An inquest into the death of a former Bank of America intern shed light Friday on a culture of long hours and heavy workloads among junior investment bankers.
Moritz Erhardt was one week from completing a summer internship program at the bank's London offices when he collapsed and died at his home in August.
The inquest found that the 21-year old German, who suffered from epilepsy, had died of natural causes. It also heard that he had been working long punishing hours at the bank in the days leading up to his death.
"He never complained about [the hours] but my wife noticed in the last week that he just didn't get enough sleep," his father Hans-Georg Dieterle told the court via a translator.