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First Republic Deposit Infusion Fails To Quell The Crisis (by Portfolio Armor)

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Janet Yellen Plays J.P. Morgan

According to the four women at Bloomberg who wrote this article, the $30 billion deposit infusion from big banks to First Republic Bank (FRC) was Janet Yellen’s idea: 

Jamie Dimon and Janet Yellen were on a call Tuesday, when she floated an idea: What if the nation’s largest lenders deposited billions of dollars into First Republic Bank, the latest firm getting nudged toward the brink by a depositor panic […]

Already the rescue spearheaded by Dimon is sparking comparisons to the Panic of 1907, when J. Pierpont Morgan — who built up the company Dimon now leads — corralled Wall Street financiers into his private library and browbeat them into propping up the Trust Company of America, seeking to stop a string of bank runs that threatened to upend the industry.