Saturday, April 19, 2014

Trail of Dead Bankers: couple shot in Belgium

A spate of deaths and suicides in the financial sector is setting off speculations and conspiracy theories about approaching collapse of the monetary system

Prominent bankers are dying in droves. Here's the tip-off that this is a very big story: the mainstream media is not covering it. 

UPDATE: Today in Belgium a double bill - h/t @1Holland

Late Friday evening around 11 PM a child, 9 years old and a man, 37, a banker, were shot in a hamlet in the Eastern province of Liege in Belgium. A woman, his wife and related to the child, was injured and later died in hospital of her wounds. An unknown gunman fired seven shots. Law enforcement have very little to go on. The victim, a banker, has been identified as BenoĆ®t P., the woman as Carole H. (also 37). Both had an excellent reputation. The man was a director of a major branch of  BNP Paribas Fortis; the woman also worked for the bank.  Law enforcement are investigating if there was more than one shooter. Apparently a car had been waiting for them to get home. Then seven shots were fired from an automatic pistol. (Source)

April 7, 2014

Aaaaaand come in numbers 13 and 14!

We missed numbers 10, 11, but number 12 is close to home.

The list of bankers who have died in recent weeks and months for various reasons is getting longer. With the former head of ABN Amro, the 57-year-old Jan Peter Schmitt man, 12 players from the financial world are now dead.

10.  Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47 years, Trader at Midtown's Vertical Group, jumped in front of a train.

11. Kenneth Ballando, 28, Trader at Capital Levy, a former analyst at JPMorgan, jumped out of his apartment in the 6th Floor.

12. Jan Peter Schmittman, 57 years, former CEO of the Dutch ABN Amro at his home in Amsterdam with his wife and daughter found dead. Police mention a 'family drama' but decline giving further details.  (Source)

Febr. 25, 2014

Trail of Dead Bankers Reaches Arizona: Count Now 9

Febr. 19, 2014

JP Morgan Junior Banker Jumps From HKG Roof

Perhaps this is just the natural suicide rate. Number 7 just in, h/t @SchaduwStaten:

An investment banker at JP Morgan jumped to his death from the roof of the bank's headquarters in Central yesterday. Witnesses said the man went to the roof of the 30-storey Chater House in the heart of Hong Kong's central business district and, despite attempts to talk him down, jumped to his death. Shocked witness said the 33-year-old - believed to be a junior-level employee at the bank - climbed onto the roof shortly after lunchtime. (Source)

Feb. 13, 2014

6th Fatality Rattles Financial World

The tally is already tangled. We're at our 6th, Infowars at its 5th.

Two weeks after the suicide of a JP Morgan banker who jumped to his death from the top of a building, another of the firm’s employees has died, with 37-year-old Ryan Henry Crane becoming the 5th banker fatality in just the last few weeks alone. Crane was an Executive Director in JPM’s Global Program Trading desk based in New York and had been with the firm for 14 years. Few details have been released concerning the nature of his death, with reports merely stating that Crane is survived by his wife and son. “We can only hope this disturbing chain of deaths within the financial industry – one of which involved a nail-gun induced suicide – is purely accidental,” writes Zero Hedge. (Source)

Feb. 9, 2014

5th Financial CEO commits 'suicide'

Richard Talley of American Title is probably a gun control liberal, death by nail gun, though very painful is hardly guaranteed.

URL. According to a Wayne Madsen Report, now off line, this spate of deaths in the financial world has been going on since 2005. Even Duisenberg's death (former ECB) is now suspect (Note (Dutch)) H/t @Niemandsknegt

Feb. 8, 2014

4 Mystery Suicides Shake Financial World