Regulators are trying to clamp down on rogue traders like JPMorgan Chase's Bruno Iksil, nicknamed the London Whale, who amassed large positions in credit derivatives as part of a complex trading strategy that eventually soured.
By Matt Schilling:When investors began to trade in the after-hours session on Thursday May 10th news broke of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) losing nearly $2 billion dollars as a result of derivatives trading. Those trades were initiated by one Bruno Iksil from JPM's Chief Investment Office located in London.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former JPMorgan Chase & Cotrader known as the "London Whale" was not responsible for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's bankruptcy and should not be dragged into an $8.6 billion lawsuit accusing the largest U.S. bank of causing it, JPMorgan said.
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has reached an out-of-court settlement over its lawsuit against the former boss of Bruno Iksil, the trader known as the "London Whale" for huge bets he took that cost the bank $6.2 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. Javier Martin-Artajo, who was Iksil's immediate supervisor, had been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed at London's High Court on Oct. 22.