» So, um, what happened?! To put it simply, the company has a lot of work to do to unravel the bad investments they made, and while they managed to pull out from the most volatile part, they haven’t gotten out entirely. Remember how angry you were when you found out JPMorgan Chase announced the trading loss? Quadruple that.
"Never, ever get complacent in risk." That was JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s reply to Alabaman Senator Richard C. Shelby during his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. Dimon willingly submitted to questions, regarding $2 billion in losses suffered by the bank’s investment division, from the committee Wednesday. source
Video of the morning: As JPMorgan Chase head Jamie Dimon was getting grilled in front of the Senate Banking Committee, a bunch of liberal activists showed up, shouting “STOP FORECLOSURES NOW!” (among other things) before getting kicked out. In case you’d like to watch this ongoing event, click over here.
The argument that financial institutions do not need the new rules to help them avoid the irresponsible actions that led to the crisis of 2008 is at least $2 billion harder to make today.Rep. Barney Frank • Discussing a $2 billion trading loss that JPMorgan Chase had suffered recently as the result of a misguided hedge fund strategy. Frank, whose Dodd-Frank financial reform law has come under scrutiny by the banking industry for being too restrictive, is using this as an opportunity to argue against loosening the standards — pointing out that the company argued it was going to lose $400 to $600 million from the regulations. ”In other words, JPMorgan Chase, entirely without any help from the government has lost, in this one set of transactions, five times the amount they claim financial regulation is costing them,” Frank said.