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Eighth Finance pro this
year in apparent suicide

New York Post, by Michael Gray

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 3/18/2014 6:44:10 AM

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. Several John Bellando emails were cited during testimony at the Senate Finance committee’s inquiry into the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/18/2014 7:06:37 AM     (No. 9773155)

Why so many jumpers? There are less traumatic ways to kill oneself. This is getting suspicious. May they all be at peace now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 3/18/2014 7:16:37 AM     (No. 9773158)

He changed jobs in January. Job dissatisfaction? Couldn´t face Obamacare coverage? Love life? Who knows?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 3/18/2014 7:43:18 AM     (No. 9773187)

But so many of them. Does anyone else find this troubling? Are these people the human version of the canaries in the coal mine telling us something really bad is coming?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 3/18/2014 7:47:51 AM     (No. 9773192)

or --- were they suicided because something so big, so bad, so awful is coming down the intl finance pike and they all knew too much to live (or talk).

yes, my tinfoil hat is on straight - thank you. get out of the market. get out of paper...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 3/18/2014 7:52:57 AM     (No. 9773202)

We can´t know what this death means unless it is put into the context of all suicides that occurred on or around the same day. Suicides are very individual and unless he left a note explaining his reasons everything else is just conjecture.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/18/2014 8:00:45 AM     (No. 9773214)

"Jumping" is a great wall street tradition.

One must observe the proper form in these matters.

Go out and borrow all the money you can...today.

When the world goes crazy, it´s important to get crazier.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 3/18/2014 8:04:08 AM     (No. 9773220)

These people all knew something big and the tracks are now being covered, one by one.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: privateer, 3/18/2014 8:19:31 AM     (No. 9773247)

What Goldfinger said.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/18/2014 8:22:39 AM     (No. 9773257)

Reminiscent of the 1930s. Wonder if this means that there is no place in the world to which you and your wealth can escape.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 3/18/2014 8:34:47 AM     (No. 9773280)

I don´t believe on coincidences.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/18/2014 8:44:29 AM     (No. 9773297)

Have all of these suicides had a bit of encouragement standing behind them?

Many are reporting an April 11 date for a financial crash and others July 1, when HR 2847 is fully enacted.

Worry and weep. The mattress is getting lumpy.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: WD40, 3/18/2014 8:46:31 AM     (No. 9773298)

I´d be curious about what drugs they were on.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lizzee1, 3/18/2014 8:57:27 AM     (No. 9773316)

It´s number 11,
not 8.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 3/18/2014 9:15:31 AM     (No. 9773355)

My TSP is doing quite well right now. Maybe they all bet short?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 3/18/2014 9:23:52 AM     (No. 9773368)

Stocks are in a huge bubble. This thing is going to crash big and these guys probably know it. Of course, they would take the blame when it all comes down even though the Feds have more to do with it than anyone.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/18/2014 9:35:51 AM     (No. 9773401)

Suicide? Jumpers usually have a little PUSH at the critical time.

The Banksters are covering their behinds big time. The financal system is so crooked one would think Politicians were involved...OH WAIT, THEY ARE!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 3/18/2014 10:16:58 AM     (No. 9773472)

Read the book "Street Freak" by Jared Dillian to gain some insight into what makes (and breaks) people in this business.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 3/18/2014 10:33:51 AM     (No. 9773490)

Reminds me of the Great Depression.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/18/2014 10:34:29 AM     (No. 9773494)

Finance Pro? Oh really. Couldn´t have been much of a pro if he tried to fly from the roof top.
Clean up on aisle three.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/18/2014 10:42:16 AM     (No. 9773509)

#1 is spot on. Patterns are patterns

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Reply 21 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 3/18/2014 10:43:50 AM     (No. 9773513)

I doubt many jump due to money matters. I suspect they know something about the many Democrats´ illegal actions and the control of the Senate may switch parties next year so they are freaking out.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lonecoolman, 3/18/2014 11:33:39 AM     (No. 9773602)

There are no Coincidences!



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Reply 23 - Posted by: nevernaught, 3/18/2014 11:35:57 AM     (No. 9773604)

As I said the other day, during the 1929 stock market crash people learned to not walk on the sidewalks next to tall buildings. So many people lost all their money because of margin calls on crashing stocks that bankrupted them, that jumping was the easy way out.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: peterfleming, 3/18/2014 12:27:31 PM     (No. 9773704)

Favorite line about a suspicious heist team member in John Frankenheimer´s action thriller, RONIN, when Robert de Niro says, "Whenever in doubt, there is no doubt".
In the legendary Bill and Hillary Body Count list, there are suicides, referred to as "suicideds" as with their best friend, Vince Foster.

Hopefully, a keen team of financial investigative journalists, are connecting the dots, calling it The Little Crashes Before the Big Crash !

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/18/2014 2:02:35 PM     (No. 9773874)

Many of these comments are ludicrous. If you have no facts, don´t make up stories.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dodge boy, 3/18/2014 2:39:16 PM     (No. 9773933)

In re #3, could be. Maybe they agree with David Wiedemer´s prediction of the big financial aftershock and want to take themselves out now while it is still easier to do so.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: virbots, 3/18/2014 4:16:05 PM     (No. 9774089)

Notably absent from the reporting is whether the number of suicides of people in the financial sector is greater than average over a comparable period in prior years. Even if it *were* higher that wouldn´t necessarily mean there was something amiss, due to statistical fluctuations.

There are a certain number of suicides every year, and some fraction of them work in the financial sector. This has been true for as long as there has been a financial sector.

There was a great fuss over the number of suicides at a manufacturing plant that made iPhones in China a few years back. And yet the per capita suicide rate for the plant was actually less than the national average. But everyone still believed Apple and it´s manufacturing partner were to blame.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mamabear, 3/18/2014 11:16:50 PM     (No. 9774504)

Here´s hoping some astute reporter finds the common thread between these people and determines truthfully whether they jumped or were pushed.

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