Branch Manager’s Cowboy Call: ‘Can You Ride for the Brand?’
Hard-driving, competitive, goal-focused, Keith A. Vanderveen, president of the home region of Wells Fargo Advisors’ Private Client Group, does not mince words.
Spanish Slump Shallower Than Predicted
Although the numbers showed that Spain entered a recession in the first quarter, its economy shrank less than expected and that seemed to be enough cause for investors to celebrate.
Morgan Stanley Tops Estimates; Loses 300 Advisors
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney advisors have average production of $787,000 and assets of $101 million.
Citigroup’s Pandit Rebuffed Despite Record Revenue
At an otherwise routine meeting, the only point of contention was the pay package, with more than half of attendees voting ‘nay.’
Citi Reports Record Revenue Led by International Transactions
The bank said Monday that it made $2.9 billion in the first three months of the year, or 95 cents per share, which includes a $1.3 billion accounting charge that Citi took because the value of its debt increased.
Citi Mulls Unloading Smith Barney Stake to Morgan
A Nomura Holdings analyst wrote in a letter to clients on March 22 that Citigroup executives indicated willingness to sell more than the scheduled 14% stake in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney if Morgan Stanley is interested.
For Big Banks, It’s a Case of Bill Gross vs. Gundlach, KBW, et al
In the case of Too Big to Fail vs. Market Expectations, it looks like negative market expectations are winning out against the big U.S. banks.
Investing With a Contrarian Conscience: Appleseed Fund Goes for Gold, Scraps Big Banks
When investors think of socially responsible funds, they think of windmills, herbal tea and other investments that sacrifice return for lofty goals. But look at 5-star Morningstar-rated Appleseed Fund, and think again.
Q4 Earnings: Citi Misses Earnings on Lower Results
At Citigroup, loans improved, but sales and profits–including those from its Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture–declined year over year.
Spain’s Deficit May Be Even Higher: Economy Minister
Spain got more bad news on the second day of the New Year: its level of public debt may be even higher than the 8% of GDP predicted just Friday by its new government, according to its economy minister.