Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon are at it again. The pair joined forces today on a WSJ op-ed to call for an end to earnings guidance. Is this really the best advice they have to offer given the issues that dominate boardrooms today?
A high powered investor group led by Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon revealed their recommendations for improving corporate governance last week. The announcement was flawless – a show to rival any Broadway opening – but the dazzling cast couldn’t make up for a weak report. But while their show closed early, the authors’ clout is […]
UBS chief executive Sergio Ermotti bravely launched a defense of the banking sector and hit out at its critics in a candid interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In this post, we imagine the conversation Ermotti had with his PR chieftain when he returned from the mountains.
It’s the oldest trick in the PR playbook: get your bad news out on a Friday and leave early for the weekend. Strangely, this practice still holds, even in today’s continuous news environment. Just look at the news today from SAC Capital and J.P. Morgan.
With the awards season in full swing, we are pleased to present the 10 nominees for outstanding post from the Risk Matters blog over the past year. Enjoy!
Federal regulators released a report about what caused the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California to leak radioactive steam in January. It said excessive wear caused steam tubes at the plant to rupture – an event that “had never been seen before,” according to a federal official, and hadn’t been anticipated by the manufacturer’s […]
Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan and Bob Greifeld of Nasdaq OMX share several things in common. Both presided over colossal blunders at their firms – a multi-billion-dollar trading loss at J.P. Morgan for Dimon, and a systems breakdown on the closely watched Facebook IPO for Greifeld. Both Dimon and Greifeld have thus far offered only […]