The CEO of JPMorgan Chase — which lately took over failed First Republic Financial institution — believes there might be extra ache forward for United States banks if the Federal Reserve goes into disaster mode with overregulation.

In a Bloomberg tv interview on Might 11, JPMorgan Chase Chair and CEO Jamie Dimon stated he believes it is “going to worsen for banks” except the Federal Reserve takes proactive measures past merely creating extra rules.


Jamie Dimon talking on Bloomberg Surveillance. Supply: Bloomberg

In simply the primary few months of the yr, three main U.S. banks collapsed — Signature Financial institution, Silicon Valley Financial institution and First Republic Financial institution.

Dimon stated that it’s “a supervision downside,” with the financial institution CEOs and board members the “folks guilty,” as supervisors normally concentrate on if they’re abiding by rules.

Nevertheless, Dimon believes including extra rules to the Federal Reserve’s already 200,000-page lengthy stress take a look at will not be the answer to the present banking disaster.

He argued that extra rules make it tougher for banks to conduct enterprise, noting that “a few of these neighborhood banks now have extra compliance folks than mortgage officers.”

As an alternative, he proposed taking a holistic method when modifying rules, saying:

“At one level, it’s making it tougher for them to do enterprise. There are already a whole bunch of guidelines in place.”

He additional questioned the effectiveness of stress assessments, as corporations that fully concentrate on “that one stress take a look at” might be overlooking points, equivalent to historic occasions that “at all times occur” once more.

He believes that focusing solely on one stress take a look at offers a “false sense of safety.”

Dimon recommended that that the Federal Reserve by no means noticed points rising within the banking trade, noting that “not one Fed governor forecasted” the banking disaster.

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This isn’t the primary time a JPMorgan govt has expressed points with banking rules in current occasions.

Bob Michele, the chief funding officer of J.P. Morgan Asset Administration, acknowledged in an April 27 Bloomberg tv interview that First Republic Bank’s liquidity issues “ought to by no means have occurred,” as banking is the “most closely regulated capitalized trade on the planet.”

Extra lately, it was reported on Might 1 that JPMorgan was set to acquire First Republic Financial institution’s (FRB) property, after its earlier efforts to rescue it failed.

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