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  • "Too little has been changed to avoid a repeat of the problem," says the Boston Fed's Eric Rosengren, arguing banks with broker-dealer units continue to hold too little capital. "The status quo represents an ongoing financial stability risk." The largest ones still standing are MS, UBS, GS, C, DB, CS, BAC, BCS, and JPM, and each of the U.S. ones passed the Fed stress test and are returning capital. [View news story]
    Take a 20 year look at the "S" in the regulators bank rating system. See wiki pedia "CAMELS rating system" market sensitivity, the "S" factor of the rating. Look at the array of field documents since the 90's. Ask yourself, is this all buttoned up, under control? Have the changes since 2007-2008 been highly effective? Are regulators all right up to snuff, singing in complete harmony, effectively regulating both the regular AND the shadow banking side of "market sensitivity"? Take your pick, total overhaul of bank risk management (with effective auditing of basically intact underlying systems), or LOTS more capital!
    Apr 17 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The JPMorgan Exec Responsible For The London Whale Please Stand Up? [View article]
    Report from Senate Investigations is due for release this Friday 3/15.
    More at Wipedia 2012 JPMorgan Chase trading loss
    Mar 12 07:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan Loss Could Be Next 'Shock' Event [View article]
    much, much more at
    Watch Carl Levin and that investigation (Volker co-author). Must be nice to have subpoena power, a large Senate staff, and a goal. However not a lot of smoke from the other investigations just yet.
    Sep 28 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment