Julian Knott, a 45-year-old executive at JPMorgan Chase, shot his wife and then himself in their new New Jersey home on July 6, according to police. Alita Knott was shot “multiple times” inside a custom built, 4,250 sq ft home that was purchased in May 2014. Mr. Knott was “Executive Director–Global Network Operations Center” at JPMorgan, where he had worked since 2006, according to his Linkedin profile.
There have been a multitude of banker suicides in the past year. 2paragraphs noted the strange trend in February, when three investment bankers killed themselves in the same week. In April a 52-year-old woman employed at France’s Bred-Banque-Populaire leapt to her death in Paris. Previously, when 28-year-old investment banker Kenneth Bellando allegedly jumped from the sixth floor to his death in New York on March 12, Reuters reported that it was already the “12th time this year that an employee in the financial world has taken his or her own life around the globe.”