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. Posted by guest | February 10, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Hmmm, only 8 hours after Matt posts it on Blooms

  2. Posted by guest | February 10, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    you're a fucking idiot.

  3. Posted by guest | February 10, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    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?

  4. Posted by guest | February 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    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.

  5. Posted by .Bo | February 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

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

  6. Posted by el guesto | February 10, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    anybody know if she's hot?

    – guy with a thing for asians

  7. Posted by Guest | February 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    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.

  8. Posted by biglawinsecure | February 10, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    can a corrupt Chinese Communist Party boss afford an ugly slam piece/

  9. Posted by Guest | February 10, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    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!"

  10. Posted by guest | February 10, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    yeah she's definitely blowing this guy

    years of the horse i suppose

    -that guy you hate

  11. Posted by yung ho | February 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    i very good for job.

  12. Posted by Guest | February 11, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    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.