With a record of poor shareholder returns, why do the TBTF banks (JPM, C, BAC) even exist,...

|By:, SA News Editor

With a record of poor shareholder returns, why do the TBTF banks (JPM, C, BAC) even exist, writes Sheila Bair. Capital markets certainly wouldn't finance such "unstable behemoths" if it weren't for their de facto government backstop. Jamie Dimon can provide a better return to shareholders by recognizing his bank is worth more in smaller pieces.