Too Big to Fail Bank Subject of Senate Hearing

Dimon CEO of Chase can not defend hedging loss.


Scottsdale, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/15/2012 -- J. P. Morgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon testified before a Senate Committee, Wednesday June 10. He said that he could not defend how a hedging strategy in a London office of the bank caused a multibillion dollar trading loss. This statement by the Chief Executive of Chase underscores the obvious fact that the big banks are far too large and far too diverse to be managed well. They are so far-flung geographically and in so many different, and often competing businesses to make management reasonable and effective.

We have heard the too big to fail and the too big to manage story repeatedly since the bank .bailout of just a few years ago. This loss by Chase tells the story in no uncertain terms that the failure of one of the "too big too" banks is past the point of a possibility and will become a certainty. It will, most likely, be at an inconvenient time.

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