Case ID: KEL433     Solution ID: 28927

Washington Mutual B Case Solution


In 2004 Washington Mutual (WaMu) was touted by the business press as a standout amongst the most client focused, creative, group amicable, representative loyal, and shareholder-improving retail banks in the United States. Its stock came to $46.18 in May 2006, a right around 60% expansion since 2001. President Kerry Killinger was lionized. By late 2008, in any case, WaMu's stock had dove to 16 pennies as it got to be distinctly scandalous as the biggest bank disappointment in U.S. history. Depending on freely accessible distributed sources, the case archives disintegrating center around clients, unnecessary dangers in subprime contracts, claimed untrustworthy weight on home loan officers to favor awful credits, endeavors by the CEO to hold his occupation, and the inevitable end of the CEO, offer of the organization to Chase, and pulverization of all shareholder esteem. Though the (A) case archives WaMu's recipe for achievement, the (B) case challenges perusers to find the seeds of pulverization in the organization's initiative, culture, motivating forces, and human asset approaches and rehearses. WaMu's passing contains some hard lessons of the risk of achievement and pride.

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