Monday, July 21, 2014

Banker Deaths: Goldman Sachs Executive dies of mysterious accident

On July 21, a Managing Director for Goldman Sachs became the 16th known member of the financial industry to die of suicide or another mysterious causes since late last year.  Nicholas Valtz, a 39 year old executive with Goldman Sachs, died of an apparent ‘kite boarding’ accident and was found floating on the water still attached to his kite board.

Nicholas Valtz, a managing director in cross-asset sales at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) in New York, was found dead yesterday by family members who went searching for him after he didn’t return from a kiteboarding outing.
Valtz, 39, was found in Napeague Harbor near the eastern end of Long Island, according to theEast Hampton, New York, police. He was a “novice kiteboarder” and was found floating in the water secured to his kite, police said in a statement released yesterday. Other kite gear was found in a grassy area of the harbor, police said. – Bloomberg

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