Late Lunchtime Links: This is what you should read this summer if you want to work at JPMorgan

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Light reading

Light reading

It’s summer. JPMorgan has released its summer reading list.There’s a notable lack of airport novels, but it's is a list of non-fiction books, so this is to be expected.  Instead, JPMorgan is recommending people devote themselves to a selection of books on art, history, and the Queen. There are also several works on leadership and leadership technique, which suggest themselves as vehicles for career advancement, most notably:’ Passion And Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business’ Leaders’, and,’ Taking People with You: The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen’

The most interesting JPMorgan summer reading suggestion seems to be, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow,’ which purports to, ‘reveal where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into slower, more logical thinking to prevent the mental misfires that affect our professional and personal lives.’

Meanwhile:

JPMorgan Chase & Co has sold an estimated $25 billion of profitable securities in an effort to prop up earnings. (Reuters)

Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank  and Bank of Montreal have all reported, and all three of their capital markets arms had great quarters. (Seeking Alpha)

Manager of defunct hedge fund, Dynamic Decisions Capital Management, fined £3m by the FSA. (Dealbook)

Arki Busson’s attempts to sell EIM after assets under management allegedly halve, show why you may not want to work for a fund of hedge funds now. (Bloomberg)

RenCap’s head of Asian banking has left. (WSJ)

Goldman has been forced to delay launching GSessions, its new corporate bond trading platform, following glitches. (Financial Times) 

The end of the euro: a survivor’s guide. (Huffngton Post)

John Studzinski calls for form of non-militarized national service for today's youth. (Financial Times)

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