Jamie Dimon

  • 11 May 2012 at 4:50 PM

Fitch Has Something To Say About Fudgie

“Manageable” but “raises questions.” Read more »

In case that was unclear. Also, no more “surprises” like you know what again, please. Read more »

Jamie Dimon just did a conference call in which he mentioned something called the “Dimon Principle,” but he did not define it, so I will propose a definition, which is: If you are going to have a Slytherin alumnus running a $375bn book full of snakes and CDX and TIPS (??) and things, and someone notices and the press starts lobbing in guesses about it, and Congress starts fretting about it, and you say things like “this is a tempest in a teapot,” you have to NOT LOSE TWO BILLION DOLLARS ON IT. From JPMorgan’s just-filed Q: Read more »

How will you be spending your weekend? I know what I’ll be doing, which is reading all the Lehman bankruptcy documents. They’ve been online for a week or two and we’ve had some teasers today, covering how much all the big fish got paid and how much all the medium-sized fish in IBD got paid. Naturally those were the first things anyone noticed because, y’know, money. And money is important. But this industry isn’t just about money. It’s also about hope:

It’s about faith: Read more »

People who *can* dance

There are a lot of things Jamie Dimon is very, very good at: building a fortress balance sheet, chatting up reporters in elevators, doing sake bombs, and being appreciably better looking than his peers, to name just a few. In other areas, the JPMorgan CEO has left room for improvement. For example, his dancing skills, which Dimon’s own wife and mother won’t even mince words about at this point. Read more »

  • 04 Apr 2012 at 7:28 PM

Whatever Doesn’t Kill JPMorgan Makes It Stronger

“The frustration with — and hostility toward — our industry continues,” Dimon said today in a letter to shareholders of New York-based JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets. “We have not retrenched. Just the opposite — we have stepped up.” [Bloomberg, related]

A few months ago, I was standing in a crowded elevator when Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, stepped in. When he saw me, he said in a voice loud enough for everyone to hear: “Why does The New York Times hate the banks?” It’s not The New York Times, Mr. Dimon. It really isn’t. It’s the country that hates the banks these days. [Joe Nocera/NYT]