Young financial professional dies aged 24


Sad to report.

Eric Oplinger, a high-yield debt broker at BGC Partners who followed his father and two siblings into the bond market after graduating from Lafayette College in 2013, has died. He was 24.

Bloomberg News reports that he died on April 11 in Middle Township, New Jersey, according to a spokesman for Radzieta Funeral Home in Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

He had been visiting his family’s vacation home in nearby Stone Harbor on the New Jersey shore, Steve Oplinger, his father, said. No cause of death was given.

Eric Oplinger was entering the family trade when he joined BGC, the brokerage company spun off by Cantor Fitzgerald. At the time, his father was the Manhattan-based head of sales and trading of U.S. high-yield bonds and leveraged loans for Royal Bank of Canada. 

In addition, Eric Oplinger’s brother, Justin Oplinger, works in high-yield sales at Morgan Stanley, and his sister, Lauren Oplinger, is in municipal bond sales at New York-based JPMorgan Chase.

'He was happy with his job, he was doing well', Eric Oplinger’s mother, Missy Oplinger, said of him in a telephone interview. 'He was growing'.

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