Last week, three top banking executives committed suicide, fueling speculation that a worldwide financial collapse may be on the horizon, due in no small measure to the U.S. federal government's unwillingness to curb its disastrous monetary policy.
In addition to the three bankers, Karl Slym, managing director of India-based Tata Motors, also committed suicide.
On Jan. 26, the 51-year-old British businessman jumped to his death from the window of his room on the 22nd floor of the the Shangri-la Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, according to police.
Hotel staff found Slym's body on a fourth-floor balcony.
Slym was attending a board meeting of his company's Thai division.
Tata Motors, which owns both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, is the fourth-largest truck manufacturer and second-largest bus manufacturer in the world.
Before joining the company in 2012, Slym held top positions with automotive companies around the world.
Investor Place reported:
Previously, Slym was executive vice president of SGMW Motors, China, a General Motors joint venture.
Prior to that he headed General Motors in India.
He was a graduate of Stanford University, and a Sloan Fellow at MIT.
So, is it mere coincidence that Slym's suicide comes during the same week that three of the world's top bankers also killed themselves?
Could be, but this man was obviously well-connected to the world's financial elite and as such, was privy to information to which most of us will never see.
It may well be time to take Matt Drudge's recent cryptic warning, and "Have an exit plan!"