BofA Associate Death - WSJ, FT, CNBC, Bloomberg

Posting again calling for journalists to pick this story up since the other thread got taken down (not mine). We know you guys read this forum.

Everyone in this community owes it to this guy’s family to not let this thing die out. If we let this slowly fade away like all the other deaths in IB then this shit will continue to happen. BofA needs to be held responsible for this. Do not let them sweep this under the rug and try to silence you.

Think about if it were you who left behind a wife without a husband and kids without a father. How many more people have to literally die for seniors to realize working 120 hours a week does not change the outcome of a deal.

 

Feel free to contact me - @MilanaVinn.01 on signal and @MilanaVinn telegram. We already published the first story on this matter and will be updating with details as we get them confirmed. 

 
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Feel free to contact me - @MilanaVinn.01 on signal and @MilanaVinn telegram. We already published the first story on this matter and will be updating with details as we get them confirmed. 

i love your content, dang find it hilarious that there are actually reporters here and not only college kids

 
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Good morning, my name is Emily Flitter and I'm a New York Times reporter writing about this matter. Please get in touch. You can DM me on X or go to my NYT profile page to get my protonmail or NYT email addresses -- and after you email or DM me I'll send you my phone number. I tried to post all of this on here but the site won't let me post links in comments because I'm a new user. Please get in touch! Thank you. -Emily

 

She covers the "impact of finance on society" and wrote a book about Big Finance bankrupting black America - hopefully we can expect some blood.

 
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Good morning, my name is Emily Flitter and I'm a New York Times reporter writing about this matter. Please get in touch. You can DM me on X or go to my NYT profile page to get my protonmail or NYT email addresses -- and after you email or DM me I'll send you my phone number. I tried to post all of this on here but the site won't let me post links in comments because I'm a new user. Please get in touch! Thank you. -Emily

Nice try undercover BAML counter litigation team

 

Unnecessary man delete this. Fucking up the banker image even more

 
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Imagine being so much of an incel that you take the death of a veteran as an opportunity to make a joke aimed at dissuading a reporter from helping us all prevent this from happening again.

 

Moronic comment - you want this topic to be taken seriously or do you want to perpetuate the stereotype of bankers being shallow assholes?

 

Have you guys tried to contact the Head of FIG Gary Howe, who deleted his LinkedIn profile once the news got posted on WSO?

 

Have you guys tried to contact the Head of FIG __ who deleted his LinkedIn profile once the news got posted on WSO?

 This is Certainly one of the more concerning aspects of this situation. I remember monitoring the thread on which his name was first mentioned where someone posted a screenshot of his LinkedIn. Just minutes later, he tried to privatise it to just his first name and then the initial of his surname. A few more minutes after this, he completely wiped his LinkedIn. Now the timing is suggesting he was monitoring the thread and wiped his LinkedIn when there was a sudden jump in profile viewers. It's unlikely he deleted it cause of threats etc: 1. LinkedIn is quite possibly the least likely place to receive a death threat, 2. The majority of us viewing these threads are finance professionals or college students breaking into finance who wouldn't dare risk the reputational suicide of confronting someone this senior in the industry would come with even if it was done through burner accounts, 3. People this high profile in finance receive weird and sometimes outright scary message requests all the time (especially group heads - you don't think The global head of BX PE has not received some outlandish message requests before? Why does he not take his LinkedIn down?). In fact, the only people in our industry who have a legitimate reason for deactivating their LinkedIns are secretive hedge fund employees and even then some of the times this is for an unethical reason that's not even stipulated in their contract. E.g. Some Elliot employees with no linkedin presence since the entire nation of Argentina hates their company  (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2016/03/29/how-one-hedg…) and a plethora of other savvy yet unscrupulous practices. I guess, it suggests the head of FIG also did something to the extent it would make an entire nation dislike him, and I think we all know what that is. 

*Omitted The head of FIG's name in the quote tweet to prevent WSO taking my comment down*

 

Milana - thank you for publicizing the story, but there are a few critical missing pieces. I understand that you likely do not have anyone on the record yet, so cannot say anything outright, however:

- The guy who passed away was not an exec, he was a first year associate (second most junior rank at an investment bank). Banking is very much a hierarchy and juniors have little to no control over their time or work streams

- The reason WHY people are so upset is because he allegedly worked four ~120hr weeks in a row on a deal BofA was trying to close, and this purportedly resulted in his death. It is not unusual for bankers to work long hours, however 120 hours for four weeks straight is extreme. Also, banks have hour monitoring systems for juniors so the superiors on his deal team knew he was working this much and did nothing

- BofA’s FIG group head has been notorious for fostering an unsustainable and abusive culture. The group has been known to work extremely long hours and lead to junior burnout

 

Hi, my name is Kevin Dugan, and I'll be writing about this for New York Magazine. You can reach me on here, or on X — my handle is KevinTDugan. 

 

I’m a freelance writer on Substack (platform that encourages free speech) with over 30000 subscribers. I obviously am not acquainted with every writer in the city but am being told that journalists are being held back by management to not further investigate this story until the cause of death is official as it could tarnish BofA’s reputation. 

As this is a new account I am not allowed to post links, but if you or anyone you know is a part of this group please message me. I’m appalled by how this story is being denied to the public due to banking and media politics.

 

Cause of death was aparently acute coronary artery thrombus. At least according to Yahoo article posted 30 minutes ago.

Given how this can be caused by EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS FORCED TO DO, when can we expect articles?

 

This is the one year anniversary of the suicide of a VP at Bank of America in Houston. May is mental awareness month. Be safe everyone. It’s a jungle out there. 

 

Hi there, My name is Kristen McGachey and I'm a reporter with Financial News (WSJ sister title). We're following this story and would be grateful to speak to anyone in the FIG team who can provide more info. I'm new to this site but feel free to DM me on X or LinkedIn.
Thanks,
Kristen

 

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