A photo has emerged showing the final moments of a JP Morgan banker who leapt to his death from the roof of the bank's Hong Kong office.

The image shows the man precariously standing on the edge of the 30-floor, 137-metre building as police attempt to coax him to safety.

Soon after the photo was taken, the man, who is said by employees to have been a foreign currency trader, plunged to his death.

The Chinese-language newspaper, Apple Daily, carried a photograph of the man lying in a pool of blood on the busy road, next to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

"A sad and tragic incident occurred in Chater House, Hong Kong, today, which is currently being investigated by the police. Out of respect for those involved, we cannot yet comment further" JP Morgan said.

His death comes as a London coroner's office gathers evidence into the death of JP Morgan IT executive Gabriel Magee, who is thought to have leapt to his death from the roof of the investment bank's European headquarters in Canary Wharf last month.

The incident also follows the apparent suicide of US JP Morgan banker Ryan Crane, who was found dead at his Connecticut home on February 3.

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