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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Notsobadwlad's picture

Sigh ... she probably overheard something she was not meant to hear.

Caveman93's picture

Better to not question. Just leave quietly with your dignity and brains intact.

AdrenalineTrade's picture

Can the undead really die?

Bunders's picture

Will western banks be getting the same suicide nets that Foxconn use in their factory in china?

Millivanilli's picture

Nice iron fences with pointy ends might work.  

PT's picture

And a doorway to the outside of the 50th floor, labelled "Canteen ... and Bar with Hookers and Blow".


Totentänzerlied's picture

Time to reiterate because no one seems to get it.

They've all been replaced. There is a virtually inexhaustible queue of eager replacements, with more entering every day.

PT's picture

I'll let you repeat that from time to time.  It might eventually sink in.

nathan1234's picture

For a moment I was filled with joy thinking it was Blythe who suddenly had a bout with her conscience and could no longer live with herself . Then alas, I found it was a Lydia and not Blythe.

Oh well one can hope and the future is bright

Lmo Mutton's picture

14 shmorteen. Wake me up when we hit triple digits.

kchrisc's picture

Maybe a Malaysian Airlines gambling junket charter flight to Malacca or something?!

resaci's picture

Wait'n for a 2fer. One out the window takes out one on the ground!

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Maybe we can have bets on who will jump next!


Rising Sun's picture

First pair of tits to splat the pavement.


Equality has its privileges.


Good for you bitch.

bunnyswanson's picture

She questions her "superiors" and then leaps to her death.  You buy this?  Much easier to consider murder.  52 year old women use pills or MVA collisions if without pills.  They want tto look good in the casket for their family to say their last farewells. 

Here is some advice if anyone actually cares about turning this ship called the Titanic around...stalk the bankers who are most apt to be murdered and you'll find their assassins.  Are they are private detectives left in this sorry excuse of a population of adults?

kchrisc's picture

I am going to petition Starbucks for permission to install guillotines in stores near bankster clusters. That, I hope, will speed up the pace. Easier to clean up as well.

ramacers's picture

still waiting to hear if jurgen herrmann's (Litchenstein) body was ever recovered.

PT's picture

Keep up the good fight.

evernewecon's picture



Even if the next one just doesn't

want to talk to anyone they might

at least first go to Fukushima and

put some fuel rods back in their

boxes.   Carefully.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

At this rate, we are going to have to provide some monetary inducement...

alentia's picture

Banker from Lichtenstein is missing from the list.

mogul rider's picture

Maybe these idiots could just do a polar bear swim-like event where they all jump at once

mogul rider's picture

I'm sure the HFT weenies renting NY apartments will be the next jumpers as the big Obummer machine rolls them over looking for campaign contributions.

TomGa's picture

Finally they're getting the message....


Jump You Fuckers ~ Gene Burnett



"Open up the window,

Check out the view, 

and jump you fuckers."



idontcare's picture

"Lydia oh Lydia"....c'mon, tell me anyone who watched the finale of Breaking Bad doesn't have this jingle running through their head now.

q99x2's picture

Jumpin jumpin jumpin

Keep dem banksters jumpin.


Head em up bail em out 

Ride em in fling em out.

Luckhasit's picture

Don't ask questions. 

Just spill secrets. 

Deep Throat. 

james.connolly's picture

Amazing how little news this story is getting, and the fact that her name is being held, ... ... hmmm

Move along ... nothing here ...

An employee of the Bred- jumped from the 14th floor of the bank's headquarters on Tuesday morning, quai de la Rapee to . This 52 year old woman was affected in Créteil (Val-de-Marne) since November. The incident occurred shortly before 10 am, 200 meters from the Ministry of Finance. Psychological cell was opened on Tuesday to assist employees in shock.

Some attended the scene. An police began Wednesday, as well as that of the Health Committee (HSC) of the company.

"For the moment, nothing puts the company in question, says the majority union SUNI-Bred/UNSA. The employee got along very well with his new team, his 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 therapeutic half for several years. Each describes a "secret" "very well known and popular" woman, but "never spoke of it." A homage will be Tuesday, April 29, at the sites of Créteil and Paris. They employ respectively 1100 and 350 employees.

DeFeralCat's picture

I guess jumping frogs don't always land on their feet.

Ghostdog's picture

These fuckers cant even commit suicide efficiently.. Perhaps if you tell them they can add hidden fees to each suicide it will put the whole effort in full force.

Yes_Questions's picture



My  condolences to the family.




the ones she loves and love her.



Dre4dwolf's picture

I bet they are all brainwashed and when their boss reads a certain number outloud they get the queue signal to go kill themselves.

duhhhhhh's picture

Perhaps this is a variation of the  "multiples effect" in which the Collective conscious 

ness makes paradigm shifting discoveries in seemingly isolated locations all around world at the same time.

 but rather this time becuase it is the banksters consciousness it is just the mere development of a conscience that is shifting the paradigm here.

blindman's picture

and in other breaking news,
erin burnett of cnn states on
her broadcast "it is amazing how
much we don't know"... or something
just like that .... break to commercial.
there must be a lesson or insight in there

Dr. Destructo's picture

She must of responded "how high" when they asked her to jump.

That bitch was dedicated I have to give her that.

tony wilson's picture

Lydia keeps my toothbrush in her apartment and she never complains.

never complains

Well, hardly ever. and then jokingly she says

jokingly she says

got a rothschild hit team on my tail

got a mossad kidron on my tail

i said  boy it's been so long since I held you,

I nearly gave you up for dead. I nearly gave you up for dead. I nearly gave you up for dead.


ohh dear your dead

kind a mossad dead

boeing747's picture

She is 14x leveraged while Ben is 100x leveraged.


One of We's picture

I accept my culpability in the death of this bankster and the rest with more to come.  I am part of a distributed mass conciousness exercise intent on the rooting out and eradication of evil in general with special attention to thieves and scoundrels.  My cohorts are spread accross planet earth, likely across galaxies, and possibly across dimensions and etc.....I do not know who are my co-conspirators and they have no specific kowledge of my complicity in The Purge. 

My only apology is also my proof of innocence as if I was in control of the faculties that have been brought to bear on these members of the banking cartel these would have been some of the last to jump.


My sincerest condolences to the innocent bystander and children in general.

Kelley's picture

Five 'jumping' deaths.


No bullets for forensics. A splattered body would be hard to autopsy for bruises.


And then there is the nail gun suicide where the determined suicider supposedly shot himself six times. Most people would lose their concentration after one nail.

ebear's picture

sometimes life imitates art:


the original is even spookier:



Poor Lydia.  I hope she's finally free.

Spungo's picture

"Meanwhile 22 vets a day are committing suicide"

Even that number doesn't mean anything. When the country is in a state of perpetual warfare ala 1984, 22 people per day probably represents a tiny fraction of the overall number of vets. If 22 high ranking, active duty officers in non-combat roles died in a year, that would definitely get my attention. 

As a few people have pointed out, it's very strange that so many of these suicides are caused by jumping because jumping is not a very common method of suicide. People with access to guns (ie Americans) generally shoot themselves. People with access to cars will either idle the car in a closed garage or pipe the car exhaust into the cab. I've actually tried the car method when I was depressed, and I can vouch that it's a good way to go. Wasn't painful or anything. Someone saved me after I had already passed out.

Rock On Roger's picture

where is disablevet when you need him?

artytom's picture

Unfortunately there is nothing strange in this. The French treat their employees so badly that they have the highest rate of suciside in the world. It's the most appalling country I have ever lived in and I was at the edge of a complete emotional collapse as a result of living there. I hate Paris with a vengence and hope that the French grow up some day and kick those Masonic idiots running the country, into the bloody sea or better yet, a furnace. Bring back the guillotine.

Ban KKiller's picture

Here we like our culture of work to death. With a little exploitation on the side.

Soldiers feel guilty for killing and some Banksters feel huge remorse for their....well, every crime they partook in. 

D-Fens's picture

She got what she deserves.

Look at the ages of those people.  Most (not all) are middle aged or older adults who made their deal with the devil.

Verily I tell everybody who reads this post this:  it's either you or them.  You either understand that and really take it in, or you understand nothing.

Rodders75's picture

If ZH had been arsed to reproduce the full French article it'd have been clear that she was a woman on half time medical leave *for several years* because of psychological problems, a "secret" person who never talked to colleagues about her personal life, living alone in a shitty Paris suburb.

Selon un proche, «Lydie vivait seule, dans un contexte difficile». La direction des ressources humaines précise que cette habitante d’Ivry était à mi-temps thérapeutique depuis plusieurs années. Chacun décrit une femme «secrète», «très connue et appréciée» mais qui «ne parlait jamais d’elle»

Nothing more sinister than that.

La BRED is a sleepy, mediocre bank staffed by workshy fonctionnaires, in France, hardly a hangout for cynical banksters trying to take over the world.

Perhaps some of the other banker clog-popping was suspicious; this is not. Some bankers like some of the general population commit suicide. "Point final" as the French say.

Lazy sensationalism by ZH again.