Skip to comments.Banker leaps to his death in finance world’s 8th suicide this year
Posted on 03/18/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A 28-year old Manhattan investment banker has died after an apparent suicide, police sources said.
Kenneth Bellando, who worked at Levy Capital since January, was found dead on the sidewalk outside his East Side building on March 12, after allegedly jumping from the sixth-story roof, sources said.
Bellando, a former investment bank analyst at JPMorgan, is the son of John Bellando, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Condé Nast. His brother, John, a top Chief Investment Officer with JPMorgan, works on risk exposure valuations.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Why is Obama killing off bankers?
Is jumping from the sixth floor to commit suicide really that smart? It could end up just being excruciatingly painful, and be quite embarrassing, to boot.
And if he’s not we need to know why they are committing suicide.
Re sixth floor: He was being conservative, probably more conservative than in his investment practices.
Maybe he thought he could fly.
Obama is just a hired hand, all he’s doing is reading whatever is on the teleprompter and taking vacations.
The best explanation for all these bankers who have somehow lost the will to live I’ve heard is from Douglas J Hagmann who was on Coast-to-Coast a few nights ago. He says it has to do with the end of the US dollar as a reserve currency and the subsequent looting of America’s remaining wealth.
We need to start some banker suicide jokes.
What do you get when you cross a Banker a Bhuddist Monk and a can of Gasoline?
There are certain drugs (some hallucinogenic mushrooms) which cause an urge to jump to one’s death. I can’t remember the specifics because it’s been a long time since I read about.
There was a monty python bit about bankers jumping from windows....very dark and funny.
No, it’s because they are mad at God and don’t see any other way out of this torturous life. The worst part is that they were tricked by evil into thinking suicide is a legitimate way out.
Just like my grandparents had told me about during the Depression. If you were already scraping by you found a way to make do and carry on. Those who had become accustomed to the good life could not bear the thought of going back to the bottom of the ladder.
“There are certain drugs (some hallucinogenic mushrooms) which cause an urge to jump to ones death. I cant remember the specifics because its been a long time since I read about.”
Been a longer time since I did that. ;-)
I report this not without a certain empathy for the sentiments of the singer.
...to my shame, I must admit.
Does anyone really think these were all actual suicides? How about Richard Talley, 57 founder and CEO of American Title? Talley reportedly died on Feb 6 from seven or eight self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun fired into his torso and head.
Yup, most severe case of “suicide” I ever heard of.
I agree, that is not a suicide
You really do have to admire his commitment and determination.
the mains stuff starts in twenty seconds...
Why aren't politicians more like bankers?
Dangit, you beat me to pinging him.
Maybe it’s not suicide. Maybe, like the 4yr old boy up the block, they’re just trying to fly...
Are they all wearing superman capes?
A 28 year old banker is going to commit suicide because of the end of the US dollar as a reserve currency? Really? I figure its more likely his girlfriend dumped him.
Whatever it is generates plenty of heat but little of interest.
Implausible. If they were that clued in to some impending, disastrous currency move, they’d have just parked the majority of their own liquid assets in a stable first-world currency other than the dollar rather than being difficult and getting themselves suicided.
Maybe in a sober moment, they realize what they have done to people and can’t live with it,or let somebody know they were going to spill the beans. If these are really suicides, I have always felt that a person that kills himself knew what he had done more so than I did, so it is his choice. Not very Christian I know, but maybe an act of free will.
If these are murders, different story. Brings to mind the Vatican banker found hung from a bridge years ago.
I agree it’s implausible but something is going on here. I don’t buy that all these high-finance types have suddenly decided to off themselves. This isn’t a bunch of middle school girls in a copy-cat suicide ring.
My uneducated guess is that these deaths are serving as a warning to everyone else involved in the destruction of the US dollar. No one who values their life will feel motivated to reveal the details of any anomalies they might observe in the currency and commodity markets in the near future.
"Must be a Board Meeting."
Because the politicians don't have any skin in the game and are mostly not accountable to anyone.
I am not a banker, although my screen name may suggest otherwise. I just don't understand the animosity toward bankers here on Free Republic when the root of most of our financial problems are caused by the people in our governments, all branches and all levels.
What do you get when you cross a mason with a banker?
The crossed mason has the banker killed!
Maybe there’s a Star Chamber at work, under the realization that these people are immune to the normal consequences of criminal behavior.
If such a process is at work, and humans being what they are, someone will fight back at some point and some of the “killers” may get the surprise of their lives.( imagine a very pissed off financier uploading the picture of a dead would be assassin on the web!) If wealth is being stolen, you can’t hide the wealth very long....it exposes those doing the stealing in the long run. It’s just that things will get very nasty before the end games work themselves out.
Like the other stories of these apparent suicide of bankers there is no mention of a note.
Reminds me of ALAS BABYLOn - scene where after world gets nuked the banker unable to face reality that world has changed shoots humself........
You think Obama pushed him?
I would liken this to what some Wall Street investors did after the crash in 1929 except that these individuals are doing it pre-crash because they see it coming and know it’s going to make 1929 look like child’s play.
The financial sector has always had one of the highest rates of suicide, when ranked by profession. Why the sudden concern?
There are no predictable outcomes from giving people hallucinogenic drugs. They might think they can fly, but they are just as likely to run around naked or stare at the carpet for four hours.
Well, they ARE the Masters of the Universe.
Or vote Democrat.
A good day to die?
Here’s one for your dead bankers article list.
I’ve updated my Hussein theory.
I think he was installed by the Chicago Mafia (just like JFK was).
With Hussein as their Spokesmoslem, they’ve managed to unite the Mafia, global Communists, Banksters, the Moslem Brotherhood, Libtards, unions, and the Marxist Media.
Anybody who doesnt cooperate gets threatened and/or killed.
5 days ago the US govt announced they’re suing 16 banks for LIBOR rigging.
48 hours before that, Corzine’s son ‘killed himself’ too.
The Chicago Mafia is warping the statistical laws of probability to the point this feels like the Twilight Zone. Either that, or they’re killing people.
I think the correct answer is ‘they’re killing people.’
Dead Pool update
Notice how they are all falling off of roofs—all over the world.
Someone is killing them.
To me it seems like someone is getting rid of potential whistle blowers.