Oct 2013 – Michael Burdin, SUICIDE
Oct 2013 – Ezdehar Husainat – former JP Morgan banker, killed in FREAK ACCIDENT when her SUV crushed her to death
Sept 2013 – Guy Ratovondrahona -Madagascar central bank, Sudden death - cause not confirmed
Aug 2013 – Pierre Wauthier, SUICIDE
Aug 2013 – Moritz Erhardt, SUICIDE
July 2013 Hussain Najadi CEO of merchant bank AIAK Group, SHOT
July 2013 Carsten Schloter, SUICIDE
July 2013 Sascha Schornstein – RBS in its commodity finance, MISSING
April 2013 David William Waygood, SUICIDE
Mar 2013 – David Rossi – communications director of troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), SUICIDE
LETHAL BUT NON FATAL (MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN A BANKER)
Fang Fang – JP Morgan, China, DISGRACED
Nick Bagnall – Director at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, son accidentally killed himself while trying to re-enact a Tudor hanging
Robin Clark – RP Martin -Wolf of Shenfield City banker shot, SURVIVED
Kevin Bespolka – Citi Capital Advisors, Dresdner Bank, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, Seriously injured and son dead
Robert Wheeler, 49, a Deutsche Bank financial advisor, DISGRACED
Chris Latham – Bank of America, ON TRIAL, Murder for Hire
Igor Artamonov – West Siberian Bank of Sberbank, Daughter found dead (POSSIBLE SUICIDE)
Hector Sants, Barclays – resigned due to stress and exhaustion, after being told he risked more serious consequences to his health if he continued to work – a remarkable turnaround as the Church reportedly approached him two months later and was told he had made a full recovery,
POSSIBLY INTERESTING/MILDLY STRANGE
April 21st Bruce A. Schaal, 63, died suddenly Banker in Twin Lakes for 35 years
April 20th Keith Barnish 58, Died Suddenly (Still working as Senior Managing Director at Doral Financial Corporation. Previously Bear Stearns, Bank of America Senior Vice President
March 12th Jeffrey Corzine, 31, son of MF Global CEO and Chairman Jon Corzine involved in major banking crime was found dead in an apparent suicide.
Keiran Toman, 39, former banker who believed he was being stalked by a reality TV crew starved to death in a hotel room, an inquest heard today.
An inquest was opened after his death in July 2010 but his family asked for a second hearing as they were not informed. Police found all of Mr Toman's possessions in the room, but despite documents mentioning his family, failed to tell them he had died.
Nicholas Austin, 49, A former bank manager from Hersden died after drinking antifreeze in an effort to get high. was found in a coma by his wife Lynn at their home in Blackthorne Road on October 5. He died the same day.