Man Jumps To His Death From JPMorgan London Headquarters

Tyler Durden's picture

Early this morning, at JPM's 33 story high London Headquarters located at 25 Bank Street in Canary Wharf, a 39 year-old man jumped to his death after falling onto a 9th floor roof. The police, who were called to the scene at 8:02 this morning, said they are not treating the death as suspicious and no arrests have been made, suggesting the death was indeed a suicide.  London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended but they could not save the man. 

Bloomberg quotes Jennifer Zuccarelli, a spokeswoman for JPMorgan in London who said that “We are reviewing a very sad incident at 25 Bank Street this morning."  The building and the surrounding area is “currently secure,” she said.

From Bloomberg:

The 11-year-old skyscraper is 33 stories high, according to building-data provider Emporis. It was formerly the European headquarters of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., which filed for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history in 2008.


The bank declined to identify the deceased person or say whether they worked for JPMorgan. The police are waiting for “formal identification,” they said in an e-mailed statement.

London24, which also notes that this is the second high profile banking death within just a few days after Deutsche bank announced its former executive William Broeksmit 58, was found dead in his home on Sunday, caught some tweets describing the incident:

Is this just the first of many banker suicides, if indeed this was a suicide?

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Calculus99's picture

Very sad indeed.


jaap's picture

33... is the magic number...

kaiserhoff's picture

Shades of Vince Foster.

  All of Hillary's crimes are new again.

Headbanger's picture

Shades of 1929 all over again!

And it's not the fall that kills em....

NoDebt's picture

I was wondering how they were going to do that given modern sky scrapers all have sealed windows.  

Time for Jamie Dimon to collect the executive "roof access" keys.

Stackers's picture

Headline tomorrow: senior FX and precious metals trader jumps to his death

tmosley's picture

I guess you guys didn't get the memo about the new "No Whistleblowers Allowed" policy at JPM.

Oracle 911's picture

Jump and do a flip. :)

Keyser's picture

I would vote for thrown. 


Crash Overide's picture

Jamie Dimon isn't 39 is he?    *crosses fingers*

kridkrid's picture

History doesn't repeat, but it does rhyme. WWI and WWII were basically the same war with a brief halftime intermission. During intermission, the global debt Ponzi scheme finished running its course. WWII was a kind of global reset button with a new reserve currency coming out on the other side. If today is 1929, 9/11 would represent the start of WWI. The years in between are the roaring 20's (for China... nouevzeauriche... it works). The Great Depression started in '29, but kind of bounced around some for a bit. It was bad, but people thought it would be short-lived. Then Creditanstalt bank went under in '31 and the shit really hit the fan. I think today is kind of like '31. I think the next big domino to fall will be viewed like the Creditanstalt bank and will plunge the world back into the depression which it never really left. Again... doesn't fit perfectly, only rhymes... but seems pretty aligned.

Bunders's picture

Poor taste alert, if you are of a sensetive disposition please do not follow this link:

Monty Python


Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

how can anyone not click on the link when you type that? +1 anytime for monty python

SunnyDD's picture

." The building and the surrounding area is “currently secure,” 

It's 9-11 all over again me tell ya,

wait, me get to turn on the online CNN see if the Lehman Brothers's  skyscraper do a free fall again.  

de tv gone dark after 9-11 hehe.

talk about domino, there is an other plunge today:

Former top executive at Deutsche Bank found hanged at his Kensington home Read more:
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laomei's picture


Funny how that works... lots of bankers get what they deserve and we all get endless bullshit forever because of it.  No one seems to like making that connection for some reason.

jimmytorpedo's picture

Apparently you don't need rope if you hang them from a high enough tree.

Handful of Dust's picture

"Ok, enough of that nonsense giggling ... now get back to work desks."

DavidC's picture

I really hope that is sarcasm.


SilverIsKing's picture

I personally have no interest in seeing a bloody and mangled corpse but in this day and age of digital photography and the ease by which one can take photos and communicate them to millions i.e. twitpic, Instagram, etc, I'm surprised those tweets didn't include photos.

That said, it's still early. I would bet that someone who saw the scene there took pictures and they will find their way onto the net.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

I'm gonna back your bet up with another bet, that the pic would present an inordinate bag of goo swathed in a pinstripe suit, with hair tufting out from a lobe at one end that was once a human head, now simply a hastily-stuffed cap to a scarecrow-like effigy, perhaps with discernable facial features that show neither pain nor suffering, only absence of life, with limbs bent at angles impossible for an intact living vertabrate, with blood streaming here and there sourced by the various wounds and vectoring according to the laws of gravity, pooling predictably according to the planes of the pavement which may or may not have been fractured or disordered by the impact.  Depending upon the color processing of the device used to take the picture, the blood may present as crimson (if dried or coagulated), to red (if frozen), to a kind of sicky red-orange (if mixed with winter slurry on the sidewalk), and the device's pixelation of the once-facial features may translate from outright ghastly to subtly comical, depending upon the viewer's inner reflections of the image.

PhilofOz's picture

Pavement? Understand he landed on a roof... don't know if it was a tin roof or concrete, if the latter, guess your description is correct. Are you a proffesional writer bye chance?

Croesus's picture

@ Richard Chesler: 

You beat me to it...

johnnymustardseed's picture

Jamie Dimon??? Upset they were fined 20 Billion Dollars?

Mesquite's picture

Naw, he got a 74% raise... Surely not depressed..

johnconnor's picture

we just need the other 100,000 plus employees to jump as well

Volaille de Bresse's picture

Yeah I hope he'll start a trend among his co-workers... C'mon follow the leader!

SquirrelButtDan's picture

@ Jaap   Yes, why 33 same sex couples married at the music awards the other night.

Laughing Stock's picture



File under "Good" and "Who gives a shit"

DavidC's picture

Maybe it hasn't occurred to you that the ones most likely to do this are the ones with a sense of morality or integrity. Not all banking staff are sociopaths. Would Dimon do it? No.


The They's picture

Or the selfish ones who realize they're about to lose all their money and go to jail

fonzannoon's picture

My guess is it's not someone who had a sudden attack of morality...if it's anything like NY it's someone who found out they got a 1.5 mil bonus instead of a 2 mil bonus.\

zeta34's picture

I know this guy, he was an IT guy, not a banker as described.  His bonus was going to be in the 30k range, and pretty well predicted...not $2M as posited here.

robertocarlos's picture

No banker is ever going to goal.

Ranger4564's picture

Maybe he lost all of someone else's money and was scared shitless. Morality? Integrity? Banking? Bankers?

I've learned one thing... I don't agree with you. All banking staff are sociopaths. Look at the world through the windows, people are suffering due to banker fraud. If the people continue to go to work at said bank to facilitate this shit, then they are sociopaths. You can't keep blaming someone else. Sometimes, like this guy at least admitted, the blame lies at ones feet.

And by the way, all Google staff are also sociopaths. And all staff at the NSA, at the CIA, at DHS, etc. Anyone who is facilitating the destruction of society / civilization / citizens is a sociopath.

And, to conclude, if you were not already delusional, I'd recommend you save your sympathy for those average citizens who die every fucking day, including those who jump / immolate / suicide - murder, due to the extreme fraud being perpetrated by the sociopathic bankers.

Deo vindice's picture

"All banking staff are sociopaths." Really?

And all generalizations are false (including this one).

That is just plain wrong. Many entry level employees just want a job and are probably not educated as to the evils of the banking system.

I have always felt that Communism was evil, but that didn't mean I hated every citizen of the Soviet Union. I hated the system.

Many years ago I worked at a bank for about 2 years. When I got educated about their ways and could not accept them, I quit.

Ranger4564's picture

If you deny responsibility, there will be no reform.


My definition starts and ends here: Complicit.



PhilofOz's picture

"All banking staff are sociopaths." Really?


Well he exaggerated a little bit.... 90% of banking staff are sociopaths and psychopaths.

mick_richfield's picture

I think he would probably commit suicide in the more modern tradition -- by shooting himself in the back of the head three times after tying his hands behind his back.  And then writing a suicide note exonerating his masters.

TideFighter's picture

"As Lord is my witness, I thought Turkeys could fly!"

saulysw's picture

You got me - that was hilarious. If you are reading this and not getting it, search YouTube for "Turkey drop"...

Leonardo Fibonacci2's picture

I am not mad, i just get suicidal!