July 10, 2009 5:05:46 pm
A young and successful NRI stockbroker who jumped to his death in London feared losing his job at a top German bank after he was sent home as a punishment over a silly prank “I’m hot,I’m hot” which he posted on a financial website.
Anjool Malde was an Oxford graduate who was preparing to celebrate his 25th birthday worked for Deutsche Bank,leapt from the top floor of eight-storey Coq d’Argent restaurant near the Bank of England on Sunday.
Investigators think Anjool’s prank “I’m hot,I’m hot” was probably a reference to his client being on a successful investment run,Daily Mail reported.
Malde’s client,who works for Brevan Howard,a leading hedge fund management firm,did not see the funny side and made a formal complaint to the company which runs the discussion forum.
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The resulting investigation suggested that Malde had impersonated the client from his office computer at Deutsche Bank. This prompted the bank’s bosses to send Malde home on Friday pending a full investigation.
Colleagues believe he was convinced he would lose his job. One added: ‘It was a mildly offensive remark which triggered a tragic chain of events.’
Another source said: ‘On the face of it,it was a very trivial incident. But in the City,issues which involve potential loss of money or reputation are taken very seriously.’
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