Monday, February 03, 2014

Things that make you go...


So apparently in the last few days we've had three bankers turn up dead.  I mean sure it could be a coincidence.  I would just point out that the Coincidence Theory of History isn't nearly was well regarded as some others.

As Bloomberg reports, following the deaths of a JPMorgan senior manager (Tuesday) and a Deutsche Bank executive (Sunday), Russell Investments' Chief Economist (and former Fed economist) Mike Dueker was found dead at the side of a highway in Washington State. Police said the death appeared to be a suicide. 

Dueker was reported missing on Jan. 29, and a group of friends had been searching for him along with law enforcement. Troyer said Dueker was having problems at work, without elaborating. 

Well... found by the side of the highway.  That doesn't seem suspicious at all.

Something to keep an eye on kids.


Vidad said...

A promising trend thus far.

rycamor said...

Here's another one, where "no cause was given."

It would be interesting to construct a narrative. An oddity about the guy who jumped(fell?) is that he was not really a banker. He was head of CIB technology for JP Morgan. In other words, he was head of the technology for managing all the company's buildings and networked devices. That's not normally the sort of high-guilt job that sends someone jumping. Maybe he just knew something he shouldn't have.

rycamor said...

So, it is becoming a thing. And yes the other guy I linked was a suicide too. Odds that we are just getting warmed up?

Susan said...

Did not hear about the one in Washington State.

When I read about the demise of these bankers, combined with the purging still going on in the military, I find myself listening to the conspiracy guys with just a hint more attention these days.

Still don't believe most of what they say of course, but I am listening.