Fifteenth financial services executive commits suicide this year: another omen?

July 2014FINANCEWith Russia and China having briefly taken over the hub of global executive suicides, the sad trend has returned back to America. In what appears to the 15th financial services executive suicide this year, yet another JPMorgan Director took his own life. As IBTimes reports, Jefferson Township (New Jersey) police report that the Global Network Operations Center Executive Director, “Julian Knott, age 45, shot his wife Alita Knott, age 47, multiple times and then took his own life with the same weapon.” They are survived by 3 teenage children… As IB Times reports, JP Morgan executive director Julian Knott blasted his wife Alita to death with a shotgun before turning the gun on himself. The 45-year-old, who worked for the investment bank in London until July 2010, shot his 47-year-old wife multiple times before committing suicide with the same weapon. Julian moved to the United States from London in 2010 and was working at JP Morgan’s Global Network Operations Center in Whippany, New Jersey, at the time of the tragedy. Jefferson Township police, in New Jersey, confirmed on Sunday they had found two unconscious bodies at the Knotts’ large suburban home at 1.12am. A statement released on Tuesday added: “Through an extensive investigation conducted by the Jefferson Township Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutors Office and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office the preliminary investigation has revealed that the two adults died as a result of gunshot wounds and the incident has been determined to be a murder/suicide. This preliminary investigation revealed that Julian Knott, age 45, shot his wife Alita Knott, age 47, multiple times and then took his own life with the same weapon.” –Zero Hedge
 This is the 15th financial services exective death in recent months…
 1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.
 2 – 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.
 3 – Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.
 4 – Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.
 5 – Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.
 6 – Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.
 7 – Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago.  No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.
 8 – Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week.
 9 – James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say whatcaused the death
 10 – Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, commited suicide by jumping in front of LIRR train
 11 – 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.
 12 – Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro found dead at home near Amsterdam with wife and daughter.
 13 – Li Jianhua, 49, the director of China’s Banking Regulatory Commission died of a sudden heart attack
 14 – Lydia _____, 52 – jumped to her suicide from the 14th floor of Bred-Banque Populaire in Paris
 15 – Julian Knott, 45 – killed wife and self with a shotgun in Jefferson Township, New Jersey
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Age of Decadence, Apathy, Anger, Mistrust, Disillusionment, Austerity, Bank Run, Banking Crisis, Bankruptcy, Boom and Bust Cycles, Civil Unrest, Currency - Economic warfare, Depression and Anxiety, Economic Collapse, Economic Hardship or Loss, Fiat Money Printing Fiasco, Financial market turmoil, Greed and Corruption, Hierarchal Control, New World Order, Political turmoil, Resource War, Social Meltdown, Squandered Resources, The Pyramid Model, Troubled Banks, Unsustainable Debt Burden, Widening gap between rich and poor. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Fifteenth financial services executive commits suicide this year: another omen?

  1. Irene C says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I just cannot understand why so many people put their faith in wealth of this world – to the point that they have to take their life (and the life of others) if and when that world crashes. Maybe it’s because I’m barely above the poverty line and still enjoy life. I’ve hit the bottom and worked my way up and I’ve been up and fallen way down. It may sound trite, but I still have the stars at night, golden sunsets to watch, laughter of children playing, and the love of a good man. I also still have a roof over my head, food on the table, and clothes on my back.

    Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)

    And as I say all of this, I pray for the children of this family, who will suffer the most. And I pray for all the others who find themselves in what seems to be dire circumstances. May they find peace and the ability to just walk away from the chaos.

    • A Love says:

      While I agree completely with your post, high stress jobs and the feelings of failure in the current economy probably have more to do with their deaths than the money involved. Your right finding the strength to leave the chaos is the key. It’s harder than you can imagine.

  2. Dennis E. says:

    Some of these so call suicides could be cases of murder.
    Then again, if these people found the truth, it didn’t set them free.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s