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    1. 19 hours ago

      America’s Main Street banks struggle at the core

      The Main Street banks of America should really be having a great time of it: business and consumer confidence is high, homes...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Goldman Sachs regains a little of the swagger of bygone era

      Lloyd Blankfein told Goldman Sachs’ managing directors at a private “town hall” meeting on Thursday that its first-quarter...

    1. April 16, 2015

      Buoyant Wall Street earnings lift cloud of crisis

      Two of Wall Street’s largest banks have recorded one of their strongest quarters since the financial crisis, in a sign that...

    2. April 15, 2015

      Bank of America battles revenue decline

      Bank of America put hefty legal costs of the past year behind it to swing into profit for the first quarter of 2015 but...

    3. April 14, 2015

      Wells Fargo profit slips for first time in 7 years

      Wells Fargo’s first-quarter profits slipped for the first time in seven years, as the biggest bank by market capitalisation...

    4. April 14, 2015

      JPMorgan shares hit record after beating forecasts

      JPMorgan Chase reported a boost to its trading revenues, and its profits, as it opened Wall Street’s first-quarter earnings...

    5. April 12, 2015

      ‘Dull work, flat pay and lousy colleagues’

      The work is dull, the pay flat and your colleagues lousy. But that could well be your lot in financial services, according...

    6. April 10, 2015

      Dimon’s timely message about financial fragility

      The most honest investment advice ever given was to a liftboy sharing a ride with the original JP Morgan. Asked what the...

    7. April 10, 2015

      Goldman Sachs adopts new targets on executive pay packages

      Goldman Sachs placed new targets on the pay package of Lloyd Blankfein and other top executives in response to shareholder...

    8. April 8, 2015

      Jamie Dimon warns next crisis could see ‘more volatile’ markets

      Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, said the next financial crisis should see “more volatile” markets and a...

    9. April 8, 2015

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch names investment banking chiefs

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch has promoted Diego De Giorgi and Karim Assef to co-heads of global investment banking as the...

    10. April 6, 2015

      Bubble could burst on boom in bank compliance units

      Compliance was never supposed to be a high-stakes job in finance. For thrills and big pay, the natural choices were...

    11. April 6, 2015

      Banks get smaller slice of trading cake

      The crumb-gathering business is not what it used to be. “Just imagine that a bond is a slice of cake,” said Judy McCoy, wife...

    12. April 2, 2015

      Wells Fargo breaks into the upper ranks of global fee earners

      Wells Fargo’s investment banking operations grew faster than all its rivals in the first quarter and knocked Switzerland’s...

    13. April 1, 2015

      Morgan Stanley chief lands $22.5m pay package

      Morgan Stanley chief executive James Gorman has received a 25 per cent pay rise after the US investment bank handed him...

    14. April 1, 2015

      China banks: a national service

      Earlier this year, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase chief executive, warned that breaking up the bank would leave room for a...

    15. March 30, 2015

      US banks target Elizabeth Warren’s ‘rogue’ watchdog

      Banks are waging a fierce lobbying campaign against a consumer watchdog championed by Elizabeth Warren, the crusading...

    16. March 27, 2015

      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...

    17. March 26, 2015

      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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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