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Wells Fargo adds low productivity to a long list of challenges

March 15, 2019

Wells Fargo & Co.'s leaders have repeatedly assured the public its aggressive sales culture is gone after quotas led workers to foist unwanted products on clients. Now another problem is festering: low productivity. The bank, which employs more...

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan gets 5.7 percent pay boost, $2 million bonus

March 14, 2019

Wells Fargo & Co. boosted Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan's compensation by 5.7% to $18.4 million for last year as the bank has worked to overcome multiple scandals. Mr. Sloan got $2.4 million in salary and $14 million of restricted stock...

Things to watch as Tim Sloan of Wells Fargo testifies before Congress

March 11, 2019

How much progress has Tim Sloan made cleaning up Wells Fargo & Co.? That's the key question that Mr. Sloan, 58, will face when he testifies to the House Financial Services Committee Tuesday in a hearing titled "Holding Megabanks Accountable:...

Merrill Lynch cross-selling hits the market

March 7, 2019

Merrill Lynch's push for advisers to cross-sell financial services products has the potential to be a formidable competitive advantage. Merrill Lynch and its parent, Bank of America Corp., right now are offering to shave off up to half a percent...

UBS escalates its pursuit of rich Americans with staff promotions

March 6, 2019

UBS Group promoted 96 employees to the level of managing director in the Americas as it seeks to gain more rich clients and expand in the region. The Swiss bank elevated 60 financial advisers and 36 Americas staff, according to Tom Naratil,...

Bank of America said to drop Merrill Lynch name from investment bank

February 25, 2019

Bank of America Corp. is planning to drop Merrill Lynch from the branding of its investment bank, while it will use the name Merrill for its wealth management unit. The Charlotte, N.C.-based lender will refer to its investment bank as BofA Securities...

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan could be hard to oust — here's why

February 22, 2019

Wells Fargo & Co.'s top critic makes it sound so easy. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her view clear — again and again — that the bank can't resolve its scandals until it names an untainted replacement for Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan....

Philadelphia sues seven banks over 'collusion' in municipal bond deals

February 21, 2019

Philadelphia sued seven banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp., accusing them of costing local governments billions of dollars by colluding to fix the prices on floating-rate bonds issued to finance public works. The...

Cross-selling can be lucrative — and dangerous — for big brokerages

February 21, 2019

Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Advisors currently stand at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to advisers selling or recommending banking products to clients. Owned by Bank of America Corp., Merrill Lynch is embracing the practice and...

Stock pickers are excited as passive funds shed $16 billion

February 8, 2019

For stock pickers, it's the dream that will never die: An aging bull market prone to violent dislocations will revive their fortunes as they buy overlooked winners and snub losers. Things haven't gone according to plan over the years as the...

Why muni bond dealers welcome the tax-the-rich push

February 4, 2019

Politics aside, one corner of Wall Street is likely welcoming Democrats' talk of raising taxes on the rich. Higher rates tend to be a good thing for the $3.8 trillion state and local government bond market, a haven for investors looking for...

Blackstone's race for $1 trillion targets wealthy investors

January 28, 2019

Steve Schwarzman's Blackstone Group is a behemoth in private equity, real estate, credit and hedge fund investing, thanks to its ability to raise cash from giant pension plans and sovereign wealth funds. But given the firm's goal of managing...

Merrill Lynch's thundering herd reeled in 53,000 new clients in 2018

January 16, 2019

The recent shift in Merrill Lynch's pay plan for its thundering herd of brokers and financial advisers looks like it is paying off, as Merrill Lynch Wealth Management on Wednesday reported record annual revenues of $15.9 billion. Its 14,796...

$1.8 billion record inflow into junk-bond ETF

January 14, 2019

A record inflow into the largest high-yield debt ETF can't mask lingering nerves among investors. The $14.8 billion iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond exchange-traded fund absorbed nearly $1.8 billion last week, the highest amount ever,...

Big banks' CEOs face reckoning after stock sell-off

January 10, 2019

Sell first, ask questions later. That's been investors' approach to Wall Street banks of late, and it poses a challenge for the companies as they report fourth-quarter earnings next week. Bank chiefs' bullish views and near-record profits in...

Brokers form new stock market

January 7, 2019

A group of big banks and brokers is forming a new U.S. stock market, funneling years of frustration about how much exchanges charge into the creation of a competitor. The nine founders, including Fidelity Investments,​ Morgan Stanley, UBS...

Growing chasm between rich and poor divides country into two Americas

December 19, 2018

U.S. unemployment is near a 50-year low, economic growth is brisk and the stock market — despite a disappointing 2018 — has paid generous returns since the financial crisis of a decade ago. But not for everyone. The chasm between rich and...

Wall Street banks parse US data in search of recession signs

December 10, 2018

Wall Street's biggest banks are scouring U.S. data for signals of an impending recession. On balance, they've been finding that a 2019 downturn still isn't likely — though it's becoming slightly more so. The current expansion is eight months...

For majority of affluent Americans, money trumps love

November 30, 2018

Money talks — especially in relationships. When looking for a partner, 56% of affluent Americans want someone who provides financial security, versus 44% who want to be "head over heels" in love, according to more than 1,000 respondents surveyed...

JPMorgan, Carlyle are latest Wall Street firms to back iCapital

November 8, 2018

iCapital Network is adding two more firms to its stable of Wall Street backers. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Carlyle Group have invested in the financial technology company, just a week after Blackstone Group also announced a stake, iCapital said....

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