Banks and Commodity Trading: Sell Signals
Banks are scrambling to ditch their commodity-trading businesses.
Bank CFO Pay Continues Post-Crisis Ascent
Collectively, CFOs of U.S. banks and thrifts received their fourth straight increase in annual compensation in 2012, according to SNL Financial.
American Banks: The Triumph of Low Expectations
A world of low growth, risk aversion and regulatory uncertainty.
Deferred Comp More Popular than Ever
Tax hikes and dwindling retirement benefits lead CFOs and other highly paid executives to make greater use of companies’ deferred-compensation programs.
Chase’s Contingency Plan Leaves Lasting Impression
Despite its mistakes, JPMorgan Chase did right by its employees in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
European Banks Face Libor Liabilities
Different accounting rules could mean a quicker, bigger hit on their balance sheets.
Pension Plans Even Worse Off Than Sponsors Thought
This year’s downgrading of bonds issued by big banks will drive up plan liabilities and may catch sponsors off guard.
With New CFO, JPMorgan Turns Page on “London Whale”
America's biggest bank appoints Marianne Lake to the post. Unlike her predecessor in his last few months on the job, she'll report to CEO Jamie Dimon.
Libor’s Double Whammy for European Banks
Different accounting standards could mean a quicker and bigger hit on the balance sheets of European banks than those of their American counterparts.
The freeze in small-business financing may be starting to thaw, as bank loans pick up and equity options proliferate.
Are Banks Soft-Pedaling Clawbacks?
New research suggests that the financial-services sector, though ripe with instances of negligence and other malfeasance, is not yet moving aggressively to reclaim compensation from perpetrators.