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In Fairness, He Could’ve Said “It’s Been A Pleasure Meeting With You” And She Could’ve Translated That To “My Boss Says…Uh…That I Am Great And You Should Hire Me”

But a confidential email has emerged that shows a top Chinese regulator directly asked Jamie Dimon, the bank’s chief executive, for a “favor” to hire a young job applicant. The applicant, a family friend of the regulator, now works at JPMorgan. Mr. Dimon met the applicant in June 2012, according to interviews and the previously unreported email, one of several documents that JPMorgan recently turned over to federal authorities as part of an investigation into hiring at the bank. At the meeting with Mr. Dimon in New York, the applicant acted as an interpreter for the Chinese insurance regulator. JPMorgan bankers in Hong Kong, hoping to help her job prospects, knew in advance that she would attend…As the meeting with Mr. Dimon was wrapping up, interviews and the confidential email show, Mr. Xiang changed the subject to his young interpreter. He introduced her to Mr. Dimon and portrayed her as the daughter of a close friend and a potential JPMorgan employee. In an awkward moment for the applicant, she translated as Mr. Xiang extolled the benefits of hiring her. [Dealbook]

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  1. guest says:

    Hmmm, only 8 hours after Matt posts it on Blooms

    • guest says:

      you're a fucking idiot.

    • guest says:

      Earth to guest, come in guest.

      You know that this was a huge Times story that everyone who writes about finance (clusterstock, counterparties, felix salmon, dealbreaker) was going to cover, right? And that it's quite strange that you think Matt has the monopoly on it, or something, right?

      • Guest says:

        Matilda: "You know what? Can we just cut it out with all the 'Earth to's' please?"
        Hansel: "We're not actually saying this is the Earth calling you, Matilda."
        Matilda: "Yeah. No, I got that. I understand you don't literally mean…"
        Derek: "Uh, no, I don't think you do. Listen. It's not like we think we're actually in a control tower trying to reach outer space aliens or something okay?"
        Hansel: "Hello. Hello."
        Derek: "Oh, snap!"

    • guest says:

      Is strange (in a creepy, you want to wear Matt's skin way) that you think that if Matt links to a story in a round up no one else can subsequently post it.

    • .Bo says:

      I like Matt too, but you're a silly little bitch.

    • Guest says:

      Anyone who's a real Matt fan would know that he tweeted his approval of Bess's take on this story right after it was posted.

  2. el guesto says:

    anybody know if she's hot?

    – guy with a thing for asians

  3. guest says:

    yeah she's definitely blowing this guy

    years of the horse i suppose

    -that guy you hate

  4. yung ho says:

    i very good for job.

  5. Guest says:

    As a countermeasure, Chinese authorities granted expanded license to Citgroup and just started investigation of JPMChase on the allegation that Chase would hire any US military veteran for bank teller positions.