Alex Widmer, the chief executive of Bank Julius Baer and a well respected figure in Swiss private banking, has died unexpectedly at the age of 52, the bank said.
A source told Reuters he had been informed by close friends of Widmer's family that the banker had committed suicide.
Swiss news website 20Minuten cited two unnamed independent sources as saying it was a case of suicide.
Props to Widmer for doing the honorable thing. I hope Mozilo, Fuld, Greenspan, and the rest of them will do the same. Chalk another one up for Greenspan's Body Count.
HT: Negocious Loucos and Rordogma
Greenspan's Body Count now stands at sixty-five:
Dallas Dwayne Carter
Lt. Michael Howe
Palmer C. White
Dianne Pittman White
Edwin F. Rachleff
Scott M. Coles
Dawn E. Armstrong
Jonathon Calvin "40-Cal" Jacques
Little Boy X
Little Girl X
Rufus Shaw Jr.
Lynn Flint Shaw