JPMorgan Chase's likely CEOs-in-waiting come from the part of the bank that makes regulators and investors most nervous.
FORTUNE -- Those pushing for change at JPMorgan Chase might not like what they get even if they are successful. More of the same.
A number of shareholders are advocating for the bank to split its chairman and chief executive officer roles, now both held by uber-banker Jamie Dimon. On Tuesday, Glass Lewis, a MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - May 7, 2013 2:38 PM ET
Warren Buffett's chief lieutenant, Charlie Munger, says Brown-Vitter won't work.
FORTUNE -- Add Charlie Munger to the list of top financial executives who think the nation's biggest banks should be broken up.
In an interview with CNN at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, Munger, who is Warren Buffett's chief lieutenant, said he thinks the big banks are still too complicated and dangerous for the economy. But he doesn't think a recently proposed bill MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - May 6, 2013 6:00 AM ET
Famed hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman blasts fellow investor Bill Ackman on his Herbalife bet.
FORTUNE -- The pile on continues.
Yet another legendary investor is calling out Bill Ackman for his controversial bet against Herbalife (HLF). Late last year, Ackman made a public presentation calling the nutritional supplements company a pyramid scheme. He also said he had bet $1 billion against the company.
Leon Cooperman, who runs hedge fund firm Omega Advisors, MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - May 5, 2013 10:47 AM ET
Buffett is worried about health care costs, not banks.
FORTUNE -- At Berkshire Hathaway's (BRKA) annual meeting on Saturday, Warren Buffett fielded questions from investors, journalists, analysts and, for the first time, invited onto the stage one investor, Doug Kass, who is betting against Berkshire's stocks. ("You haven't convinced us yet to sell our stock, but keep working," said Buffett in response to one question.) The questions ranged from those MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - May 4, 2013 5:07 PM ET
Says he admires Ben Bernanke but thinks the Fed chief may have overplayed his hand.
FORTUNE -- Warren Buffett has a piece of advice for Ben Bernanke: It's easier to buy than it is to sell.
Buffett, speaking on Saturday at Berkshire Hathaway's (BRKA) annual meeting in Omaha, said he is worried about what will happen when the Federal Reserve tries to wind down its recent efforts to stimulate the economy. Via MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - May 4, 2013 3:17 PM ET
In Omaha, some of the Buffett faithful aren't particularly bullish on Berkshire's stock but they see value in Europe and Apple.
FORTUNE -- Be cautious about U.S. stocks and, especially, bonds. Europe is a good value. Berkshire Hathaway's stock is no longer a buy, but Apple may be. That was the general feeling of investors gathered here in Omaha for Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting.
The mood about the market matched the weather, MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - May 4, 2013 11:22 AM ET
The government insurer, which may or may not be in need of a bailout, plans to generate $10 billion by locking middle class borrowers into high fees for decades.
FORTUNE -- This is what you call kicking 'em when they're down.
Consumers who don't have a lot of cash to put down when buying a house usually have to pay a higher rate than typical borrowers for the first few years of MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - May 2, 2013 1:16 PM ET
Consultant calls recently proposed banking regulations "weapons of mass destruction."
FORTUNE -- Call it too big to succeed.
A report about the global banking industry by Boston Consulting Group, which was released on Tuesday, says new regulations and less business will force the big banks to dramatically shrink. Of the 28 global banks the consulting firm looked at, only a few of the leading players like -- Goldman Sachs (GS), Deutsche Bank MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Apr 30, 2013 2:13 PM ET
It's not clear regulators are taking their own worst case scenarios list seriously.
FORTUNE -- Too big to fail. Interest rates. Borrowing. Fire-sales. The Flash Crash. Risky loan deals. Libor. Cyber attacks. Europe. Japan. China.
Cattle plague was not on the list.
On Thursday, the super council of bank regulators created after the financial crisis put out a list of their best guesses as to what could cause the next financial crisis. The MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Apr 26, 2013 12:37 PM ET
Wall Street's algorithms can read fake tweets faster than you can.
FORTUNE -- As Wall Street predictions go, Jamais Cascio had a good one. A little less than a year ago, Cascio, a distinguished fellow at think tank Institute for the Future, in a blog post, predicted that retweeting Twitter bots combined with a fake news story posted by hackers on a major media website would cause a market crash. That's MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Apr 25, 2013 5:00 AM ET
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