JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon states banking crisis is not over yet

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Jamie Dimon, President, CEO & & Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, speaking on Squawk Box at the WEF in Davos, Switzerland onJan 19 th,2023

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The tension on the monetary sector brought on by 2 bank failures in the United States last month is still a risk and must be resolved by a reimagining of the regulative procedure, according to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

“As I write this letter, the current crisis is not yet over, and even when it is behind us, there will be repercussions from it for years to come,” the long time CEO stated in his yearly letter to investors onTuesday

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“But importantly, recent events are nothing like what occurred during the 2008 global financial crisis,” he included.

The current banking concerns in the U.S. started with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, which was nearby regulators on March 10 as depositors pulled 10s of billions of dollars from the bank. The smaller sized Signature Bank was closed 2 days later on. And in Europe, Swiss regulators brokered a purchase of Credit Suisse by UBS.

JPMorgan and other big banks actioned in to make $30 billion of deposits at First Republic, another local bank that financiers feared might end up being the next SVB.

The tension on the local banks has actually led financiers and experts to recommend that the “too big to fail” banks would be a recipient of the crisis, however Dimon stated JPMorgan wishes to enhance the smaller sized banks for the advantage of the entire monetary system.

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“Any crisis that damages Americans’ trust in their banks damages all banks – a fact that was known even before this crisis. While it is true that this bank crisis ‘benefited’ larger banks due to the inflow of deposits they received from smaller institutions, the notion that this meltdown was good for them in any way is absurd,” Dimon composed.

Regulatory modifications

Dimon likewise warned versus knee-jerk modifications to the regulative system. He composed that the majority of the threats, consisting of the prospective losses from held-to-maturity bonds, were “hiding in plain sight.” The interconnected network of SVB’s deposit base was the unidentified variable, he stated.

“The recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in the United States and Credit Suisse in Europe, and the related stress in the banking system, underscore that simply satisfying regulatory requirements is not sufficient. Risks are abundant, and managing those risks requires constant and vigilant scrutiny as the world evolves,” Dimon composed.

The JPMorgan CEO rather required more positive policy. He explained that the held-to-maturity bonds that have actually ended up being issues for lots of banks are really extremely ranked federal government financial obligation that ratings well under existing guidelines, which current tension tests did not video game out a quick increase in rate of interest.

“This is not to absolve bank management – it’s just to make clear that this wasn’t the finest hour for many players. All of these colliding factors became critically important when the marketplace, rating agencies and depositors focused on them,” Dimon composed.

Dimon stated that policy must be “less academic, more collaborative” which policymakers need to be more careful of possibly pressing some monetary services to nonbanks and so-called shadow banks.

Climate and AI

Two other broad subjects that Dimon discussed, besides the monetary outcomes of JPMorgan, were the requirement for financial investments in environment innovation and resiliency programs and the increase of expert system.

Dimon stated that there required to be more seriousness at several levels to accelerate the advancement of green innovation, raising allowing reform and noteworthy domain as 2 locations to think about.

“To expedite progress, governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations need to align across a series of practical policy changes that comprehensively address fundamental issues that are holding us back,” Dimon composed.

And for AI, which has actually soared to the leading edge of financier’s minds considering that the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in November, Dimon stated that JPMorgan currently has numerous usage cases for AI in production however worried the value of taking care with the innovation.

“We take the responsible use of AI very seriously and have an interdisciplinary team of ethicists helping us prevent unintended misuse, anticipate regulation, and promote trust with our clients, customers and communities,” the CEO composed.

The investor letter follows a rough year for markets, with the significant U.S. averages dropping into bearishness in2022 Dimon called it a tough year for the world, pointing out the war in Ukraine and increasing geopolitical stress with China.

However, the CEO stated 2022 was “somewhat surprisingly” strong for JPMorgan The bank’s stock fell 15% throughout the fiscal year, however it produced more than $37 billion in earnings.