Newest banker death emerges as Citi trader drowns during vacation

On June 12, an up and coming trader from Citigroup was found dead while on vacation in the Mediterranean. Marcin Kania, a 26 year old banker working out of London, is believed to have drowned off the coast of Spain during a boating trip with friends, and investigators are still trying to determine whether this was simply an accidental death since they have concluded in preliminary reports that alcohol was involved.

A young City trader deemed a rising star by work colleagues has died while swimming in the Mediterranean.

Marcin Kania, 26, went missing after he and a group of friends on holiday in Spain hired a sailing boat in the Balearic Islands and went swimming off the coast of Formentera.

Coastguards, police and fellow holidaymakers launched a search after his friends returned to the boat and realised Mr Kania was no longer with them.

His body was later discovered floating in the water around 700 yards from the Formentera beach.

Police investigating the drowning said a post-mortem showed he had been drinking alcohol and no foul play was suspected. –

Since December of 2013, estimates of between 38 and 60 financial institution workers that include business reporters, bankers, and management have been found dead by such means as car accidents, suicides, and a large number dying from mysterious causes.

Interestingly as well, an interview with the infamous researcher Sean David Morton revealed that a policy change by the new Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis, found that head of the Roman church removed the protections of the Roman Curia for judges, legislators, government officials, and bankers in late 2013, which was the time where the sudden rash of banker deaths started occurring.

At this time there is no reason to suspect foul play in the death of Marcin Kania, but banker deaths over the past two years are no longer a matter of simple coincidence, and future reports may reveal whether his death was simply an accident, or something more nefarious.


Here is the updated list of dead financial industry professionals in 2014 and 2015:


1) David Bird, 55, long-time reporter for the Wall Street Journal working at the Dow Jones news room

2) Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG

3) William Broeksmit, 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank

4) Ryan Henry Crane, age 37, JP Morgan

5) Li Junjie, 33, Hong Kong JP Morgan

6) Gabriel Magee, 39, age JP Morgan employee

7) Mike Dueker, 50, who had worked for Russell Investments

8) Richard Talley, 57, was the founder and CEO of American Title (real estate titles)

9) James Stuart Jr. 70, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz

10) Jason Alan Salais, 34 year old IT Specialist at JPMorgan since 2008

11) Autumn Radtke, 28, CEO of First Meta, a Singapore-based virtual currency trading platform

12) Eddie Reilly, 47, investment banker, Vertical Group, New York

13) Kenneth Ballando, 28, investment banker, Levy Capital, New york

14) Joseph A. Giampapa, 55, corporate bankruptcy lawyer, JP Morgan Chase

15) Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, voormalig topbestuurder ANB/AMRO, Laren, Nederland

16) Juergen Frick, 48, CEO Bank Frick & Co AG, Liechtenstein

17) Benoît Philippens, 37, directeur BNP Parisbas Fortis Bank, Ans, België.

18) Lydia…, 52, bankier Bred-Banque-Populaire, Parijs

19) Andrew Jarzyk, 27, bankier, PNC Bank, New York

20) Carlos Six, 61, Hoofd Belastingdienst en lid CREDAF, België

21) Jan Winkelhuijzen, 75, Commissaris en Fiscalist (voormalig Deloitte), Nederland.

22) Richard Rockefeller, 66, achterkleinzoon elitebankier John D. Rockefeller, Amerika

23) Mahafarid Amir Khosravi (Amir Mansour Aria), 45, bankeigenaar, zakenman en derivatenhandelaar, Iran

24) Lewis Katz, 76, zakenman, advocaat en insider in de bancaire wereld, Amerika

25) Julian Knott, Directeur Global Operations Center JP Morgan, 45, Amerika

26) Richard Gravino, IT Specialist JP Morgan, 49, Amerika

27) Thomas James Schenkman, Managing Director Global Infrastructure JP Morgan, 42, Amerika

28) Nicholas Valtz, 39, Managing Director Goldman Sachs, New York, Amerika

29) Therese Brouwer, 50, Managing Director ING, Nederland

30) Tod Robert Edward, 51, Vice President M & T Bank, Amerika

31) Thierry Leyne, 48, investeringsbankier en eigenaar Anatevka S.A., Israël

32) Calogero Gambino, 41, Managing Director Deutsche Bank, Amerika

33) Shawn D. Miller, 42, Managing Director Citigroup, New York, Amerika

34) Melissa Millian, 54, Senior Vice President Mass Mutual, Amerika

35) Thieu Leenen, 64, Relatiemanager ABN/AMRO, Eindhoven, Nederland

36) Geert Tack, 52, Private Banker ING, Haaltert, België


1) Thomas Gilbert, Hedge Fund Manager Wainscott Hedge Fund, Manhattan, New York, America

2) Michael Flanagan, 45, head of Foreign Exchange, National Australia Bank, London, England

3) Omar Meza, 33, Vice President, AIG, Los Angeles, America

4) Chris van Eeghen, 42, Head of Syndicate and Corporate Finance Markets, ABN / AMRO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

5) Vladimir Levkin, Deputy Head of Russian Central Bank, Blagoveshchensk, Russian Federation

6) Michael Tabacchi and Iran Pars Tabacchi, JP Morgan Chase Associate, Closter, New Jersey, America

7) Marcin Kania, 26, Trader,  Citigroup, Balearic Islands, Spain

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for,, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.

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