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    1. August 7, 2015

      Jerome Kohlberg, senior founder of KKR, 1925-2015

      To Jerome Kohlberg, life did not come much better than playing third base in a knockabout Sunday softball game on the...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 22, 2015

      SOE you've actually defaulted?

      Alternatively: SOE, do we have credit pricing in China? Click for the (Mandarin) notice sent by Baoding Tianwei on...

    1. February 25, 2015

      Morgan Stanley pays $2.6bn to settle mortgage claims

      Morgan Stanley has reached a $2.6bn settlement with the US Department of Justice, drawing a line under claims that it...

    2. February 10, 2015

      Goldman Sachs: without peer

      The most interesting nugget in Goldman Sachs’ investor presentations appears (surprise, surprise) in the footnotes. Its...

    3. October 14, 2014

      US agency aims to grow tri-party clearing

      The Fixed Income Clearing Corporation will announce on Wednesday it is seeking regulatory approval to expand its...

    4. October 3, 2014

      There will be a price to pay for banker-bashing

      Politicians live for today. If the public demands a pound of flesh, they’ll get them five. They’ll create straw men and...

    5. September 29, 2014

      Pimco move highlights clout of Bear’s alumni

      The appointment of Daniel Ivascyn as the chief investment officer of Pimco shines a spotlight on the power wielded on...

    6. August 8, 2014

      A tawdry trade that tarnishes German justice

      Iactually find this capitalist system good,” the Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone told Germany’s Bild...

    7. July 25, 2014

      Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dies

      Alan “Ace” Greenberg, a penny-pinching, cigar-chomping, card-trick-playing master of the trading floor who personified...

    8. July 24, 2014

      Morgan Stanley pays $275m to settle SEC mortgage securities case

      Morgan Stanley became the latest and likely last bank to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission for...

    9. July 17, 2014

      All this talk of Ficc is making me sick

      Maybe it’s the summer heat, or a brewing midlife crisis. But I had a strange reaction this week as I read the news...

    10. The A-List

      March 20, 2014

      Let us not miss the point on Chinese defaults

      Whenever there is a sign of possible weakness in China’s financial armour there are voices that cry out that a crisis...

    11. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2014

      Guest post: When will China's "Bear Stearns" moment strike?

      By Diana Choyleva, Lombard Street Research China’s first corporate bond default in recent history is only the first...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2014

      Defaulting in China is like... well, I dunno, but it must be embarrassing

      I mean take Chaori 11 again, China’s first onshore bond default. Far from being China’s Bear Stearns it might simply be...

    13. FT Alphaville

      March 10, 2014

      Barely Stearns in China

      A Texas sharpshooter and a China analyst walk into a bar… Last week’s default of little Chaori 11, China’s first...

    14. March 7, 2014

      Copper tumbles after China bond default

      Copper dropped to a seven-month low in heavy volume after a bond default in China added to growing concerns about...

    15. beyondbrics

      March 6, 2014

      China's first bond default is no Bear Stearns moment

      Analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch think that China will experience its “Bear Stearns moment” on Friday, when...

    16. FT Alphaville

      March 5, 2014

      China solar credit does not equal gold

      Things you don’t expect on the night before a dovish National People’s Congress announces a 7.5 per cent growth target...

    17. FT Alphaville

      January 28, 2014

      What's a chengyu for 'subprime is contained'?

      There is a nice chengyu in the latest note from Bin Gao, BofAML’s China rates strategist: 居安思危, ‘be prepared’. Oh yes,...

    18. January 24, 2014

      JPMorgan: nice work if you can get it

      In spite of JPMorgan’s legal annus horriblilis, the bank’s board has decided to reward the boss, Jamie Dimon, with a...

    19. December 11, 2013

      Sandell adds FirstGroup to target list

      Thomas Sandell may be unusually quiet for an activist investor, but his record speaks volumes. The 52-year-old founder...

    20. November 7, 2013

      Finance: Plugged into the party

      In the early 1990s, Donald Tang was sent to Hong Kong to open an office for Bear Stearns, the US securities firm. It...

    21. October 31, 2013

      Obama’s nominee for housing agency rebuffed by Senate

      Senate Democrats failed to get enough votes on Thursday to advance the nomination of US Congressman Mel Watt to head...

    22. October 24, 2013

      The gun that got into Jamie’s bank

      I learnt about the gun a few days ago as I poked around the history section of the JPMorgan Chase website. Among the...

    23. October 22, 2013

      JPMorgan nears $6bn settlement with investors

      JPMorgan Chase is nearing a $6bn settlement with institutional investors to resolve claims it mis-sold mortgage-backed...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, NEWS Payrolls Tuesday… Reuters forecast for September jobs: 180,000 Nokia launched its first...

    25. October 21, 2013

      King of the Street loses his crown

      “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you are talking real money,” the US senator Everett Dirksen once...

    26. Business Blog

      October 21, 2013

      JPMorgan gains more than it loses from government

      Is the $13bn settlement between JPMorgan Chase and the US state and federal authorities long-overdue justice for an...

    27. October 20, 2013

      Opinion divided on JPMorgan settlement

      The $13bn settlement JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay to US state and federal authorities has divided opinion in the...

    28. October 11, 2013

      JPMorgan: resilient Dimon

      Shall we call it the bank with the fortress reserves, then? JPMorgan said on Friday that it had amassed $23bn of...

    29. October 11, 2013

      JPMorgan falls to first loss under Dimon

      JPMorgan Chase fell to its first loss under Jamie Dimon, after being engulfed in a legal and regulatory storm that cost...

    30. October 6, 2013

      Has JPMorgan become an argument for breaking up the banks?

      Is JPMorgan Chase too big to manage? Or is its leadership just not up to the job? With penalties pending, the question...

    31. September 24, 2013

      JPMorgan eyes $4bn ‘pay for peace’ deal

      JPMorgan Chase is in talks to pay over $4bn in a “pay for peace” deal with US authorities to settle a host of...

    32. September 18, 2013

      Why big IT projects crash

      There are several ways the US Air Force could have wasted $1.1bn. It could have poured tomato ketchup into 250m gallons...

    33. September 6, 2013

      Big banks are back and that can only be a good thing

      Speaking at the Economic Club of New York in October 2008, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke alluded to the fact...

    34. August 27, 2013

      JPMorgan: lingering ghosts

      Things were supposed to be getting better for US banks. The economy is improving and interest rates are up, which...

    35. August 19, 2013

      Cultural traditions do not excuse banks’ rule-breaking

      What is corruption? What is operating pragmatically within the parameters of a foreign country’s cultural norms? The...

    36. July 19, 2013

      Wall Street returns to era of big profits

      In dollar terms the biggest Wall Street banks are enjoying themselves more than at any time since 2007. After years of...

    37. July 19, 2013

      Don’t bank on a Glass-Steagall fix

      Five years after the financial crisis, regulators and politicians are enjoying a second wind in their efforts to rein...

    38. FT Alphaville

      July 1, 2013

      Incumbents don't like disruption shocker: CDS edition

      The European Commission has been investigating goings-on in the CDS world since Deutsche Borse and CME tried to enter...

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