Two Top American Bankers Commit ‘Suicide’ In London

Two top American bankers commit suicide in London as one jumps 500ft to his death from JP Morgan skyscraper and another hangs himself in luxury home (Daily Mail, Jan 28, 2014):

  • Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan bank executive, died this morning after he threw himself off the top of the bank’s European headquarters
  • On Sunday, former Deutsche Bank senior manager, William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit, 58, was found hanging in his home in South Kensington
  • Both deaths have been ruled non-suspicious by the Metropolitan Police
  • Magee had lived in London for seven years after transferring from the Unites States with JP Morgan
  • Broeksmit had been in London many years but still owned an apartment in an exclusive Central Park building in New York
  • Both were thought highly of by their bosses and colleagues, sources said

Two top ranking American bankers working in senior positions in London have committed suicide in the space of two days.

Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan bank executive, died early this morning after he jumped 500ft from the top of the bank’s European headquarters. His body was discovered on the ninth floor roof, which surrounds the 33-story Canary Wharf skyscraper.

Just two days earlier, on Sunday, fellow American banker, William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit, 58, was found hanging in his South Kensington home.

Broeksmit – who retired last February – was a former senior manager at Deutsche Bank and had lived in London many years. He started working for the bank in 1996 but left for a period of 7 years before returning in 2008.

Magee was a vice president in the corporate and investment bank technology department having joined JP Morgan in 2004 and moved with the bank from the U.S. to Britain in 2007.

1 thought on “Two Top American Bankers Commit ‘Suicide’ In London

  1. I can only repeat what my mother told me about the Crash of 1929…..she was 15, her father was a politician, and they knew a lot of rich people. She said the folks who jumped out of windows were those down to their last millions…….not those who lost all. It was people who became what they owned, not the other way around.
    Own things loosely……..that is all I can say.

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