Banks told: Behave or risk being broken up

Pointing The Finger

Banks must change the way employees are compensated and take other steps to fix a corporate culture that encourages misdeeds or face being broken up, said William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Bloomberg News reports that if bad behavior persists, 'the inevitable conclusion will be reached that your firms are too big and complex to manage effectively,' Dudley told industry leaders in a speech Monday at the New York Fed.

'In that case, financial stability concerns would dictate that your firms need to be dramatically downsized and simplified so they can be managed effectively.'

Dudley’s comments, which follow bank scandals involving Libor and foreign exchange trading, were made at a closed-doors workshop attended by senior bankers at the New York Fed on reforming Wall Street culture and behavior.

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