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    1. 8 hours ago

      Banks await return of volatility to drive FICC profits

      At Lloyds Bank in London, TS Eliot worked on the components of what is now called FICC — fixed income, currencies and...

    2. 24 hours ago

      Wall Street’s finest head for the Silicon Valley

      A decade ago, when senior bankers tired of Wall Street they usually headed for the golf course, a hedge fund, or public...

    1. March 23, 2015

      Wrangling over reserves blurs US bank performances

      Next week, finance departments at US banks will start scurrying to produce their first-quarter earnings statement. If...

    2. March 19, 2015

      US struggles over severe bank risks

      America’s struggle to decide which banks pose grave threats to the financial system was laid bare on Thursday as Republicans...

    3. March 19, 2015

      Big banks braced for rate rise boon

      Do not look to Goldman Sachs for a clear forecast on US interest rates: its top executives have different views. Lloyd...

    4. March 19, 2015

      BofA under pressure to defend structure

      Bank of America will have to defend its current structure at its annual meeting in May and Citigroup and JPMorgan may have...

    5. March 17, 2015

      Boardroom tokenism skirts the need for female skills

      The most powerful posts in the financial world are held by women. Janet Yellen chairs the US Federal Re­serve, and Christine...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Dodd-Frank reforms face fresh assault

      The Obama administration is braced for a fresh assault on reforms implemented in the wake of the financial crisis as...

    7. March 12, 2015

      US banks learn to play the stress test challenge

      Stress test failures US banks tend to talk differently about the Federal Reserve’s stress test, depending on whom they’re...

    8. March 11, 2015

      Banks act to reassure investors on tests

      Banks at the centre of the latest round of the US Federal Reserve’s stress tests were quick to reassure investors on...

    9. March 11, 2015

      Wall Street jobs rise for first time in four years

      Wall Street employment increased last year for the first time since 2011 and New York’s traders and bankers enjoyed a modest...

    10. March 11, 2015

      US banks boost dividends

      US banks are poised to reclaim the top spot among S&P 500 sectors paying out the largest dividends to shareholders, after...

    11. March 9, 2015

      JPMorgan reshuffle sees four rising stars gain prominence

      A wind of change has swept through the upper echelons of Wall Street’s main investment banks over the past week. From...

    12. March 9, 2015

      JPMorgan ‘whale’ assistant loses judicial review

      A former JPMorgan Chase trader who faces US criminal charges in the wake of the $6bn “London whale” debacle has lost a legal...

    13. March 8, 2015

      Tougher US stress test challenge looms for lenders in round two

      Bankers scanning the results of the first round of the Federal Reserve’s stress test last week would have breathed a small...

    14. March 5, 2015

      Stress tests for banks are a predictable act of public theatre

      When the US government announced in 2009 that it was launching stress tests for the country’s largest banks, it seemed like...

    15. March 4, 2015

      The Fed’s magic tricks will not make risk disappear

      It is usually hard to spot regulatory mistakes before their effects are felt. But one is happening in plain view right now....

    16. March 3, 2015

      World’s biggest banks still €300bn short of safe assets, says regulator

      The world’s biggest banks are still short of €300bn worth of safe assets to comply with new rules designed to reduce their...

    17. March 3, 2015

      Citi to sell OneMain to Springleaf

      Citigroup has taken a big step in ridding itself of “bad bank” assets by selling OneMain Financial, its consumer finance...

    18. March 3, 2015

      US Federal Reserve urged to clarify bank capital requirements

      The Federal Reserve must shed more light on how it plans to calculate extra capital requirements for the biggest US banks so...

    19. February 27, 2015

      The more dignified way to react as a banker at bonus time

      This is the season in which many investment banks hand out their bonus letters, each having waited to see what the others...

    20. February 26, 2015

      Revisionists take heat off US bank results

      US banks’ habit of revising earnings weeks after announcing them is driving some analysts to distraction. Last week BNY...

    21. 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...

    22. February 25, 2015

      JPMorgan plans branch closures amid switch to mobile apps

      JPMorgan Chase had for years been building its retail footprint, adding branches as recently as 2013 to fill out the network...

    23. February 23, 2015

      Volcker rule to usher in 50 trades of grey

      Wall Street traders can identify with Fifty Shades of Grey. First, the setting: the “enormous — and frankly intimidating —...

    24. February 20, 2015

      The case for raising the student borrowing age in the US

      Ever since the Reagan administration, the US has had a national drinking age. People need to reach their 21st birthday...

    25. February 20, 2015

      Bondholders may hold the key to bank break-ups

      “Break up the banks!” The now familiar cry from the liberal left and libertarian right in the US will soon attract...

    26. February 17, 2015

      US student and car loan delinquency rates rise

      More Americans had difficulties staying up to date with student and auto loan payments in the final quarter of last year, in...

    27. February 17, 2015

      Banks battle to retain junior ranks as bonuses ‘normalise’

      What’s a bonus worth In meetings across the world’s financial centres, senior bankers are having the annual conversation...

    28. February 17, 2015

      The financial dangers of swapping common sense for risk models

      As the global financial crisis began to break in 2007, David Viniar, then chief financial officer of Goldman Sachs, reported...

    29. February 8, 2015

      US scrutiny of Barclays and UBS widens forex trading probe

      The US Department of Justice is scrutinising currency-linked investments marketed by Barclays and UBS in an indication that...

    30. February 8, 2015

      Regulations hit smaller US banks hardest

      Small US banks have been disproportionately hurt by post-financial crisis regulation, a former JPMorgan Chase executive...

    31. February 6, 2015

      Robert Pirie, lawyer, banker and bibliophile, 1934-2015

      No one liked to tangle with Robert S Pirie. Part of a celebrated generation of dealmakers — at Skadden Arps, the New York...

    32. January 30, 2015

      Fed looms large over bank stock prospects

      This could be the year of revolt against the Federal Reserve. Not from the Ron Paul crackpots with their black helicopter...

    33. January 28, 2015

      Basel Committee overhauls banks’ disclosure model

      The way banks disclose risks they hold on their balance sheets has been overhauled by the world’s top banking supervisor in...

    34. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt...

    35. January 23, 2015

      Keeping faith with the land of the free

      You’ll probably be hearing a lot this weekend about the prospects for Europe. But my mind is elsewhere. By far the biggest...

    36. January 21, 2015

      US bank stocks give up year’s gains

      Less than a month into 2015 and US bank stocks have erased more than a year’s worth of gains as sharp market moves and a...

    37. January 20, 2015

      Morgan Stanley hit by weak fixed income trading revenues

      Morgan Stanley suffered an unexpected decline in its already weak fixed income trading business in results on Tuesday, but...

    38. January 18, 2015

      Banks and Congress blast Obama plan to tax Wall St and wealthy

      The banking industry and Republicans have criticised a White House proposal to increase taxes on Wall Street and the wealthy...

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