Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Carry an Umbrella if on Wall Street?

There have been a bunch of suicides with financial people, not necessarily from Wall Street [and not just affected-by-Madoff]. A baker's dozen so far. Seems like I've heard that it was kind of a myth stock brokers jumped off buildings in 1929. Now I wonder.


1 Adolf Merckle, industrialist
2 Steven Good, real estate executive
3 René-Thierry Magon de La Villehuchet, investor
4 Eric Von der Porten, fund manager
5 Alex W. Widmer, banker
6 Choi Seong-guk, asset manager
7 Joseph A. Luizzi, futures trader
8 Karthik Rajaram, entrepreneur
10 Edwin Rachleff, stock broker
11 Scott Coles, mortgage executive
12 Barry Fox, financial analyst
13 Walter Buczynski, mortgage executive

LINK

3 comments:

Louise said...

I'm surprised you thought that was a myth. Even I remember the stories of suicides after the '87 crash, and I was just a wee tot back then. ;)

Carlw4514 said...

Well, I heard something, maybe it was that no one, or hardly anyone, actually jumped off a building.

I'm glad to see these poor fellows aren't getting the Louise Williams Unsympathetic Shrug like that poor "bag lady" [vbg]

Carlw4514 said...

um, sorry, Louis Fode that is