Stress Test Shows 29 of 30 Banks Meet or Top Capital Target
The Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests found 29 of the 30 largest U.S. banks could withstand a deep recession and still pay dividends, fueling speculation about which firms will win approval next week to raise payouts.
Citigroup Earnings Miss as Bond Trading Slump Slows Recovery
Net income at Citigroup more than doubled to $2.69 billion from $1.2 billion a year earlier.
Goldman Reports Highest Profits in 3 Years
Underwriting revenue at Goldman Sachs surged to a record, and the firm’s reliance on trading fell to the lowest level in more than a decade.
Legal Woes Drag JPMorgan Profits Down 7%; Wells Net Jumps 10%
Though both banks report weaker sales in Q4, JPMorgan faced some $1 billion in legal and other expenses in the fourth quarter.
12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q1 Earnings, 2013
Several large firms are turning around their operations, but others still face performance issues.
JPMorgan, Wells Fargo See Double-Digit Q1 Profits but Shares Fall on Low Revenue
JPM and WFC both offset lower profit margins on loans by setting aside less money to cover bad mortgage loans.
What’s Behind FINRA’s Newfound Move on Disclosing Broker Bonuses?
A cynical observer might think the impetus for the newly "fiduciary conscious" FINRA's proposed rulemaking was to discourage brokers from demanding bonuses when they switch broker-dealers.
Fed Balance Sheet to Reach $4 Trillion With Next Announcement
The Federal Reserve will “amplify record accommodation” by announcing $45 billion in monthly Treasury buying on Wednesday.
New Hire Roundup: Wells Fargo Advisors Names 3 to Key Roles
This week in new hires, Wells Fargo Advisors filled three leadership positions; Gail Graham and Stephanie Bogan joined United Capital; Jonathan Morris went to Dynasty Financial Partners; and IRI announced changes to its board.
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.