JP Morgan CEO: Banks aren’t acting ‘too risky’ despite our mistake
Despite his company losing $2 billion for risky derivatives trading, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told NBC Sunday morning that he did not think the nation’s largest financial institutions were still engaging in reckless practices.
In an interview with Meet The Press host David Gregory, Dimon acknowledged that his company did make a “terrible, egregious” mistake but stressed how JP Morgan Chase would overcome it.
“Does it not tell you that the banking system is still several years after the financial collapse, too risky?” Gregory asked.
“I don’t think so,” Dimon replied. “It’s a question of size. This is not a risk that is life threatening to JP Morgan. This is a stupid thing that we should have never had done, but we are going to earn a lot of money for this quarter.”
WATCH: Video from NBC, which was broadcast on May 13, 2012.