How Clients Can Secure Their Property: Lessons From Sandy
Given that many Sandy-stricken areas are still without power, how can property owners—whether business or homeowners—protect themselves against crime?
New Hire Roundup: TD Ameritrade Institutional Adds Dario
Also this week in new hires, Joseph Nader joined Wescott Financial Advisory Group; Will Proctor went to a new spot at Neuberger Berman; and more.
What Makes Your Clients Tick? A Peek at 10 Finance Firms’ Customers
Looking to connect with potential clients? New Media Metrics analyzed the customers of 10 major financial institutions to discover their interests and favorite media, as well as the emotional pull of the banks themselves.
Morgan Deemed ‘Winner’ in Moody’s Bank-Rating Massacre
Fifteen banks in the U.S., U.K. and Europe with global capital markets operations saw their ratings cut by Moody’s, some by as many as three notches.
New Hire Roundup: Morningstar Adds to Fund Research Team
This week in new hires, Morningstar announced six appointments for its fund analyst research team; James Machuga joined Merk Investments; and Philipp Hildebrand was named vice chairman at BlackRock.
Broker Exits Spur Recruiting Shift
The movement of financial advisors out of the wirehouses has continued in early 2012, experts say, and should put Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley on notice.
Swaps Bill Offers Dodd-Frank Dodge, Consumer Group Says
Americans for Financial Reform is coming out against the Swaps Jurisdiction Certainty Act, which was being marked up Tuesday by the House Financial Services Committee.
Merrill, Morgan Talent Drain Needs Response, Expert Says
As more brokers move to independence, the wirehouses are left fighting over remaining reps.
Big U.S. Banks Are ‘Uninvestable,’ Say Industry Insiders at SIFMA Meeting
Industry insiders criticized big U.S. banks as being “uninvestable” on Tuesday at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) annual meeting in New York.
Q3 Earnings: Citigroup's Climb 74% on Accounting Gain
Citing a one-time accounting boost, Citigroup reported a 74% rise in Q3 2011 profits compared with a year ago. Citi CEO Vikram Pandit said the bank continues to pare down its brokerage and asset management units.