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  • Rating Victims Didn’t Know S&P’s Toxic AAA Born of Greed

    When Charles O. Prince III was chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc. from 2003 to 2007, he didn’t know about a surge in mortgage risk that his own investment bankers loaded on to its bank’s books.

  • Moynihan Fights Fires at Bank of America Amid Book-Value Doubts

    Brian T. Moynihan spent his first year as Bank of America Corp. ’s chief executive officer putting out fires smoldering from the financial crisis. In 2011, he’ll do it all over again.

  • Whalen: Citi Has to Explain `Disorderly' CEO Change

    Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Christopher Whalen, managing director at Institutional Risk Analytics, discusses the "disorderly" process and timing of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit stepping down. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

  • Banks See Margins Widen by Deposits Surging to Most

    Profit margins at U.S. banks may get a boost from increasing deposits as customers show a preference for immediate access to their money and less appetite for risk with interest rates at a record low and the economy still seeking a bounce from recession.

  • Shrinking Bank Revenue Signals Worst Decade of Growth

    Shrinking revenue at U.S. banks, led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. , may continue to fall as the industry heads into what could be its slowest period of growth since the Great Depression.

  • Gift From Fed Stops as Profits Shrink at Banks Led by JPMorgan

    The Federal Reserve’s policy of keeping interest rates persistently low, which has helped boost bank earnings over the last six quarters, is beginning to make it harder for the biggest U.S. lenders to make money.

  • Whalen: Citi Has Had a Succession of `Deal Guys'

    Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, who led the bank through its government rescue, stepped down and will be replaced by Michael Corbat. Institutional Risk Analytics Christopher Whalen speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Wall Street Stealth Lobby Defends $35 Billion Derivatives Haul

    Wall Street is suiting up for a battle to protect one of its richest fiefdoms, the $592 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market that is facing the biggest overhaul since its creation 30 years ago.

  • Banks Cash In On Whitney’s Muni-Default Scare

    Before Meredith Whitney predicted that municipal defaults in 2011 would total “hundreds of billions of dollars” in a Dec. 19 broadcast of CBS Corp.’s “60 Minutes,” several analysts made similar claims that the market would collapse.

  • IRA’s Whalen Says Bank Holding Act Won’t Last (Audio)

    Christopher Whalen, founder of Institutional Risk Analytics, says the Bank Holding Act "will be repealed." Whalen talks with Bloomberg's Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

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