Evading Risk Limits
"At a huge bank like J.P. Morgan, there are many layers of authority, and nobody knows everything that is going on. But the evidence that the Congressional committee turns up does illuminate the limits of the lone-trader story. And it also points to another theory of the case, which is that the bank's chief investment office, far from merely hedging risks taken elsewhere in the bank, actually functioned as something like an internal hedge fund, placing huge bets on the markets and evading risk limits with which traders elsewhere in the firm had to conform."
— John Cassidy, The New Yorker
Jonathan Camhi has been an associate editor with Bank Systems & Technology since 2012. He previously worked as a freelance journalist in New York City covering politics, health and immigration, and has a master's degree from the City University of New York's Graduate School ... View Full Bio