Bankers Who died under strange circumstances


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Salmon Chase  Chase died in 1873 at the age of 65. The Chase National Bank, founded in 1877, was named in his honor.





George F. Baker Sr "Baker was one of the founders of the First National Bank of New York in 1863 and became (1877) its president and then (1909) chairman of its board of directors...



John R. Fell Jr for many years a vice president of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and was deputy general manager of the bank's London


George Fisher Baker  banker, titular head of the First National bank of New York, died  from complications of peritonitis at sea while on vacation..


Jesse Lauriston Livermore American investor and security analyst.


Grenville "Beans" Baker 27 is shot in the head and dies. The son of George Fisher Baker, and the brother of George Fisher Baker III. The grandson of George Fisher Baker, Sr., a founder and president of the First National Bank of New York, later known as Citibank.


Carl Loeb founded Carl M. Loeb, Rhoades & Company


Edwin Sibley Webster Jr. banker Kidder, Peabody Co.


George Fisher Baker Jr Director of First National Bank. Mr. Baker joined the bank in 1939, a few months after his graduation from Harvard in 1938. He was made a director in 1949, and continued in that capacity for some time after the merger that established the First National City Bank, now Citibank. He was shot to death.


Roberto Calvi Italian banker found hanging from a London bridge



Alfred Herrhausen Chairman of the Deutsche Bank, West Germany's largest bank, was assassinated on the streets of Frankfurt.


Headley Brown Jamaican Banker


John L. Loeb Sr I threw this one in to keep bankers straight......Interesting family history of bankers


Edmond Safra billionaire banker ;At the time of his death, Safra was selling his controlling stakes in both Safra Republic and Republic New York Corp. (RNB) -- banks he founded and often referred to as his "children" -- to Britain's HSBC Holdings for $3 billion.


Robert Theodore Ammon New York financier and investment banker


arthur Zankel player in the merger of Citibank and Travelers Group insurance company

George F. Baker III    George F. Baker III senior trustee of the George F. Baker Trust. His grandfather, George Fisher Baker, Sr., was a founder and president of the First National Bank of New York, later known as Citibank.    His father, George F. Baker, Jr's  established the George F. Baker Trust.

George III's father George F. Baker Jr. was:

V. Pres. and Dir. of First National Bank of N. Y.,
2 Wall St. Atlas Portland Cement Co.,
Dir. Chase National Bank of the City of N. Y..
The, Dir. Colorado & Southern Railway Co.,
Dir. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Coal Co.,
Dir. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R. R. Co.*
Member of the Board of Managers. First Security Co. of the City of N. Y.,
Third V. Pres. and Dir. Jersey City Water Supply Co.,
Dir. N. Y. & Long Branch R. R. Co.,
Dir. Northern Pacific Railway Co.,
Dir. Provident Loan Society of N. Y.,
The, Dir. Qulncy, Omaha & Kansas City R. R.,
Pres. and Dir. Ritz-Carlton Restaurant & Hotel Co.,
Dir. Southern Railway Co., Dir. Tide Water Oil Co..
Dir. Tide Water Pipe Co., Limited. The, Dir.

Willem F. Duisenberg the first president of the European Central Bank.

Edouard Stern

Eugene Desmond O'Kelly chairman and chief executive of KPMG 's United States unit


Andrei Kozlov  (Sept) a Central Bank official who oversaw efforts to clean up the Russia's murky banking industry, murdered.


Robert Thomas Zankel

Keith Gores Banking executive ,vice president at Marshall & Ilsley Bank


Kirk Stephenson millionaire financier ; chief operating officer of Olivant Advisers . 2.5 per cent stake in Swiss banking giant UBS (Swiss Bank Corporation). There has been persistent speculation in the financial world that UBS has written off billions after being exposed to the US mortgage market.

Christen Schnor top HSBC banker (The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, which was established in 1865 to finance the growing trade between Europe, India and China)

Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet the former CEO of Credit Lyonnais Securities .(The company Access International Advisors and Marketers (AIA Group) was co-founded in 1994 by French bankers, yachtsman René-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet and Patrick Littaye. Philippe Junot, the first husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, was a partner of the company.)


Edmund De Rothschild, ex-chairman N M Rothschild and Son

L Sunil Shankar Goud assistant manager of HSBC Bank

Anjool Malde Banker (Deutsche Bank) internships at the City solicitors Slaughter-and May and the finance house ABN Amro. ABN AMRO Bank N.V

Huibert Gerald Boumeester Banker (ABN) ABN AMRO Bank N.V

James S. McDonald [Sept.] the CEO of money-management firm Rockefeller & Co


James Patrick (Pat) Rothstein a bond trader who held top jobs at Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and United Bank of Switzerland UBS

Neil Mccormick head of Asia Equity derivatives at United Bank of Switzerland UBS

Jessica Fashano investment banking associate at Citi Global Markets

David Widlak Chief Financial Officer Community Central Bank Corp. -Widlak, a licensed attorney, also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association


Maurice J. Spagnoletti Executive Vice President of Mortgage and Banking Operations at Doral Financial

Irzen Octa found outside a Citibank branch in Jakarta and died of a brain hemorrhage on the way to hospital.

Brad Griffiths He co-founded Griffiths McBurney & Partners in 1995, one of the most powerful independent investment banks in Canada. It is now know as GMP Capital Inc. . He left the firm in 1999. He had also been head of mergers and acquisitions at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; vice-president of Gordon Capital Corp.; head of capital markets at Canaccord Capital; and managing director of capital markets at McFarlane Gordon.
More recently, he served as chief financial officer and chairman of the board of directors at United Hunter Oil and Gas Corp., as well as chairman of Griffiths Energy International.

Timothy McGuigan a senior vice president at Kansas State Bank

Francis Cabot  his father was a vice-president of the engineering and investment firm Stone & Webster who had retired in 1929 aged 42, selling up two months before the Wall Street Crash.


Charles Stephen Parker an assistant manager at a Bank of America branch in nearby Athens

Andrew Breitbart author and publisher, dead

Michael Marin

Christopher Marks owned and operated Sweeney Canyon Vineyard since 1981 and was a partner in the Marks Theriot Walston & Co. investment firm in Los Angeles

David Taundi Banker for Bank of America ,found dead

Keith Currie Northern Rock


Makoto Shimomi (Jan) Swiss-based Japanese banker

Nico Lambrechts (Jan) Investment analyst at Investec Asset Management

David Rossi (Mar) The communications director of Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS)

Wang Shiqiang (April) banker at state-owned China Jianyin Investment

Mohamed Hamwi – System Analyst at Trepp, a financial data and analytics firm, SHOT

Kenneth Bellandro, former JP Morgan no page made (Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Scotland are the latest global banks confirming that their foreign exchange trading is under investigation.) RBS

David William Waygood had been employed by both HSBC and NatWest

Hussain Ahmad Najadi founder of AMMB Holdings Bhd. (AMM)

Carsten Schloter Swisscom CEO[a publicly traded company in which the Swiss government has the majority stake]

Sascha  schornstein – Royal Bank of Scotland [RBS] in its commodity finance (Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Scotland are the latest global banks confirming that their foreign exchange trading is under investigation.) RBS

Anne Doss, Head of Wells Fargo Unit , She died on Aug. 14 in her hotel room at the Sofitel Minneapolis in Bloomington, Minnesota

Moritz Erhardt (Aug) Moritz Erhardt, 21, was found dead as he neared the end of a gruelling seven-week placement with the Bank of America Merrill Lynch's (BAML) investment bank division.

Patrick Sheehan a managing director Wells Fargo Securities public finance department

Pierre Wauthier chief financial officer of Zurich Insurance Group AG (ZURN)

Guy Ratovondrahona Madagascar Central Bank

Ezdehar Husainat – former JP Morgan banker, killed when her SUV crushed her to death

Michael Burdin - Bank of America

Venera Minakhmetova Former Financial Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Susan Hewitt former vice president of Deutsche Bank

Benjamin Idim , Diamond Bank

Joseph M. Ambrosio age 34, Financial Analyst at J.P. Morgan (Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Scotland are the latest global banks confirming that their foreign exchange trading is under investigation.) RBS

Robert Wilson a Hedge Fund Founder

Jason Alan Salais age 34, IT Specialist for J.P Morgan Chase (Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Scotland are the latest global banks confirming that their foreign exchange trading is under investigation.) RBS


Key-Person Life Insurance

Key-Person Life Insurance: When the death of a bank officer or other key person would be of such consequence to the bank as to give it an insurable interest, key-person life insurance insures the bank on the life of the individual. The bank generally pays the entire premium and is the beneficiary. The primary purpose of this type of insurance is to indemnify the bank against the potential loss of net income that may result from the death of the insured. 

Tim Dickenson (Jan 26), a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG

Benoit Philippens a director at BNP Paribas Fortis bank

Karl Slym (Jan 27) 51, managing director of India's Tata Motors Ltd

James Stuart Jr (Feb 19)70, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz

John Ruiz (Feb)– Morgan Stanley Municipal Debt Analyst, died suddenly

Autumn Radtke (Feb), 28, CEO of a Bitcoin exchange firm First Meta

William Broeksmit (Feb), 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank. On January 26, former Deutsche Bank executive Broeksmit was found dead at his South Kensington home after police responded to reports of a man found hanging at a house. According to reports, Broeksmit had “close ties to co-chief executive Anshu Jain.” It is important to note that Deutsche Bank is under investigation for reportedly hiding $12 billion in losses during the financial crisis and for potentially rigging the foreign exchange markets. The allegations are similar to the claims the institution settled in 2013 over involvement in rigging the Libor interest rates.

Richard Talley (Feb), 57, was the founder and CEO of American Title (real estate titles) American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado,

Ryan Henry Crane (Feb)37, J P Morgan

last name Li Li Junjie, (Feb)33,JP Morgan, Hong Kong

Gabriel Magee (Jan), 39, age JP Morgan employee Gabriel Magee, senior manager at JP Morgan’s European

Mike Dueker (Feb), 50, who had worked for Russell Investments. Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, fell down a 50 foot embankment in what police described as a suicide. Dueker was reported missing on January 29 by friends.

Edmund (Eddie) Reilly(Feb), 47, Midtown’s Vertical Group, investment banker, New York

David Taundi Bank of America

Mohamed Hamwi (March)– System Analyst at Trepp, a financial data and analytics firm
Joseph A. Giampapa (March) – 55, corporate bankruptcy lawyer,

 jurgen  Frick (April)48, the chief executive of the Liechtenstein private bank Bank Frick, CEO Bank Frick & Co AG,

Li Jianhua (April)49, Non-bank Financial Institutions Supervision Department of the regulator

Susan Hewitt

Benedict Philippens (April), 37,Director/Manager Bank Ans-Saint-Nicolas,BNP Parisbas Fortis Bank, Ans, België murdered alongside his wife and a 9 year old nephew

Tanji Dewberry (April)– a Vice President at WL Ross investment firm in New York

Jan Peter Schmittmann (April) 57, ABN AMRO Bank N.V, former CEO of Deutsche Bank AG risk executive

Andrew Jarzyk (April) – Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking at PNC Financial Services Group

Mahafarid Amir Khosravi a/k/a also known as Amir Mansour Aria , Iran billionaire, executed over $2.6 billion scam

Phubadee Marasa Diamond Bank

Roy Henry Cullen He was an officer and director of Quintana Petroleum Co., which his grandfather founded, and he was one of the original board members of Cullen Bank, where he continued to serve after the merger with Frost Bank.

Amir Kess (April) Markstone Capital Partners Group LLC co-manager

Nigel Sharvin (May)Senior Relationship Manager Ulster Bank manage portfolio of distressed businesses

Thomas J. Schenkman (May 7) 42,Managing Director Global Infrastructure

Naseem Mubeen Assistant Vice President of Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL)

Daniel Leaf senior manager at the Bank of Scotland before moving to investment firm Saracen Fund Managers (SFM) RBS

Richard Rockefeller, 65, son of banker John D. Rockefeller

Moise Yacoub Safra

Richard P. Gravino (June 24)49, IT Specialist JP Morgan, Application Team Lead

Nicholas Valtz managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York.

Julian Knott [July] JPMorgan Executive Director,Global Tier 3 Network Operations

S Krishnamoorthy Barclays bank in Chennai

Therese Brouwer Smallenburg ,a managing director who headed an energy-finance unit at ING GROEP N.V, the largest Dutch lender 'died alongside her family' on flight MH17

Andrew Hoare British banker 'died alongside his family' on flight MH17

Tod Robert Edwards 51, Vice President M & T Bank

Melissa Millan , 54, Senior Vice President Mass Mutual,

Thieu Leenen, 64, Relatiemanager ABN/AMRO, Eindhoven, Nederland ABN AMRO Bank N.V

Carlos Six, 61, Hoofd Belastingdienst en lid CREDAF, België

Jan Winkelhuijzen, 75, Commissaris en Fiscalist (voormalig Deloitte), Nederland.

Lewis Katz 76, Amerika, co-owner of The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and

Nicholas Valtz 39, Managing Director Goldman Sachs, New York

Geert Tack 52, Private Banker ING , Haaltert, België


Mark Schultz (Sept) A small airplane crashed soon after takeoff in western Minnesota, killing a bank executive and his brother, a longtime Medtronic employee

Tod R. Edwards (Sept) the Group Vice President for M&T Bank, Lancaster and Harrisburg Offices

Christophe de Margerie (Oct) Total’s CEO

Calogero "Charlie" Gambino (Oct 20) A senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer

Scott Jeffrey Therriault BTRE, Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase in 2002, Merrill Lynch, etc.

Jeffrey H. Schwartz, former ProLogis CEO chairman of the Executive Committee and co-Founder Global Logistic Properties

Thierry Leyne a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the International Monetary Fund, was found dead

Shawn Miller      Shawn D. Miller (Nov), 42, Managing Director Citigroup, New York

Johnny Elichaoff

 Huibert Gerald Boumeester(Dec 8) 49,A DUTCH financier who went missing after leaving his job at troubled banking group ABN Amro ABN AMRO Bank N.V

Robert Matthews Vice Chairman of Commercial Banking and a member of the C itizens Financial Group board of directors

venera minakhmetova

Jeffrey Corzine son of Jon Corzine, the former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and governor of New Jersey.

Nov. 2014 Hong Kong police Monday charged a British banker [Rurik George Caton Jutting] with killing two women, including an Indonesian woman whose body was found inside a suitcase on the balcony of the man's upscale apartment, authorities said.

Jutting is a University of Cambridge graduate who had been working in structured equity finance and trading for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong since July 2013 and before that in London for about three years, according to a listing on LinkedIn. Prior to that, he worked for Barclays....

Court documents listed his nationality as British and his occupation as a “Banker of Bank of America.” Jutting worked for the bank until recently, Bank of America Merrill Lynch spokesman Paul Scanlon said Sunday.

The city hasn't seen such a high-profile case involving a foreign resident since the “Milkshake Murder” case in 2003, in which American expatriate housewife Nancy Kissel was convicted of bludgeoning her high-flying banker husband to death after giving him a strawberry milkshake laced with a sedative. Kissel is serving a life sentence for killing her husband, Robert Kissel, who coincidentally also worked at Merrill Lynch, which was later bought by Bank of America. 


Irving Kahn

James "Jimmy" Lee one of the top investment bankers on Wall Street and Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase JPM

Michael Treichl  Michael Tabacchi J.P. Morgan Chase & Company

Kate Matrosova-Farhoodi a New York-based credit trader for France’s BNP Paribas SA. Her husband Charlie Farhoodi is a vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York.

marcin kania Citigroup He had studied at the Cass Business School in London between 2006 and 2009 before gaining work as an intern with JPMorgan Chase & Co in New York and with BNP Paribas SA in Paris. NEW

William Farrington Modal Trigger Banker NEW

Aditya Tomar worked at JPMorgan

John Noyce Goldman Sachs technical analyst...He had worked at Citigroup

Michael Flanagan head of Foreign Exchange, National Australia Bank, London, England

Sarvshreshth-Gupta analyst at Goldman Sachs

Thomas J Hughes was an associate at global independent investment bank Moelis & Company (NYSE:MC) ....He had had jobs with Swiss company UBS and then Citibank..

Omar Meza AIG executive

Michael Flanagan Head of Foreign Exchange Institutional Sales at National Australia Bank.....Having previously worked for HSBC as an Associate Director, and for the Royal Bank of Scotland as a Treasury Analyst. RBS

Chris van Eeghen head of syndicate and corporate finance markets at ABN Amro Group NV

Ed Gilligan American Express President


Aleksandr Potyomkin The director of the Russian Central Commercial Bank in the capital of Russia's region of Bashkortostan, Ufa May 4, 2016 -Shot

Alex Lagowitz a credit trading analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch banker plummeted from his 26th floor New York City apartment

Roger Agnelli banker who turned a Brazil mining company into the world’s largest iron-ore producer.

James Starkey worked for several financial consultancy firms including Goldman Sachs, Ernst and Young and JP Morgan

Christopher Sanfeliz A JPMorgan Chase personal banker in Tampa FL

Oliver Dearlove Coutts.Relationship manager who worked for Duncan Lawrie bank in Belgravia, London, having previously worked for Coutts, (the Queens bank), and Barclays.

Korkki sisters Annie Korkki, 37, worked for JP Morgan Chase in Denver and Robin Korkki, 42, was a trader from Chicago .

Samuel Fisher Goldman Sachs investment banking analyst

Raul G. Valdes-Fauli president and CEO of Professional Bank

John Patrick Sheehan Managing Director for public finance at Wells Fargo&Co. in New York


Margaret Fagenson wife of Wall Street tycoon Robert Fagenson

Joseph Crenshaw senior executive at First Tennessee Bank

Steve Rains President and CEO of Progressive Savings Bank and Rains Agency[TN]

Kevin Bell Head of credit risk at Arrowgrass Capital Partners. He previously worked at Saba Capital Management, Citadel Investment group, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.

 CEO of the investment firm Infraccess

Michael Treichl (Michael Benedikt Lukas Alfred Treichl J.D). a Managing Partner at Audley Capital Advisors, LLP. Mr. Treichl is Co-Founder of Audley Capital Advisors, LLP. and has 25 years of transaction experience in investment banking and private equity.

Chris Daniel manager at Exchange Bank

Levon Mathews president and CEO of F&M Bank and Trust Company in Hannibal

Miguel Blesa former President of Caja Madrid bank (Spain)

Lindsey Jacoby She had held recruiting positions at Oppenheimer and Co., JPMorgan and Citigroup, and served as the CEO and president at her own firm, Jacoby Staffing


Top Eexecutive- Germany's Deutsche Bank His name wasn't released to the media.

Matthew Mellon from the Mellon and Drexel families of Bank of New York Mellon and Drexel Burnham Lambert

Yin Jinbao  The head of a major bank in northern China was found dead in his office in an apparent suicide