By Robert A. Vella

A number of apparently mysterious wealthy banker deaths around the world since the Great Recession has prompted a rash of conspiracy theories about their cause.  The incidents have become so visible that even the mainstream news media has jumped on the story such as Bloomberg and the New York Post.  With the public’s growing distrust of big banks, and of all large social institutions for that matter, it is understandable why such suspicions are aroused.

The following new stories are adding two more members to what I’m calling the Dead and Missing Bankers’ Society.  Enjoy!

From ABC NewsSon of Slain Hedge Fund Founder Thomas Gilbert Sr. Charged With Homicide:

The son of a hedge fund founder whose death was “staged” to look like a suicide has been charged with his father’s death, police said today.

Thomas Gilbert, the 70-year-old founder of Wainscott Capital Partners, was found shot dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday night and police took his son Tommy Gilbert, 30, into custody around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Tommy Gilbert was interrogated by police at the 17th precinct, a spokesperson for the NYPD told ABC News. The son was arrested at 11 a.m. today and charged with homicide and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

From Slate29-Year-Old Russian Hedge Fund Founder Disappears With All the Firm’s Money:

The value of the ruble isn’t the only thing that is vanishing in Russia. A Moscow hedge fund chief executive has disappeared, along with all the money in the firm’s accounts.

That’s according to a stunning feature in the Wall Street Journal. Kim Karapetyan, 29, the youthful founder of Blackfield Capital CJSC, has disappeared, much to the dismay of his staff, which didn’t know until a group of men charged into the firm’s plush offices.

11 thoughts on “Membership in the Dead Bankers’ Society is increasing

    • The two incidents highlighted are pretty much self-explanatory. As for the others, I really don’t know. Some of the suicides can probably be attributed to the stress of working in the financial industry particularly after a severe economic downturn. It happened after the Crash of 1929 when Wall Streeters jumped out of tall buildings to “end it all.” What’s different this time is the unexplained circumstances of many of the deaths which has led to wild speculation.


        • Yes, it is curious. Wall Street – or more precisely, the collusion between big banks and government – deserves all this wild speculation. Just last week, the Federal Reserve swept the Carmen Segarra case under the rug. People are fed up with the blatant secrecy and corruption in our highest social institutions. Ordinary citizens lost big as a result of the 2008 financial crisis and are still very angry about it.


  1. Could it be that they are being murdered by angry people who’ve lost money because of Wall Street? I wouldn’t be surprised.


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