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    Dodd-Frank has made banks safer but slowed economy, data show

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  1. July 22, 2014

    US Senate alleges hedge fund and banks avoided $6bn tax bill

    Hedge fund Renaissance Technologies has been accused of misusing complex financial structures, with the help of Barclays and...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Top US banks see loan losses fall amid stricter lending standards

    Big US banks reported the lowest loan losses in eight years in the second quarter, reflecting tighter lending standards...

  3. July 20, 2014

    J Christopher Flowers warns of banking crisis

    One of the biggest private equity investors in the banking sector has warned that regulation has depressed profitability so...

  4. July 17, 2014

    Investment banking boosts Morgan Stanley as profits leap 46%

    Morgan Stanley has capped off a better than expected set of earnings from Wall Street banks by unveiling a 46 per cent jump...

  5. July 16, 2014

    Bank of America hit by $4bn legal charge

    Bank of America incurred a $4bn legal charge in the second quarter as settlement talks with the Department of Justice over...

  6. July 15, 2014

    Goldman and JPMorgan beat trading fears

    Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase surprised Wall Street on Tuesday with healthier than expected revenues from a core trading...

  7. July 15, 2014

    Dimon reassures investors on cancer as JPMorgan beats estimates

    Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, reassured investors about his health on Tuesday when the bank reported...

  8. July 14, 2014

    Citigroup weathers $7bn MBS settlement

    Citigroup investors have looked past the bank’s $7bn settlement of a US government probe into the sale of mortgage-backed...

  9. July 13, 2014

    Equity investors braced for disappointing US bank earnings

    Equity investors are marking down US banks that rely on trading revenues and international operations, rewarding the...

  10. July 10, 2014

    Wells Fargo follows New York fashion

    Wells Fargo, the San Francisco-based bank, is making a move on a traditional mainstay of New York commercial banking:...

  11. July 9, 2014

    US banks will pay dearly for their failure to modernise

    The other day, a business in New York mailed a dollar cheque to me across the Atlantic. It was a pretty thing –...

  12. July 6, 2014

    US banks braced for weak second quarter

    Big US banks are expected to report dismal second-quarter earnings, with weakness in fixed-income trading and mortgage...

  13. July 2, 2014

    Goldman Sachs accused of ‘boys club’ atmosphere

    Goldman Sachs has been accused by two former female employees of gender discrimination and fostering a “boys club”...

  14. June 30, 2014

    BNP Paribas bankers face personal penalties

    Several dozen BNP Paribas bankers will face demotions and cuts to their pay and bonuses as part of its expected record...

  15. June 25, 2014

    SEC limits overseas swaps for US banks

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday restricted some of the overseas swaps activities of US banks, but...

  16. June 20, 2014

    Investment bank chairman Kelly leaves Citigroup

    Ned Kelly, chairman of Citigroup’s investment bank, is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter....

  17. June 19, 2014

    Hedge funds warned over leveraged CLO deals

    A handful of hedge funds have attracted controversy by borrowing from big investment banks to buy the structured products...

  18. June 19, 2014

    Six banks sued over trustee roles

    A group of big investors including Blackrock and Pimco are suing six different banks including Deutsche Bank and HSBC for...

  19. June 18, 2014

    Citigroup: pick your battles

    Never bring a knife to a gunfight. A group of Citigroup shareholders, who want their bank to take on the mighty US...

  20. June 8, 2014

    Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ hits 7-year low

    Wall Street’s “fear gauge” has fallen to a seven-year low, helping propel US stocks to a record peak but suggesting investor...

  21. June 5, 2014

    Bank valuations: for what it’s worth

    Stifle, if you can, the urge to make a caustic remark about state support, bonuses or misconduct, and consider what a bank...

  22. June 4, 2014

    Foreign banks face disappointment over Volcker rule clarification

    Foreign banks are set to be disappointed by long-awaited US guidance on the implementation of the controversial Volcker...

  23. June 2, 2014

    Goldman creates new role in growth push

    Goldman Sachs is planning to increase the size of its commercial bank and wealth management division as part of a quest for...

  24. June 2, 2014

    Overseas banks no longer boast about size of US offices

    Pity the Porsche salesmen of Connecticut. Before the financial crisis, first UBS and then Royal Bank of Scotland built two...

  25. May 20, 2014

    US mortgage lenders face shake out amid losses

    US lenders face a wave of consolidation as they grapple with the end of a mortgage refinancing boom that has cut sharply...

  26. May 20, 2014

    London coroner rules JPMorgan manager’s death was suicide

    A 39-year-old former vice-president of JPMorgan Chase’s technology team made a “considered act” to end his life by jumping...

  27. May 18, 2014

    Investment banks: dead trees

    “It has become increasingly clear that we are not moving with enough urgency.” So goes an internal New York Times report on...

  28. May 14, 2014

    Wall Street banks count commodities trading profits

    While the world has been writing epitaphs for Wall Street banks’ commodity trading desks, Wall Street has been counting its...

  29. May 13, 2014

    RBS’s Citizens Financial files for IPO

    Citizens Financial, the US retail bank owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, filed for its initial public offering on Monday,...

  30. May 11, 2014

    Hedge fund titans are testing the quality of US democracy

    John Paulson made his fortune by taking a massive short position against the US housing bubble. Today the hedge fund...

  31. May 8, 2014

    Big banks extend dominance of forex league table

    The biggest banks have reinforced their dominance of the $5.3tn a day foreign exchange market in the past year, according to...

  32. May 7, 2014

    Regulators see new threat to stability

    The growth of non-bank mortgage servicers, possible stresses on asset manager balance sheets and gaps in financial data are...

  33. May 6, 2014

    JPMorgan shuts foreign diplomats’ accounts

    JPMorgan Chase is closing the accounts of current and former foreign government officials, sparking an angry reaction to its...

  34. May 4, 2014

    US banks cut exposure to Russia

    US banks have for the first time detailed how far they have retrenched from Russia in response to the escalating crisis in...

  35. April 29, 2014

    Morgan Stanley plans consumer banking push

    Morgan Stanley, the US investment bank locked in an often uncomfortable 18-year marriage with retail finance, is to make a...

  36. April 29, 2014

    Morgan Stanley chief reaps benefit of integration

    James Gorman was in Hawaii last week, glad-handing the brokers on whom he staked his career and the future of Morgan...

  37. April 29, 2014

    Media’s coverage offsets hostile banker-bashing, says study

    Bob Diamond called for an end to apologies, Stephen Hester said criticism made “the job harder” and one former stockbroker...

  38. April 28, 2014

    Bank of America: more red faces

    Mike Corbat & co must be a little bit relieved. Citigroup has taken a lot of heat since the US Federal Reserve, as part of...

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