Wednesday, January 29, 2014
2014, the Age of flying bankers: Former Intel intern commited suicide
The bank worker who died after falling from the roof of JP Morgan's European headquarters in Canary Wharf this morning has been named as Gabriel Magee, a senior IT programmer.
Mr Magee had been finishing his computing degree at the University of New Mexico while interning at Intel, where he stayed for two years before heading to Wall Street at Morgan.
"The 9th floor roof of JP Morgan is visible from my office window," tweeted Hetal V Patel. "For a long time the body was left cordoned and unattended. Weird. #Wharf."
The JP Morgan building has been the headquarters of the bank's Europe, Middle East and Africa operation since July 2012. It was previously occupied by Lehman Brothers, whose staff left with their belongings in cardboard boxes after the investment bank filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008.
A Bank of America exchange manager jumped in front of a train and another man jumped from a seventh-floor restaurant, both in 2012. A German-born intern at Bank of America died of epilepsy last year in London. On Tuesday, when asked about the death of William Broeksmit, a former senior manager at Deutsche Bank, London police said a 58-year-old man had been found hanging at a house in South Kensington on Sunday afternoon.
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In 1977, Morgan Stanley opened its European headquarters in London, where it now has over 5,000 staff. More than 3,000 further people are located in the firm's other European offices in Amsterdam, Athens, Budapest, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Stockholm and Zurich where offer a full range of services covering mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, fixed income and equity financing, as well as secondary trading, research, foreign exchange, commodities, securities lending, asset management and prime brokerage.