06/20/2012 08:36 am ET Updated Aug 20, 2012

On JPMorgan Fumble, Regulators' Defense Comes Down To 3 Points

Just how did regulators miss the $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase (JPM)? And how can they prevent similar losses in the future? Those were the big questions Tuesday at a House Financial Services Committee hearing.

That five panelists were called on to testify shows the web of regulators that keep an eye on banks like JPMorgan. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency oversees national banks, while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulates the type of derivatives trades that caused the bank's loss. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insures customer accounts in the event of bank failures, while the Federal Reserve Board of Governors keeps an eye on risks across the banking system. Then the Securities and Exchange Commission watches disclosures that banks make to their shareholders.

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