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We use technology to make it cheaper, better, and faster for the client. And then if you have the most flow, you can win. Now, having said that, Silicon Valley wants to take on this business. They think they see an opening. -- Jamie Dimon
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Our investment bank looks like it does because its customers like our expansive network and want to do equity, debt, M&A, custody, move money, deposit money, et cetera. -- Jamie Dimon
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If you have the choice, it's far better to say, "That person has the job, and they really don't need that much of my oversight." Maybe they don't need any of it. -- Jamie Dimon
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I'm not going to name anybody, but I think there are about five to 10 global institutions that will emerge as our primary competitors across the board. They're adjusting to this new world, like we are. -- Jamie Dimon
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Well, if you were the American public, you saw a catastrophe. In general, you would say, "The biggest institutions of America - Washington, broadly, and Wall Street, broadly - they're to blame." And, broadly, they're right. -- Jamie Dimon
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If you look at the banking business over many years, it's always been a huge user of technology. This has been going on my whole life, that people have been adding technology, digitizing services. -- Jamie Dimon
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I think one could argue that there's more political input into the regulatory side, and on the regulatory side there seem to be fewer people with financial and banking experience - there are more lawyers, academics, economists, maybe politicians now. -- Jamie Dimon
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We have built a very good company, and we're proud of it. We also recognize that much of it has been built on the shoulders of the thousands of employees and leaders who have worked here before us. -- Jamie Dimon
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If I ran the whole place like it was my way or the highway, we would not be as good a company. I'm going to have mistakes - they'll be made on my watch and will embarrass me. But I'll also make sure the company learns from them so it can become a better company. -- Jamie Dimon
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I learn from all our major competitors, whether they're in or out of the U.S. Wells Fargo is very actively, very aggressively, and very successfully building its U.S. investment bank. -- Jamie Dimon
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From my point of view, the American financial system - including banks and investment banks - is far safer because of capital and liquidity requirements. Despite all the turbulence so far this year, I don't think anyone's questioning our system. And that, obviously, is a good thing. -- Jamie Dimon
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JP Morgan always has higher capital liquidity, that is partially to make up for mistakes and problems and obviously it's a tough economy. We support an oversight committee, we supported some of the compensation, new compensation rules, though we already follow most of them. We support a lot of it. -- Jamie Dimon
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Remember that banks aren't markets. The market is amoral. The market doesn't care who you are. You're a trade to the market. The market will sell you if they think you're riskier. Banks didn't do that -- Jamie Dimon
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You read constantly that banks are lobbying regulators and elected officials as if this is inappropriate. We don't look at it that way. -- Jamie Dimon
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But in general, as countries get wealthier, there's going to be more savings, which means you're going to have intermediation. So part of it is just the huge growth in wealth, and part of it was globalization - these companies, these clients getting much bigger and much more global. -- Jamie Dimon
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Walk into a Chase branch and we can give you so much quicker, better and faster. Like Wal-Mart. -- Jamie Dimon
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If the government wants to do social policy, it should not be done in a quasi-public company. If you have a mortgage guarantee company which is done by the U.S. government, it should be guaranteed by the originators, i.e., the shareholder. -- Jamie Dimon
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And if you're going to be a leader, you know what I ask myself? Would I want to work for you in this job? Would I let my children work for you? Would I give you this job if I wasn't there to provide oversight? If you went to run another company, would I, as an investor, invest in that company? -- Jamie Dimon
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The transaction reflects our disciplined strategy of investing capital in core businesses where we can leverage scale and expertise for competitive advantage. In addition to being a great strategic fit, the deal is compelling financially. -- Jamie Dimon
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I hope the story of 2011 is that America gets its mojo back. You've got to remember that America has the best universities; it's got some of the best businesses. It's got an unbelievable work ethic, rule of law. The story of 2011 will be America blossoming again. -- Jamie Dimon
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I've asked our people, "Why don't we just put a revolver on top of our basic loan?" Make it easier for the client. -- Jamie Dimon
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A democracy is a compromise by its nature. It's not a dictatorship. -- Jamie Dimon
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While legislation obviously is political, we now have allowed regulation to become politicized, which we believe will likely lead to some bad outcomes. -- Jamie Dimon
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Banks also have to say no to customers. We can't always give clients what they want; it may not be in the client's best interest. -- Jamie Dimon
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I've been regulated my whole life. We have progressive taxes. It's not a free-market free-for-all. I completely understand that society has a perfectly legitimate right to put in structures and regulations and rules that make it fairer, better, cleaner. -- Jamie Dimon
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My operating assumption is we will always have very tough competition. And even with some European banks struggling right now, some of them can reemerge - and maybe even stronger. -- Jamie Dimon
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If the numbers are right, ICBC [Industrial & Commercial Bank of China], which already earns nearly twice as much as JPMorgan. They'll probably be going a lot faster over time, and one day they can be a lot bigger than us. -- Jamie Dimon
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When the government gets involved in pricing, I don't think it's the right way to look at a business. -- Jamie Dimon
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One of the issues with some of these lenders is going to be, where will their provider of credit be when there's a crisis? That's why some of these smarter services, to support their operations, are courting more permanent capital. They want a source of longer-term funding that can survive a crisis. -- Jamie Dimon
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It's offensive to me to be called a cost cutter, -- Jamie Dimon
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You know, the benefit in life is to say, 'Maybe you made a mistake, let's dig deep.' -- Jamie Dimon
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When you walk into a store and you want to buy something, you give them cash and they sell it to you. But very often, you walk into our "store" and you want something - a credit card, maybe, or a loan - and very often the answer is "No," even if you're a large corporation. -- Jamie Dimon
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We support too big to fail. We want the government to be able to take down a big bank like JP Morgan and it could be done. We think Dodd-Frank, which we supported parts of, gave the FDIC the authority to take down a big bank. -- Jamie Dimon
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Our plate is full. We have a lot to do building our company organically and that is our key focus. -- Jamie Dimon
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The term 'too big to fail' must be excised from our vocabulary. -- Jamie Dimon
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Economies of scale are a good thing. If we didn't have them, we'd still be living in tents and eating buffalo. -- Jamie Dimon
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Unraveling the euro is a terrible thing. This is a 50-year endeavor to get this continent together and that's a wonderful endeavor. -- Jamie Dimon
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You cannot prove this in real time, but when economists 20 years from now write a book on the recovery, it may well be entitled, 'It could have been much better.' -- Jamie Dimon
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The United States has the best, deepest, widest, and most transparent capital markets in the world which give you, the investor, the ability to buy and sell large amounts at very cheap prices. That is a good thing. -- Jamie Dimon
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The government has the right to change laws and rules and regulations. -- Jamie Dimon
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They [Chinese] have very smart, experienced people. I don't want to paint them all with the same brush. There was a little bit of a feeling that the stock market, which went from something like $4 trillion in valuation to $10 trillion, that the Chinese wanted that. -- Jamie Dimon
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It's great that people get together and collaborate, talk about the facts and the analysis, all in the interest of having a great financial system. -- Jamie Dimon
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Not every company went bankrupt. Not every bank needed TARP [Troubled Asset Relief Program]. So I'm very proud that JPMorgan, throughout that time period, was completely steadfast. We bought Bear Stearns because we thought we were helping the situation. We didn't cut and run. -- Jamie Dimon
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Capping the size of American banks won't eliminate the needs of big businesses; it will force them to turn to foreign banks that won't face the same restrictions. -- Jamie Dimon
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My daughter asked me when she came home from school, "What's the financial crisis?" and I said, it's something that happens every five to seven years. -- Jamie Dimon
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I hate the word universal, because I don't know exactly what it means. The question is, does it work for the client? Travelers was a diversified, financial conglomerate that did very well. The businesses had nothing to do with each other. -- Jamie Dimon
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Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time. -- Jamie Dimon
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You can design a mortgage system that is different without a Fannie and Freddie, but there are principles you have to have, to have a good system. -- Jamie Dimon
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Don't do anything stupd. And don't waste money. Let everybody else waste money and do stupid things; then we'll buy them. -- Jamie Dimon
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All businesses tend to pass costs onto customers. -- Jamie Dimon
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We're going to do the right thing for the company and our customers, all things considered. -- Jamie Dimon
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It is vital for officials and regulators to have input from people within our businesses who understand the intricacies of how financial markets operate and the consequences of certain policy decisions. -- Jamie Dimon
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Businesses can be opaque. They are complex. You don't know how aircraft engines work either. -- Jamie Dimon
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I am not embarrassed to be a banker. I am not embarrassed to be in business. -- Jamie Dimon
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If business doesn't thrive, it hurts America. We need improved relations, more collaboration, more thought and more consistency as we go about trying to make sure we have the best country in the world. Not scapegoating and finger-pointing. -- Jamie Dimon
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Finance went from being a small business, effectively, to being a big business. In part, that's the growth of the world's wealth. That's called savings. -- Jamie Dimon
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Our global corporate investment bank competes with Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and a bunch of other banks that are in those businesses. We may have slightly different products or services, but so what? That's always been true in American business. -- Jamie Dimon
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If you were a corporation needing financial services, and I can give you something better, faster, and cheaper across 12 products as opposed to eight, that's business. I'm doing it because I'm serving you; I'm not doing it because I want to be universal. -- Jamie Dimon
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I don't think you're going to have one bank. Big companies aren't going to give us all their business. So they can pick and choose - by product, by country, whatever. We have major competition across every product in every place we operate. -- Jamie Dimon
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I am struck that so many of our leaders in the U.S. forget how strong our country can be. -- Jamie Dimon
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If the economy grows, housing gets better, quicker. -- Jamie Dimon
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Look, every institution will make mistakes. I acknowledge we make mistakes, and they can hurt my reputation and our company's. But you also must be willing to let go a little bit, trust others, and not always be so stringent, provided you have robust controls. -- Jamie Dimon
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You don't run a business hoping you don't have a recession. -- Jamie Dimon
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Just because you have a good hand today doesn't mean it's good tomorrow. And some of the things we're doing may become very disadvantageous at some point. -- Jamie Dimon
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I don't think you could have a banker serving in a major role in Washington in the next 10 years. I just don't think it's going to happen - it's just not politically feasible - so I don't spend much time thinking about it. Do I think I could do a good job? Maybe. It's possible. -- Jamie Dimon
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Just because we're stupid doesn't mean everybody else was. -- Jamie Dimon
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Scale can create value for shareholders; for consumers, who are beneficiaries of better products, delivered more quickly and at less cost; for the businesses that are our customers; and for the economy as a whole. -- Jamie Dimon
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I have gotten disturbed at ... some of the Democrats' anti-business behavior, the sentiment, the attacks on work ethic and successful people. I think it's very counter-productive. -- Jamie Dimon
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I think the free-enterprise system has been great for society. That doesn't mean it's completely perfect. And also, when people say capitalism, I'm not really sure what they mean. -- Jamie Dimon
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People need to understand: Businesses are going to make mistakes. They shouldn't be shot and hung every time. We should apologize for it. We should make up for it. My shareholders paid for it. No customer was hurt, which is critical to me. But I hurt my shareholders, and I wish I hadn't. -- Jamie Dimon
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I think the way NOW characterized Smith Barney is disgraceful. I am appalled that an organization like that would not have reserved judgment (until) making their own investigation. -- Jamie Dimon
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We don't think there are cases where people were evicted out of homes when they shouldn't have been. -- Jamie Dimon
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You've seen certain credit type products that are going to be in nonbanks, like sophisticated CLO [collateralized loan obligation] tranches and stuff where the capital charge is so high that a bank simply will not own it. Someone will buy it, hedge it, trade it. But it won't typically be a bank. -- Jamie Dimon
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If you're making all your money simply betting on interest rates, that's not a business. Flow is a business. On the outside, they look the same for a while. But when you dig into them, no, they weren't exactly the same. -- Jamie Dimon
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No one can forecast the economy with certainty. -- Jamie Dimon
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I don't like the term "universal bank." The Chinese government legitimately wants to have a very strong economy. When they talk about SOE reform, they know that's part of it. -- Jamie Dimon
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I was a normal human being, but I did like that. I read a lot. I also liked math and science. -- Jamie Dimon
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As countries get wealthier - all of them, together - you're going to have financial assets. That is a good thing. You could argue the assets were traded too much, or that they're too highly valued, or too leveraged. -- Jamie Dimon
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No one has the right to not assume that the business cycle will turn! Every five years or so, you have got to assume that something bad will happen. -- Jamie Dimon
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We are totally open kimono with regulators. -- Jamie Dimon
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It's good for America when the rest of the world grows, because you can sell more to the rest of the world. -- Jamie Dimon
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Acting like everyone who's been successful is bad and because you're rich you're bad, I don't understand it, -- Jamie Dimon
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I think what you've seen them do recently in the markets is what most of us learn doesn't ultimately work. But I think everyone has to figure that on their own. -- Jamie Dimon