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"It's Laughable Really": Why No One, Especially Not Jamie Dimon, Will Be Held Accountable For London Whale

A few weeks back, Bruno Iksil, the man whose name shall live in CDX trading infamy and whose nicknames will forever haunt the desks at JP Morgan’s taxpayer-sponsored, London-based hedge fund (known in polite circles as "CIO"), got a break when the UK’s financial watchdog dropped its investigation saying it didn’t have a strong enough case. Show More Summary

Common Sense: Figures in ‘London Whale’ Trading Case Escape the Authorities’ Nets

An investigation into a trader whose risky bets cost JPMorgan Chase $6.2 billion has ended, but who, if anyone, will be held accountable remains an open question.

Free Willy: FCA Drops Case Against London Whale

Once upon a time, at JP Morgan’s London-based internal hedge fund CIO unit, a legend was born. Bruno Iksil — better known as “The London Whale” or “Voldemort” or “He Who Must Not Be Named” — carved out his place in the annals of CDXShow More Summary

UK drops probe into 'London Whale'

Financial Conduct Authority confirms case against former JP Morgan trader will not progress.

'London Whale' escapes $1.5 million fine as U.K. regulator drops case

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has abandoned a proposed fine of about $1.5 million (1 million pounds) and an industry ban against the former JPMorgan Chase & Co. trader known as the London... To view the full story, click the title link.

Jamie Dimon talks about the time Jimmy Lee arranged for Tom Brady to call and cheer him up

JPMorgan & Chase CEO Jamie Dimon had a rough go of it during the London Whale scandal in 2012.  One of the banks' traders had lost more than $6 billion after making enormous derivatives bets, and the bank got a bad reputation for its risky behavior in the wake of the financial crisis. Show More Summary

JPMorgan wins dismissal of shareholder lawsuit over London Whale

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co officials including Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon do not have to face a shareholder lawsuit claiming they failed to properly investigate the "London Whale" trading scandal that caused $6.2 billion in losses, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Opening Bell: 5.22.15

JPMorgan won't face investors suits over London Whale; PE exec will be released from Uruguay prison; Ron Paul says run for your friggin lives; "Family-friendly water park slammed for hosting twerking contest"; and more.

There's a house floating down the Thames and you can stay in it

LONDON — The Thames has seen some unusual river traffic over the years, from a giant Michael Jackson statue to a confused whale, a stern-faced Queen peering out at the rain among a thousand other boats and David Beckham in a speedboat,...Show More Summary

Pippa Middleton Upsets PETA for Eating Smoked Whale Meat

Pippa Middleton keeps it business casual while running errands on Tuesday (April 14) in London, England. The 31-year-old sister of the Duchess of Cambridge is getting some backlash from her column in the Daily Telegraph where she opened up about eating smoked whale carpaccio during a recent trip to Norway. “Pippa is not known for [...]

Japan hopes to resume whale hunt this year, despite opposition by expert panel

TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - Japan on Monday said it hoped to resume its Antarctic whale hunt around the end of this year, after providing further information to win over an international panel that says its whaling plan does not prove the need for killing the animals.

Whales vs. Dinosaurs: What’s the Biggest Animal of All Time?

In 1841, in the early days of paleontology, the notoriously cantankerous anatomist Richard Owen, the man who would later coin the term “dinosaur,” stood before his colleagues at the Geological Society of London to announce the discovery of an enormous extinct reptile. Show More Summary

'It's your turn now.' Dippy and the Blue Whale

'It's your turn now.'Ink on watercolour paper, 202 x 100mm. Scarcely had I mentioned how well Sophie the Stegosaurus complemented the presence of the beloved Diplodocus at their respective entrances to London's Natural History Museum...Show More Summary

London Whale 2.0: BofA Used Government-Backed Funds For "Reckless, Extremely Levered" Tax-Avoidance Trades

When we recently described in detail the reason, or rather 70.3 trillion reasons, why Citigroup scrambled to make sure the swap push-out provision language remained in the Cronybus government funding bill, we made it clear that thatShow More Summary

Reversal of Dodd-Frank swaps rule ignores lessons from financial crisis, ‘London whale

If the bonds went south, JPMorgan would collect on the insurance. But if they didn’t, the bank would keep making premium payments.

Here's How You Can Help Scientists Study Sex, Whales, and Distant Galaxies

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) "There is so much we don't know!" said Dick Vane-Wright, the Keeper of Entomology at the London Museum of Natural History when author Sharman Apt Russell was asking about butterflies. Show More Summary

Is dishonesty just part of the banking culture?

Six years after the financial crisis, little has been done to squash the caricature of the dishonest banker. Given the London Whale debacle, the LIBOR fixing scandal, the massive currency-rigging scheme and other rogue traders, it's hard not to think something is still very rotten in the state of banking. Show More Summary

40 trapped whales steered to safety off Essex coast

LONDON — Essex authorities are steering to safety a pod of 40 whales that had moved into shallow water off the coast The pod, which includes some young whales, got into trouble earlier this week during ebb tide, the time between high...Show More Summary

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