Analysis: Investors lack data to understand largest firms

11/9/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

The largest financial firms are so massive and complex that it is extremely difficult for investors to get enough data to truly understand the companies. Part of the challenge is that investment-banking operations of the firms, including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, are considered part of the larger company. Therefore, they are not required to disclose as much information as stand-alone firms, such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

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