Merrill Exec Gets ‘Cease and Desist’ in Biggest Customer Protection Case Ever
The SEC found the executive negligent; Merrill was fined $415 million over leveraged conversion trades involving investors’ cash.
Merrill Reconsiders Commissions on Some Retirement Accounts
Wealth chief Andy Sieg, though, tells the Thundering Herd that restrictions “remain in place, including [those] on mutual funds.”
11 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q4 Earnings, 2016
Earnings growth in the financial sector has been robust so far, according to LPL’s CIO Burt White.
BofA Hikes CEO Moynihan’s Pay 25% as Citigroup Cuts Corbat's
Bank of America shares climbed most in bank index last year; Citi trims CEO's 2016 compensation 6.1% to $15.5 million.
Banks, Broker-Dealers Poised for a 'Terrific' 2017
Dick Bove and other analysts are bullish on large financial companies, and their BDs, for a host of reasons.
Merrill Kills Mutual Fund Sales in IRAs; DOL Rule Sparks Move
The wirehouse says it is making the move to get ahead of the April 2017 DOL fiduciary deadline.
Recruiting Roundup: Wells Fargo, Merrill Nab Morgan Stanley Reps
Meanwhile Deutsche Bank Wealth Management and MV Financial share news on their latest hires.
12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q2 Earnings, 2016
Like in Q1, profits for financial firms generally moved in the same direction, with one exception.
BofA Sees Digital Payments Cutting $1 Billion Cash-Handling Cost
"The more electronification, the less people," CEO Brian Moynihan says.
BofA Q2 Profit Drops 18%
Revenue for the wealth group continues to drop, along with fees and commissions at Merrill and elsewhere.