52 Year-Old French Banker Jumps To Her Death In Paris (After Questioning Her Superiors)

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There have been 13 senior financial services executives deaths around the world this year, but the most notable thing about the sad suicide of the 14th, a 52-year-old banker at France's Bred-Banque-Populaire, is she is the first female. As Le Parisien reports, Lydia (no surname given) jumped from the bank's Paris headquarter's 14th floor shortly before 10am. FranceTV added that sources said "she questioned her superiors before jumping out the window," but the bank denies it noting that she had been in therpapy for several years.


FranceTV and Le Parisien reports,

An employee of the Bred-Banque Populaire has committed suicide, Tuesday, April 22 in the morning at the headquarters of the bank. On her arrival at headquarters, quai de la Rapee, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris...


The incident occurred shortly before 10 am, 200 meters from the Ministry of Finance.




According to our sources, she questioned his superiors before jumping out the window, that formally denies the direction of the Bank.


"There is absolutely no evidence for designating his relationships with his hierarchy as responsible or letter or message " insists the direction of the communication FranceTV info.


It also speaks of a "very painful moment for the company" .




In an email to all employees consulted by FranceTV info, the management of the bank confirms the "death by suicide" and said "severely affected." It shows have established a psychological unit.




"For the moment, nothing puts the company in question, says the majority union SUNI-Bred/UNSA. The employee got along very well with her new team, her superior is very nice.


"According to a close," Lydia lived alone, in a difficult environment.


The human resources department states that this inhabitant of Ivry was in therapy for several years. Each describes a "secretive" but "very well known and popular" woman, but "never spoke of it."

This is the 14th 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

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StacksOnStacks's picture

At this rate, this is going to take forever!

fonzannoon's picture

I wish someone kept these stats prior to last year so we could have some perspective on this. Meanwhile 22 vets a day are committing suicide. 

McMolotov's picture

Yeah, but 22 vets a day is a small price to pay for...




...I've got nothing.

Antifaschistische's picture

This whole revelation is very upsetting to me.   How come the names that keep popping up on this growing list are NEVER the names that I WANT on this list!!

knukles's picture

I'll take Lydia's question for a $1000, Alex 

...this is what happens when foie gras is no longer served in the staff cafeteria...

dryam's picture

The problem is that the wrong bankers are jumping, or being pushed however you want to look at it.

knukles's picture

So France's equivalent of Department of Health, Human Services, Fraternity, Egality and Susceptibility to Sexual Advances by DSK in the Workplace will simply state that "She was pushed over the edge."

maniacal laughter... get it, pushed over the edge... suicidal, pushed... ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

0b1knob's picture

The don't have pistols or nail guns in France?

Come to think of it they probably don't....

Chris Jusset's picture

Her name is Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, and she guest-starred on Breaking Bad.

Tengri Temujin's picture

They always use that 'was going to therapy for some mood disorder crap' whenever they knock off the ladies, cause nobody will buy the she used a nailgun on herself.  I am though waiting for the one where she ran herself repeatedly under the sewing machine untill she exanguinated via 1000 little holes.

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

When are we going to see Blankfein on the list or Dimon? Ohh, yeah the same reason why Corzine is in jail.... never mind.

old naughty's picture

another in-therapy bite the dust...

can't we at least show some emotion for her, no?

MiguelitoRaton's picture

Her superiors swear she jumped. In other news, nobody else questioned her superiors, nor will they ever again.

remain calm's picture

Means nothing, unless minutes before jumping she was on a three way phone call with Yellen and Draghi. Then we got action.

markmotive's picture

Banking, government, military, war...it's all intertwined.

F@ck with the banks and you get the 800lb gorrilla on you.

All Wars are Bankers Wars


James_Cole's picture

Tyler is really going off the reservation with this banker death thing. Wow 14 have died this year OMG

Mentally unbalanced woman jumps to her death after speaking with her colleagues, yep, clearly they pushed her!

"vattt you are you going to tell the public about our <insert random well-tread banker crime here>, no way sister, that'd be the end of us! Out zee window!"

gmrpeabody's picture

French baker jumps off the Bred building...,

oh, wait...

weburke's picture

oh those japanese, for a minute they have the yen valued in a way they could buy america on the cheap, then, they fall, and over 1,000 of the banker Japanese commit suicide. Only there, they were forced to write suicide letters. One very high level guy who was asked by the govt to take charge, was suicided with letter of course, and the neighbors heard through the paper walls, him crying and pleading. But, he had to go I suppose, no big inquiry to all that, or, a number of other Japan related issues. There must have been some serious opposition in Japan to the west built into the japanese men culture around ww2, all I can figure as to why about 80 Japanese cities were -Firebombed- . Dresden times 80. Not to mention that amazing targetting that happened at Hiroshima. They have to obey or else. Same with us.


MontgomeryScott's picture

Shit, you sound like that Catholic Papal-apologist who used to post here! Francis... Francis someone...

1) THE BANK said that she was 'mentally unbalanced'.

2) YOU TRUST their statements, and BANKS NEVER make mistakes (or start wars).

THERFORE, simple one, YOU are the one who is IMBALANCED.

     YOU never DID grasp the concept of TYLER DURDEN, did you?

     I AM TYLER.

Of course, WB7, and Testosterone Pit, and GoldCore, and George Washington, and Pheonix capital, and Botox, and Reggie Middleton, and some others like us (them) make up 'TYLER', you stupid, misled, gullible little twat. They like to be referred to as 'THE TYLERS', you frigging MORON.

HEY... It's the FIGHT CLUB here, and you are too stupid to realize that you have signed on for a few comments.


The death by several wounds to the back of the head at close range by a shotgun was determined to be a SUICIDE, by the OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION. I DID, NOT, HAVE, SEX with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky. I have been authorized to assure you that there is NO, REASONABLE, CAUSE for alarm. I'm from the GOVERNMENT, and I'm here to HELP. Mobile weapons labs have been discovered by satellite imagery. Lacking a pure impetuous, the realization of our goals cannot be achieved, short of another 'Pearl harbor' event. (Sorry, this last paraphrased statement is somewhat 'off subject', but it is contained in page 78 of the PNAC 'Rebuilding America's Defences' document, on the PDF version of the file that I DOWNLOADED toremind fuckers like 'James-Cole' that the WORLD is AWARE of what is happening, even though this evil fuck thinks it is all 'in the dark', or 'OCCULT').

YOU fucking sociopathic MORON! YOU actually TRUST the statement of the BANK that she happened to 'SUICIDE' from? let me QUOITE your pathetic defence of those oligarcical BASTARDS:

"Mentally unbalanced woman jumps to her death after speaking with her colleagues, yep, clearly they pushed her!"

Say, I promise that i won't come in your mouth, Jimmy. NO, it won't hurt when I put it in. I'll just put the TIP in. NO, you aren't getting fucked in the ass. WAIT, you did, but since I wore a condom and didn't come inside you, you are NOT a faggot for liking the way your MIND is getting FUCKED (like my dick feels inside you).

I don't suppose you would care to retract and re-think your inane and juvenile puerile statement at this time. After all, bankers OFTEN jump from tall buildings after having disagreements with the ones who OWN THEM (oops, I mean, the people that they trust and work for). MENAL IMBALACES are OFTEN the result of a sudden fit of CONSCIENCE, aren't they, you fucking murderous BASTARD? The BANK she WORKED FOR said so, after all, and THEY are HONEST as the day is LONG, aren't they, you pathetic MINION?

Gee, maybe next time, I'll tell you how I REALLY feel, you stupid little girlie fuck.


If you enter this contest NOW, I'll personally send you two tickets to the Bohemian Grove! MEET the ELITE, and witness the 'Creamation Of Care', as the Moloch Owl-worshippers decry CONSCIENCE, in favor of The Lie that they think is 'TRUTH'! ACT NOW, you worthless eater, before the offer EXPIRES (like they are doing to YOU).


I think I need a drink.

The name was FRANCIS_SAWYER, by the way. He had the right idea, but not enough knowledge, JAMES_COLE. HE was a chickenshit, in the end.

I'm sure that the my German compatriots appreciate your use of quotations and Yiddish intonations, and the unwashed masses (like me) fail to understand the psychological war that you are using offensively.

IN THE END... 88 million views, according to GOOKLETUBE...



Yeah, I have targeted all those who try to dispell TRUTH.






James_Cole's picture


Speaking of mentally unbalanced, been to your doc lately MontScott?

And linkin park video wtf?



EddieBurgerPie's picture

Hahaha. You actually read all that blather from MS? I got through a few sentances and moved on. Reading some of the comments here is like taking a stroll down a mental ward corridor. Some of is entertaining, some have truely new perspectives, and some just totally batshit crazy. I guess that is why I feel so at home here in the comment section. 

I am EddieBurgerPie I am EddieBurgerPie I am EddieBurgerPie!!!!!!!!I!AM!EDDIE!BURGER!PIE!

See, I can do non compos mentis too!

BTW, I am Eddie Burger FUCKIN' Pie.

Quus Ant's picture

Holy Sheeeit, that's a comment for the ages.  Horrifically beautifl.  Like watching Christy Turlington run over by a steamroller.

CaptainObvious's picture

Had to log in just to +1 this, and I wish it could have been +100.  Well done, sir.

wintermute's picture

Autumn Radtke's passing is another mysterious event. She was in financial services too.



Wahooo's picture

Blankfein, Dimon, Geithner, et. al. will not jump from roofs - they will be THROWN.

failure to perform's picture

I hope so! And I hope it will be televised!

Four chan's picture

women can bleed profusely and still live.

SoCalBusted's picture

Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and still lives.

MontgomeryScott's picture

Zsa Zsa Gabor's sister, Eva, was on television (I think it was 'The Tonight Show', with Johnny Carson) one time, and was asked why she didn't trust dogs.

She replied that she didn't trust anyone who would lick her, but not marry her.


They bleed for a WEEK a MONTH, and still live (unless they're pregnant, or in menoupause).

blindman's picture

being french, she painted herself into a corner with
a view.
apologies, that was a shameless and grotesquely
insensitive attempt at cheap humor but i can't help it.
Working French guillotine expected to fetch thousands at auction
The guillotine awaiting auction in Nantes
AFP PHOTO/Damien Meyer
A 19th century guillotine, still in perfect working order, is to be auctioned in France on Thursday and is expected to fetch up to 60,000 euros. ...

SolarSystem1932's picture

Checkout the eye on that blade (view image and zoom in).


dogbreath's picture

Vintage guillotine, brass n wood n steel!!!    I bet it goes for double that. 

blindman's picture

it will be interesting to see, if possible, who
wins the auction.

BidnessMan's picture

Well here in the USA there are 4 times as many suicides as gun deaths. So obviously suicide needs to be banned.

edotabin's picture

Perhaps heavily regulated. That way, some big pharma company can create the anti-suicide pill. Naturally, the pill will be approved by the FDA regardless of the fact that it will have  20x more detrimental side effects to make you wish you were dead in the first place. We can watch endless commericials about it too. Then after some years, we can watch the lawyers try to get their share (all while being fair and just of course) as they sue big pharma. That's ok though. THe lawsuit will always be for far less than what the drug brought it, so let 'em have at it. Good business!

Who knows? Maybe after all that they can come out with the vaccine version and add it to the God knows how many they give kids these days.



trader1's picture

well, supply side is one perspective.

the demand side also plays a role here.


CaptainObvious's picture

Big Pharma will never make an anti-suicide pill, because they don't know how.  Shit, half the crap they market these days causes "suicidal thoughts and ideation", and those pills are meant to combat sleeplessness and tobacco addiction and anxiety and the like.

MontgomeryScott's picture

If you REALLY want to solve a PROBLEM, you need to get to the ROOT CAUSE.

It is OBVIOUS that TALL BUILDINGS need to be banned, because suicidal people won't be able to kill themselves in this fashion.


1) I, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, DO HEREBY DECREE AND DECLARE PY PRESIDENTIAL ORDER, that all structures over one storey tall are hereby defined as 'HAZOURDOUS EDIFICES' as outlined in PPD 123666,; and, FURTHER; I, by the POWERS and DOMINION of MY office, call upon the DHS to ERADICATE all structures over the height of 2 (two) meters in altitude over the natually-existing 'lay of the land', as defined by EPA statute hex hexocanta Hex-Hex (Six-Sigma-six-Six), as duly signed in to law by my predecessors Carter, Nixon, Kissinger, Ford, Clinton, and Bush [both the Younger and the Senior] .

1) (A) the use of any weapons at my (OUR) disposal is hereby granted, under the 'Save A Banker Woman' Bill, duly authorized and codified under 'law', this day, the 24th of april, 2014.

2) All your shit are belong to US, including YOUR ASS, plebes. You thought that the white-boy 'Duck And Cover' shit was all a JOKE! DAMN!


My nappy-headed mullato brother from another mother has already taken care of this for you-all.


astoriajoe's picture

Nail guns would put too many people out of work.

PT's picture

Good to see a woman committed to taking on the bad with the good in this new, "equal opportunity" world.  Now we just need some govt drone telling us there is still too much inequality and female banking suicides must somehow be made up to a mandatory 50%.


Or did she have to go to her superiors to ask for permission?


Still sounds like the wrong ones are dying and the wrong ones staying alive.

Repeat request to bankers:  DON'T WAIT!  SPILL THE BEANS NOW, EVERYWHERE!
Or could it be possible that they don't even understand what beans they have until it is too late?
"Don't worry about that bit - that's MY job.  You just worry about YOUR job."

Fiat Envy's picture

Motley Crue would never fucking OD.  

MontgomeryScott's picture

Nikki Sixx, while fucking overdosed on heroin, Meth, and Alcohol, drove his car in to a young woman in Redondo Beach, California.

He killed her. Her body flew about 170 feet before hitting the side of a house.

Naturally, the 'District judge' of Redondo Beach, Califuckingfornia, 'adjudiated' the manslaughter sentence, and Nikki Sixx was 'forced' to make some 'public service announcements'; regarding his murder of this woman.


Nikki Sixx was the 'lead singer' of that 'Motley Spue' band, and the story you just read is the TRUTH (just so those foreign to this land might understand the comment that I am replying to).


REALITY is a CRUEL master!




slvrizgold's picture

Sorry dude wrong answer. Nikki sixx was the bass player.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

if you are going to off yourself (talking to those who are ex military and current crop) Please, Please take a wall street bankster or DC criminal with you, take that as your last mission. Over. Out.

espirit's picture

I wonder if her hands were tied behind her back and had two nails inserted above the left ear before she 'jumped'.

Another coppertop has left the Matrix.

Tengri Temujin's picture

She jumped with a bungee cord wrapped around her neck, the right length so she would smash into the ground but short enough that she would be yanked back up to ensure strangulation.

I'm still waiting for the guy who kills himself with the butterknife