• 06 Jul 2011 at 9:17 AM

Jamie Dimon Is Sorry Citigroup Can’t Take A Joke

“You should go work for a real bank,” Mr. Dimon taunted a Citigroup banker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January, interrupting while the banker was schmoozing clients. Mr. Dimon says he made the comment in jest and is “sorry.” The incident inflamed Citigroup executives, already peeved by what they saw as attempts to poach Citigroup clients by highlighting the bank’s turmoil, said people familiar with the matter. [WSJ]

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  1. Posted by Confucius | July 6, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    He went on to explain that the decade he spent building Citigroup into an unholy leviathan was all just the setup to that joke, and it was totally worth it

  2. Posted by lax BRO | July 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    “I’m Sorry I’m not Sorry, I’m a Cocksman”


  3. Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Why, are you guys hiring?  I’m tired of picking up Vikram’s dhotis at the cleaners…

    – Shamed banker “that never sleeps”

  4. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    I guess that would be funny if VP ever wore anything that wasn’t a suit?

  5. Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Examining motives:  Had it been Axel Weber would I have said lederhosen? 

    Yep…I’m good.

  6. Posted by markstainmaker | July 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    pompous  and  snarky  are  words  that  describe……………

  7. Posted by Last Man Standing | July 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    screw Citi, they had JD eating out of their hands till they tossed him out with the trash to make extra space for jessica b.

  8. Posted by Guy who gets Irony | July 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Thats exactly what the proud people of “J.P. Morgan” used to say before they became employees of “J.P.Morgan Chase”

  9. Posted by Jamie D. | July 6, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    I’m sorry I’m not the most boring person ever!  Okay?  I’m sorry I’m not poor!  I’m sorry I don’t have a fat ass!  I’m sorry I’m not… Hey!  Where you going?

  10. Posted by LeBron_23 | July 6, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Too soon.

  11. Posted by In touch with my sexuality | July 6, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Dimon looks so dreamy here. No homo.

  12. Posted by WallStreetFatCat | July 6, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Sounds like Jamie may have “accidentally” slipped up like Erin…

  13. Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Chris…Chrisss….Chrissssss…I’m busy, stupid dick!

  14. Posted by DDDD | July 6, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Meet me at SL East this weekend and I’ll throw a few bottles of Dom at your face. I’ll be the the guy with the $180k tab, you’ll know who.

  15. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    looks like someone is offed that they weren’t invited to VP’s weekend bhangera parties, shit is gonna be epic!

  16. Posted by guest | July 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Like Citi doesn’t say that to UBS bankers

  17. Posted by guest | July 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Proper response would be “Goldman isn’t hiring”

  18. Posted by Oooh Yeah | July 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    What a scumbag snake in the grass.

    true story/no homo

  19. Posted by JPed | July 6, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Mr Dimon went on to say “aren’t you tired of getting bent over in the Vikram Yoga studio and never sleeping?” 

  20. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Docking sounds hella fun. No homo.

  21. Posted by Pete B. & Wes E. | July 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Our balance sheet is just fine, thank you.

  22. Posted by J. Staley | July 6, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Are you kidding? You’re Jamie Dimon. You’re Hollywood; you date models. He’s Jersey; he skis in his jeans. It’s Pandit… it’s Vikram Pandit.

  23. Posted by Texashedge | July 6, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    42% of the critics liked this comment

  24. Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Oooh, the big speech!

  25. Posted by JBEV | July 6, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Sandy Weil could not be reached for comment

    -cnbc reporter

  26. Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    This reminds me of Mr. T in Rocky III when he is taunting Adrienne to get with a real man.

  27. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    I do everything in jeans. 

  28. Posted by Texashedge | July 6, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    I lost a lot of money betting on Clubber in that rematch

  29. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    I think shareholders were just happy that Sandy had the deep bench of Sir Deryck, Bobby Rubin, Jessica “no the B stands for Bibliowicz” and Chuck “Tiny Dancer” Prince to catapult C to greater glory and world dominance once they got that slacker JD out of the way.

    Signed, Dance Floor Referee at Greenbrier

  30. Posted by Ssummerill | July 6, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    JD was one of the most liked by those that worked for him, such as myself for over 43 yrs with Citi before retiring last year.  He was awesome, good VP, cared for his people, and watched out for his investor’s.  If possible he would be one that could buy Main One Financial, and grow the company.  I am not upset with his statement, it does not change the fact that Citi pulled thru and we are on our way to becoming again #1 in the Financial Industry.  JD would be a great asset, at one time we all thought he rather that the Prince would be the next CEO of Citi. I not only worked for him but have watched what he has accomplished with Chase, and still admire him and the caring he has for his fellow men and woman. Both Citi, Chase, and the other three players will do will to help all of us enjoy a better life. Thanks to JD, Vick, and others that help make this happen. Stan the money man::

  31. Posted by lies | July 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Sucking wine in Sonoma now.

  32. Posted by lies | July 6, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    wipe the poo off yer nose, ok?

  33. Posted by lies | July 6, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    I pity da foooo !

  34. Posted by PasteSpecialFormats | July 6, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Summer Farm Hand duties include:

    -Manual stimulation of bull prior to mating
    -Daily acquisition of goat’s milk
    -Collection and distribution of ‘fertilizer’

  35. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Meet me at ReUnion Bar instead.  I prefer their lax ID policies.

  36. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Paging Joke Briefer!

  37. Posted by Ken Lewis | July 6, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    I don’t get it?

  38. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Wait, is JD the UBS sucks guy?

  39. Posted by CurrencyTrader | July 6, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Let’s be clear – there are only two Bulge Bracket Firms to be a banker for; JP-Monay and GoldmanStacks. All others are for the bitches. I’ve never seen a CreditPuisse or ShittyBankers throwing stacks of rolled up 20’s at the cocktail waitress’s head at Marquee.

    – Guy who wants to be clear that although he changes the names of banks he will still alligator slap the shit out of a guy who says “bankster”.

  40. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    “watched out for his investor’s”

  41. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Who still goes to Marquee?  I thought after the HBS Case Study it became officially uncool.  I guess not to FXers…..

  42. Posted by Guestalicious | July 6, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    terrible comment. i hate not having a don’t like button.

  43. Posted by LPs | July 6, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Too bad your returns aren’t

  44. Posted by John Reed | July 6, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Ssummerill, former Co-Head of Investment Banking and partner to Steve Black, OR Primerica agent buying term and investing the difference at kitchen tables across the land…

  45. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Funny because you seem like exactly the kind of self-loathing hypocritical douche who would use the term bankster. 

  46. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Paging Dr. Faggot!

    Dr. Faggot!

  47. Posted by Guest | July 6, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Bank-banksta luvv

  48. Posted by Doctor Farthing | July 6, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    You too?

  49. Posted by Fuld | July 6, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Fucking right Jamie. I said the same thing to Blankfein

  50. Posted by Retail Guy | July 7, 2011 at 3:24 AM

    They sell Dom on the train to Old Saybrook? I must be in the wrong car.

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