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



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