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The Dow Jones ticker in Times Square, New York, displaying news about Lehman Brothers on September 10th, 2008. The bank failed because it prioritised short-term gain over the necessity to develop a future-proofed strategy. Photograph: Bloomberg News

In the weeks and months ahead we will undoubtedly hear corporate management teams blame Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown for their company’s poor (...)

A little over four months after Bear Stearns collapsed in March 2008 and Irish banking shares succumbed to what became known as the St Patrick’s Day M(...)

Bill Miller is famous for beating the S&P 500 15 years in a row between 1991 and 2005

The ongoing market crash is “an exceptional buying opportunity”, according to veteran US investor Bill Miller. “There have been four great buying oppo(...)

 Jeffrey Epstein in a photo provided by the New York State sex offender registry, on March 28, 2017.  Photograph: New York State Sex Offender Registry via The New York Times

Jeffrey Epstein liked to stack the meetings at his 71st Street townhouse – one of Manhattan’s largest private homes – so that a visitor might encounte(...)

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JP Morgan at the bank’s new Irish headquarters on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay,Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

The frisson in the air is palpable as JP Morgan chief executive and Wall Street grandee, Jamie Dimon, wanders around the banking giant’s new Irish hea(...)

The investment bank and capital markets business is ditching the 104-year old name to become BofA Securities.  File Photograph: Reuters

Bank of America is dropping the “Merrill Lynch” name from some of its businesses, phasing out a brand with a long history on Wall Street as part of a (...)

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Barclays’ top banker said it’s “more than likely” there will be another financial crisis, but his industry is unlikely to be the trigger this time. I(...)

 Pedestrians walk by the New York Stock Exchange on September 15th, 2008, in New York City, US. File photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On Monday September 15th, 2008, Americans woke to the news that Lehman Brothers, one of the giants of US banking, was filing for bankruptcy. TV screen(...)

Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s government give banks a blanket guarantee.

Ten years on from the financial tumult that led to the government of the day having to guarantee the viability of the State’s banks in an historic and(...)

Bill Miller. Had he retired in 2006, everyone “would have thought I was a genius”, he said last year. “By 2009, I was like an idiot.” Photograph: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images

One of the most important determinants of investment success is also one of the most underappreciated – luck. The investors who enjoy the cosiest ret(...)

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