There were no doubt several high-profile bankers who died in 2009 who merit a mention, but we are highlighting just five.
The former chairman and CEO of Drexel Burnham Lambert, who helped create the modern junk bond market. Died aged 72.
Founder of Warburg Pincus, and the man credited with inventing private equity finance. Died age 78.
CEO of Lazard, the most high profile M&A banker of his generation. Died aged 61.
Former senior executive at ABN AMRO. Took his own life. Aged 49.
Deutsche Bank broker. Took his own life. Aged 24.
Other famous people who died in 2009 include
Sir Clement Freud
Sir Ludovic Kennedy
Sir John Mortimer
Kim Peek (the inspiration for Rainman)