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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0b1knob's picture

Ivins, the man who did the anthrax mailing after 9/11, committed suicide by taking Tylenol.   No autopsy ever performed.  FBI didn't want one.

TYLENOL!!!!  Suspicious much?

Spumoni's picture

Don't you read Mother Jones Magazine, man? Tylenol is really bad for your liver-which is why i drink Scotch...

nmewn's picture

So, we can say Lydia's government supplied healthcare (its France) "therapy" was a success or was this a company provided benefit?

Yes, prolly to soon ;-)

cynicalskeptic's picture

Tylenol AND Scotch - THAT'LL get you...... Tylenol combined with alcohol will wipe out your live in no time

Van Halen's picture

I'll take the American Lydia's question for $17 trillion, Alex!






SheepDog-One's picture

The names we want to see are the ones pushing the lower level ones off the ledge.

McMolotov's picture

Yes, and to take care of those names will require beheading, a stake through the heart, and/or exposure to sunlight.

johngaltfla's picture

This thread and others like it suck until we start hearing about Fed banksters copying the rest.

knukles's picture

Oh,I was thinking of enemas.
Lots and lots of enemas. 

LetThemEatRand's picture

Generic, Walgreen's brand enemas.  None of the fancy stuff.

knukles's picture

That's kinda like this woman I know who is a manic depressive and suicidal.
She just got promoted at the county/state/federally funded mental illness center hereabouts counseling...
Are you ready?

Suicidal people.


blindman's picture

it takes one to know one. but then again
you have to wonder if all that counseling
doesn't just make a person crazier enough
to want to end it all. i say throw yourself
into the ocean at a safe depth and see what happens.
what also works well is physical inversion therapy,
something about being upside down repairs weird
perspective issues and invigorates a body,
and its cheap.

Tapeworm's picture

as silly as this comment seems on inversion, it really does many people some good. (inversion, not silly comments, but that too might be our salvation.)

blindman's picture

there is nothing silly about inversion if you
consider the circulatory system and the valves
in the veins of human extremities, gravity and
the debris that accumulates in the system.
thank you for using the word salvation and your
comment in general.

ILLILLILLI's picture

Always consult an expert with experience...

Spumoni's picture

K, you really don't want to look in that trunk...can't let aht stuff outta there...ugh...can't breathe...put it back IN, MAN!!! Aw shit. Too late. 

Van Halen's picture

The names we want to see are the ones pushing the lower level ones off the ledge.

No, no, no.

The names we want to see are the ones who give the order to the ones who make the phone call who tell the ones to tell the ones to push the lower level ones off the ledge.

Pure Evil's picture

Its like the old saying about having to out run zombies.

In this case they don't have to out run the torch and pitchfork crowd, they just have to throw some lower level flunky from the top of the building to keep the mob happy.

But, just like after the French Revolution, once they ran out of aristocrats to behead, the mob started lopping the heads off the Jacobins.

But, not to fret, eventually everyone gets to dance with the grim reaper.

Pure Evil's picture

He bailed on the way to Baghdad.

BanksterSlayer's picture

Anti: because the names that you WANT to be on the list are likely the people who created the list in the first place.

from Dec. 14, 2011

Jamie Dimon threatens to kill Jon Corzine if he didn't raid is clients' accounts:



snodgrass's picture

Only little people get whacked. The ones left - they're the ones who did it or who go along with the rest of the tribe.

Dubaibanker's picture

I wonder how ZH has missed this top banker's suicide who received bribes in Tokyo and worked for a large Korean bank but has not been noted here yet. Please include this soul also in the list of dead bankers.


FSS, Woori Bank agonize over bank official’s suicide

2014-04-09 15:08

When someone suspected of a crime or irregularity commits suicide, it usually has multiple effects -- the investigation comes to a screeching halt, and people are left wondering if the allegations were really true, or if possibly the victim sought to claim his innocence through death. 

The Financial Supervisory Service and Woori Bank are now grappling with these and other questions after a high-ranking bank official was found to have committed suicide amid an illicit loan investigation.

On Monday evening, a car was set on fire in a memorial park in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province.

In the car was a charred body, presumably that of 57-year-old Kim, the former manager of Woori Bank’s Tokyo branch, though an identity match has yet to be confirmed by the National Forensic Service, according to police officials.

Kim had been under investigation for months on suspicions that he took bribes when he was in Tokyo for helping to facilitate an illicit loan, possibly amounting to 60 billion won ($58 million).

Also, FSS officials recently found evidence that large sums had been transferred from Kim’s Tokyo account to his domestic account in Korea, which seemed to add momentum to the probe.

Kim’s suicide, however, has brought the investigation to a halt. 

“No coercive demands or orders were made on Kim during the investigation, but (the suicide) leaves us with a heavy heart,” said an official of the FSS.

In respect of the bereaved family members, the related investigation is to be suspended for a while but will nevertheless proceed as planned afterwards, the official added.

Despite the compassion it is displaying, the financial watchdog cannot avoid the charge that it may have put excessive pressure upon the deceased bank official, who had yet to be formally charged, meaning he was still “innocent.” 

In fact, Kim’s death was reminiscent of the case of a Kookmin Bank official in Tokyo in December last year. He, too, had committed suicide amid an FSS investigation into allegations of raising illicit funds.

While the FSS takes some time off, Woori Bank is left to overcome the lingering suspicions that Kim was indeed responsible for the irregular loan and that he may have attempted to cover up for higher-ranked officials.

By Bae Hyun-jung (tellme@heraldcorp.com)

Copyright Herald Corporation. All rights reserved.

falak pema's picture

why have they been bitten by their doggy bags? 

mrpxsytin's picture

Does anyone know of any ways that one could volunteer some time to helping vets on the edge? 22 suicides a day is hard for me to ignore.

I'm in Australia but I'd be happy to talk on skype to any vets who are seriously considering suicide. 

RafterManFMJ's picture

She was "in therapy." No shit? I find every woman that can afford it is "in therapy." It's cool, gives them something to one-up their less successful friends, and best off all - someone HAS to listen to the blather.

They find themselves cured when the cash or insurance runs out...

WillyGroper's picture

Sounds like you're a raging success with the female company you keep, eh?

RafterManFMJ's picture

Well just reporting my observations, with some hyperbole for seasoning.

snodgrass's picture

Psychotherapy is a fraud invented by Freud and the rest of the tribe. When you have a culture and belief system that drives people crazy, you need a "profession" to minister to them.

TheReplacement's picture

Don't forget the ones being 'suicided' by delay at VA hospitals like the one in Phoenix.  40 vets dead there.

DirkDiggler11's picture

Or dying on a waiting list at their local VA hospital for treatment. Hard to imagine actual reporting coming our of CNN, but this situation is simply despicable.


NOTW777's picture

time to put a banker body count in the ZH header

sad and very suspicious

Never One Roach's picture

Equal Opportunity Suicides.

Spumoni's picture

The 1% is getting smaller. Hope she left her estate to Cliven Bundy.

Doña K's picture

Not to worry. It will soon gather critical mass.

I remember when foreclosures started at a few pctage points and then junped to the thousands. Second wave may be coming soon

lostintheflood's picture

At this rate, this is going to take forever!

best laugh i've had all day...thanks!

Tom_333's picture

The list in the article is not complete - there were also that Belgian dude...and I seem to recall more episodes. It´s turning into the weekly bankster.

Tengri Temujin's picture

Notice how none of these Banker suicides/murders ever gets solved.  I mean all these decades and not like one headline, 'murderer of banker caught etc.'

You wonder if the cops find out its always a BIG donor to the police retirement fund or police ball, or whatever event they got cooking, then the leads get cold all of a sudden.


blindman's picture

nary a whiff of foul play in that circle,
very curious.

antipodean's picture

Ha-bloody-ha. Wouldn't have thought of it myself but that just about sums up the world's whole sorry state and the expectation that it all crashes and burns tomorrow. Very droll

americanspirit's picture

Yes but these are just the jumpers/nailgunners. Think how many are killing themelves slowly with drugs, booze, cigarettes and diet because deep in their hearts they know they are obscene parasites. The death count among bankers is WAY higher than the suicide numbers show - many if not most of these people know in their soul that they have committed unspeakable crimes against innocent people and  that the world would be better off without them.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for politicians.

Spumoni's picture

Hate to be the one to tell you this, but it isn't as bad as all that. Pols and bankers, like lawyers and philosophers, are the same cloth. That cloth clothes lizards, not humans. No soul there at all. Just shapeshifting scumbags from someplace else.

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

What exactly is your beef with philosophers?

Tapeworm's picture

I rather doubt that the pschopathic movers and shakers ever have  a twinge of anything that resembles a conscience.

 Try to picture anyone from the last ten administrations having a "feeling"{ for the tax cows that feed them and then provide vast riches from dilution of the currency. Are you able to conjure up even a single one of these creeps that will stop the looting?

 I was astounded on how the Teleprompter in Cheif was able to pull it off in round one, but the 2012 should be enough to disabuse any one of you in maintaining the utterly discredited notion of a constitutional republic,

 Those that take the constitutional limits of centgoo powers are a tiny tribe.

JuliaS's picture

Apparently, the wrong person jumped. She had superiors.

navy62802's picture

The good news is that there is certainly more upward mobility in the profession now.

Pure Evil's picture

It was definitely one of the glass ceilings that held the fairer sex back in the workplace.