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Tag Archive: JP Morgan


RISK is a four letter word and been fancied these days. Everyone knows about risk and every firm is accompanied bloghas best process, best standards, best people till the time an incident or big impact is not been made.

The recent example of fine imposed by the US authorities on various Investment banks like BNP PARIBAS SA, BANK OF AMERICA, RBS, HSBC, STAN CHARTED, ING, J.P. MORGAN are some of the examples of the above. Corporate are heavily investing in the compliance and in the risk management department but they forget to invest on the employees.

Risk management has become a key function in almost every large company, but all too frequently it makes an organization so risk-averse that initiative and innovation become paralyzed.  Continue reading

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Not many of you aware of the incident that took place in the month of April 2012 Bloomberg and Wall street journal made the headlines 813530JPMorgan Trader’s Positions Said to Distort Credit Indexes and ‘London Whale’ Rattles Debt Market.

Picking up from the CDX.NA.IG indices are composed of 125 North American corporate credits that are investment grade when the index begins trading understanding JP Morgan loss.Taking a position in the index allows traders to hedge or speculate. Going long means selling protection on the index in the expectation that the underlying company credits improve or at least do not default. Going short means buying protection on the index. The net notional value of the CDX.NA.IG.9 has surged from about $90bn at the start of the year to $150bn in April – indicating a big jump in trading. Continue reading

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Good morning last day of 2012 checking the mood of market well. This is the most news driven market we’ve had since the Greece story. You gotta be quick on your feet.

Thought of sharing the post that attained maximum readers on a day. It was May 11 2012 when the leading financial media broke the story on Thursday night about the $2bn trading loss on credit derivatives trading, which chief executive Jamie Dimon blamed on errors,sloppiness and bad judgement” and warned “could get worse”. 
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Picking up from the CDX.NA.IG indices are composed of 125 North American corporate credits that are investment grade when the index begins trading understanding JP Morgan loss. As derivative’s are zero sum game so if JP Morgan lost $2 billion from April 2012, than who made a $2 billion profit in the same time, well I don’t know.May be some unidentified hedge funds apparently. It was like once the sharks smelled blood in the water, they started betting against the whale, making his losses much bigger. The huge size that traders were complaining about

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The world financial market where already under pressure from the Euro crisis, untill yesterday late night when the news broke out JPMorgan has trading loss of at least $2 bln, reputation hit . The CIO unit is where Bruno Iksil was making $200 billion-sized bets. Basically JPM has suffered massive losses at its CIO group most likely due to its IG/HY positions held by Iksil.

Below quotes from Mr Jamie Dimon

  • “…Errors, sloppiness, and bad judgement.”
  • “Bad strategy, badly executed and poorly monitored”
  • “It could get worse. This could go on for a little bit.”
  •  “Badly executed, badly monitored. I’m not going to repeat it 800 times” Continue reading
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