银行业的合法性危机

华盛顿特区——巴克莱银行前CEO博达文(Robert Diamond)日前的辞职标志着一个分水岭。当然,大银行的CEO被迫辞职并非没有先例。普林斯(Charles Prince)丢掉花旗集团CEO的工作,是因为在2008年金融危机的酝酿阶段,他的决策过于冒险。瑞银集团前CEO郭儒博(Oswald Grübel)则由于没能防止规模为23亿美元的无授权交易而被扫地出门。

可博达文是银行家中的翘楚。据说,巴克莱银行没靠政府支持就挺过了2008~2009年的危机。而且,即便这家银行近期被查出多项违规,包括违规向客户销售产品和虚报利率,博达文仍能将自己洗脱干系。

媒体报道认为,监管机构原本想放博达文一马——直到遭遇严重的政治反弹。博达文开始反击,指责起英格兰银行来。事情到了这个份儿上,他非走不可了。

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