JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s tentative agreement to pay a record $13 billion to end civil claims over its sales of mortgage bonds, a deal that won’t absolve the bank of potential criminal liability, hasn’t shaken some investors’ faith in Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon.
An instant-message group involving senior traders at banks including Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc. and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc is being scrutinized by regulators investigating potential manipulation of the foreign- exchange market, four people with knowledge of the probe said.
Pay for people in bonds, currencies and commodities is likely to decline this year as firms increased hiring after a strong 2009, and regulators focused on large bonuses as those markets remained “sluggish,” according to Glenn Schorr , an analyst of brokerage stocks at Nomura Securities International Inc. in New York.
Morgan Stanley reached a settlement with MBIA Inc. over credit-default swaps that led to billions of dollars of losses for the bank, agreeing to terminate the contracts and drop a challenge to the insurer’s restructuring.
James Gorman strides across the stage of the auditorium on the top floor of Morgan Stanley’s Times Square headquarters. It’s late October, and he’s in the midst of the second investor revolt he’s been through in three years -- the first one coming during the financial upheaval of 2008.