Monday, February 17, 2014

Head Scratcher....

Bankers suicides a coincidence....?

August 27, 2013: Pierre Wauthier, chief financial officer of Zurich Insurance Group AG (ZURN), probably committed suicide at his home, according to police.

January 28, 2014: Gabriel Magee, an American senior manager at JP Morgan, 39, fell from the 33-storey skyscraper at around 8am and was found on the ninth floor roof

January 26, 2014: The body of William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit A former Deutsche Bank executive, 58, was discovered at his home in South Kensington on Sunday shortly after midday by police, who had been called to reports of a man found hanging at a house

January 31, 2014: Russell Investment Chief Economist Dueker Found Dead

And: U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG died (this person is apparently still unnamed, but referred to in a number of the stories above. 

Add to the above, also from January 27, 2014:  Karl Slym, India’s Tata Motors managing director, died after falling from a hotel room in Bangkok in what police said on Monday could be possible suicide.

In other banking news:

Some banks not allowing some cash withdrawls:

Some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it, the BBC has learnt.

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