Kenneth Bellando
Kenneth Bellando is thought to be the 12th financial professional to take his life this yearFacebook

A young Levy Capital Partners banker is thought to have committed suicide after he jumped from a six-storey New York apartment block.

Kenneth Bellando was found in a heap after jumping from the building at approximately 10.20pm on Wednesday, 12 March.

The 28-year-old is the 12th finance professional to commit suicide this year and is the youngest to date.

The Georegetown University graduate had previously worked for JP Morgan and Paragon Capital Partners, following his brother and father into the world of finance.

The New York Post reported that Kenneth's brother John worked at JPMorgan as a chief information officer while his father John Bellando is chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Conde Nast. 

 Autumn Radtke, 28, the CEO Bitcoin exchange First Meta, was found dead on February 28 outside her Singapore apartment. She had jumped from a 25-storey building, authorities said.

 Li Junjie, 33, JP Morgan employee leaped to his death from the roof of the company's 30-storey Hong Kong office tower, authorities said. Photos showed Junjie on the building's roof moments before he jumped.

Gabriel Magee, 39, an IT vice president at JP Morgan fell to his death from the roof of the bank's 33-storey office in Canary Wharf on 28 January.

Richard Talley, 57, founder of American Title Services was found dead on February 4 after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.

Mike Dueker, 50, a chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a road in Washington State on January 31

Karl Slym, the 51 year old Tata Motors managing director was discovered dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27

William Broeksmit, 58, was found hanged at a house in South Kensington, London on January 26. He was a former senior risk manager at Deutsche Bank.

Tim Dickenson, 39, was a UK-based director at Swiss Re AG who died in late January in yet-to-be-explained circumstances

Source: IBTimes UK archives