Tag Archives: JPM

Credit Suisse Attracts A Pesky Activist Who Wants To Make Swiss Cheese

Tidjane Thiam’s tenure at the top of Credit Suisse (CS) has hardly been a picnic. Big lawsuits, struggling business units and a difficult overhaul has left the stock well below where he inherited it despite strong gains this year. The company is only two years into its grand ‘3 year plan’ which entails cutting costs, reducing the size… Read More »

BCG Has Some Advice For ‘Sustainably Successful Spinoffs’

If there is a big corporate trend, you can bet that high priced consultants were behind the idea or have since hopped on board offering advice on how to do it better. As spinoffs have become more popular, BCG has penned a number of articles on spinoffs and corporate divestitures. Their most recent piece notes that although spinoffs… Read More »

Looking To Break Up A Bank? WSJ Says Forget JP Morgan and Look At Citi Instead

Analysts at Goldman Sachs (GS) made waves last week suggesting that megabank JP Morgan (JPM) break itself up in response to the heavy capital restrictions imposed on the bank by the Fed.The WSJ’s Heard On The Street column thinks it’s a good idea, just tossed at the wrong bank. Instead of the House of Dimon, the WSJ thinks… Read More »

Goldman Analysts Think JP Morgan Should Break Itself Up

A team of Goldman analysts led by Richard Ramsden raised quite the storm earlier this week by releasing a 20 page research note suggesting that JP Morgan (JPM), one of the world’s largest banks, should break itself up. Apparently the bank is a victim of its own success (isn’t that just the best kind of victomhood?) and has… Read More »

Read All About It! Tribune Set To Spin Off Its Publishing Business

The publishing business is changing and with a new world often comes new owners with fresh ideas. Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos recently purchased The Washington Post and hedge fund titan John Henry snatched up the iconic Boston Globe. Even public companies like News Corp (NWSA) and Time Warner (TWX) are in the process or completed unloading their publishing assets into independent… Read More »

The Spinoff Marathon Continues

Image via Wikipedia Another day, another spinoff. Marathon Oil (MRO) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved spinning off its downstream operations. The new company will be called the Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC – also its expected ticker) and will be one of the largest refiners in the United States with assets concentrated mainly in the… Read More »