Kevin Bell, a prominent 47-year-old hedge fund trader called it quits after he decided to jump off from a luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Bell was recently the head of Credit Risk at Arrowgrass Capital, he jumped off from the ninth-floor kitchen window at the Apthorp building on West End Avenue near West 79th Street round 7:20 a.m. Unfortunately, he landed on scaffolding that was set up in front of the building and was pronounced dead. To solve the mystery that would follow after the suicide incident, Bell was smart enough to leave a note indicating why he chose to commit suicide, he said that he had been depressed.
The NY Post revealed that Bell left behind a wife and two daughters. His family was at home when he decided to jump. The source claimed that the family is hysterical. Bell was under a lot of meds and he did not give a specific reason why he jumped, although he said he was depressed.
Bell graduated from Duke University, worked at Arrowgrass Capital Partners, where he was the head of credit risk. Arrowgrass managed $4.5 billion as of mid-2016. The company is run by former Deutsche Bank traders Henry Kenner and Nicholas Niell, in 2015, it had been stocking its rank with Saba alumni after losing several employees in its credit-trading group in April. The company’s focus is on strategies including corporate distressed assets in the U.S. and Europe.
Before joining Arrowgrass, Bell had the experience of working at various prominent hedge funds and banks such as Saba Capital, Citadel, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.
Arrowgrass spokesman Nick Lord told The Post in a statement from the UK that the company is deeply saddened that their friend and colleague Kevin Bell had passed away, adding that the firm extended its sympathies and condolences to his family.