BofA’s Biggest Reshuffling Since Krawcheck’s Exit Keeps Getting Bigger
Days after CFO's high-profile resignation, general counsel Gary Lynch seen as likely to leave his post; wealth chief David Darnell recently announced plans to retire.
BofA Takes ‘Giant Step’ as Mortgages, Cost Cuts Fuel Profit
The news follows CEO Moynihan's remarks in May that the firm would have to cut costs further in its trading division.
Wells Fargo Grabs Morgan Stanley, Merrill Reps as Raymond James Nabs UBS Team
The four new Wells Fargo advisors come on board with some $900 million in assets; the new RJ group has some $300 million.
Former BofA Exec Sentenced Over Muni Bond Fraud
The 26-month prison sentence is tied to an eight-year scheme that involved 18 people and one corporation, the DOJ says.
BofA Misses Q1 Estimates; Wealth Profits Fall 11%
Merrill Lynch boosts its advisor force and faces higher compensation and related costs.
Ex-NFL Star Sues BofA for $20M
Dwight Freeney, a former Colts and Chargers player, accuses the bank of getting him caught up in a con game.
Wells Adds 5 Reps as Raymond James Grabs One of Its FAs
In other news, U.S. Trust shares the names of its latest recruits, and two divorce-focused groups merge.
BofA, Merrill See Q4 Drop in Profits
The wealth unit, though, boosted sales 3% as advisor production stayed above $1 million.
Raymond James Adds 8 Advisors; Margaret Towle Joins Merrill
RJ adds advisors from largest credit union in Oregon, while Wells Fargo adds reps in Connecticut and Texas. Towle, formerly of HighTower, joins Merrill.
FINRA Penalizes Merrill $2.4M Over Pricing of GM Notes
The fine and restitution are tied to markdowns of more than 10% paid to several hundred clients over two years.