Yet Another Big Banker Died Last Week
|February 1, 2014||Posted by Staff under Financial, Health|
This 2014 article in Housing Wire, Jan 31, is by Trey Garrison.
Bloomberg is reporting this morning that former Federal Reserve economist Mike Dueker was found dead in an apparent suicide near Tacoma, Washington.
Dueker, 50, a chief economist at Russell Investments, had been missing since Jan. 29 and was reportedly having troubles at work.
Normally HousingWire wouldn’t cover deaths in the industry, but what’s strange is that Dueker is the third prominent banker found dead since Sunday.
On Sunday, William Broeksmit, 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank, was found hanging in his home, also an apparent suicide.
On Tuesday, Gabriel Magee, 39, vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (JPM) London headquarters, apparently jumped to his death from a building in the Canary Wharf area.
Ed. Notes: Eventho’ reality is offering a plot for a work of mystery fiction, probably one big banker dying after another is just coincidence. Banking is one of the professions with a high rate of depression and shorter lifespans. And stories like this come to everyone’s attention in this modern era of instant and ubiquitous news coverage. One wonders if conscience plays a role.