A Manhattan trader committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping in front of a commuter train, and as the Daily Mail reports, that makes the 11th person working in finance to commit suicide this year.
47-year-old Edmund Reilly jumped in front of a Long Island Railroad train near the Syosset station around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Reilly was an employee at Vertical Group in Manhattan.
“Eddie was a great guy,” said Rob Schaffer, managing director for Vertical Group, to the New York Post. “We are very upset and he will be deeply missed.”
According to reports, Reilly was in the middle of going through a divorce from his wife, and not long before his death, the trader moved away from his estranged wife and three children to a home around the corner.
Last month, Opposing Views reported on the string of suicides in the finance world this year, and according to various reports, Reilly’s untimely death brings the most recent count in 2014 to 11.