Now that JPMorgan Chase executive Michael Cavanagh is no longer at the bank, Matt Zames, the bank’s chief operating officer, is considered to be a potential favorite to take over when CEO Jamie Dimon finally decides to step down.
But if they must, the due diligence performed upfront should be show stopping
November 21, 2013
Some analysts believe JPMorgan Chase was just being a good corporate citizen when it bought Bear Stearns and WaMu in the heat of the financial crisis. Yet, the bank is receiving no favors for taking on the risk.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon may be eager to get all of the company's legacy mortgage issues behind it, but how the bank responds to pressure from the Department of Justice and other regulators is crucial and a potential harbinger of what’s to come on the mortgage litigation front for mega banks.
Despite media headlines frantically asking for the ouster of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, there is a huge disconnect between the media's view of Dimon and that of investors, analysts, board members and regulators.
Melvin Luther Watt quietly slid into his office as the first appointed director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. It was the end of last year, in mid-December. Christmas was coming and the markets were in the middle of the harshest winter in years. As he took over the office of Acting Director Ed DeMarco — himself the unassuming lightning rod for the nation’s housing policy — Watt gave no indication of what he intended to do with his new position; arguably the most powerful job in mortgage finance..
Crowdfunding has swept through large verticals of consumer finance, including student loans and credit card debt. And so, naturally, in a market of rising property values, the real estate market is the latest frontier for crowd-based financing. Read More
Like oxygen, warehouse lending is one of the mortgage industry’s essential life-supporting elements. And fortunately, the warehouse segment is in much better health today than it was six years ago, as we are back up to around 70 warehouse lenders at my last count. Read More