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Merrill asks $2.5 billion team to leave
The advisers allegedly violated Finra rules and firm policy by encouraging some of their larger clients to invest directly in hedge funds.
BofA settlement comes back to bite homeowners
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: BofA settlement bites homeowners. Plus: Warren Buffett feels compliance pain; a mortgage shop tries financial advice; fewer stocks participating in the bull market run; and stocks that could benefit from the ALS ice-bucket challenge.
Investors jump on the low-volatility bandwagon
For Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors jump on the low-volatility bandwagon. Plus: A market fueled by bad news; B of A's big mortgage settlement' Countrywide exec finally heads to court; and how companies miss the mark with stock options.
Wirehouses challenged as retention deals fade
Study estimates that between 12% and 20% of long-term packages signed after 2008 mergers will expire annually over the next four years.
Citigroup reaches $7 billion mortgage bond settlement
Joins JPMorgan Chase in settling charges it misrepresenting the quality of mortgage-backed bonds sold to investors as housing prices plummeted.
U.S. Trust hires managing director from JPMorgan in expansion bid
Firm looks to deepen its reach in the ultrahigh-net-worth market segment with plans to double head count in Washington by year's end.
Next on Janet Yellen's to-do list: Winding down a $4.5T balance sheet
On Friday's menu: What's next on Yellen's to-do list. Plus: Small-cap stock weakness as a leading indicator, an SEC official dishes on PE funds, big banks are loving big mortgages, three finance questions you better be able to answer, and getting by on $6,000 an hour.
Wirehouses warm to bank channel recruits
Wirehouses are now focusing on a new market segment in their talent searches: bank channel recruits. Why the change in sentiment for advisers once considered too risky?
Merrill Lynch dodges high-profile gender bias suit
N.Y. Supreme Court justice dismisses a complaint from three former trainees who claimed they were given a book called “Seducing the Boys' Club” and ultimately fired out of bias.
Coming off yesterday's big bounce, futures do not look bright for today
Breakfast with Benjamin: Backing off the big bounce. Plus: Bill Gross confesses, Bank of America pays for cheesy marketing tactics, investing in wind energy and an urgent reminder to change those passwords
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fed shrugs off market selloff and sticks to taper plans
Breakfast with Benjamin: Janet Yellen's Fed is sticking with tapering but more econ data today could change the conversation. Plus: Stocks are down big so is it the overdue correction? And Japanese stocks fell 4% overnight, the case for index funds, BofA rate traders see smaller bonuses, and ...
Krawcheck says advisory business still coming up short in reaching out to women
The trailblazer says the advisory business is still coming up short in reaching out to women, both as advisers and clients, and explains why.
Merrill Lynch ends 2013 on a high note
Fee-based business and strong markets drive up results for BofA's wirehouse.
Big banks feel the heat from religious investor groups
Friday's breakfast is served: Big banks feel the heat from religious investor groups; Deutsche Bank settles with Finra; the housing recovery's recovery and Jamie Dimon's wacky holiday card
Bernanke looks past end of QE and sees low rates for a long time
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin: Bernanke sees low rates for a long, long time; holiday retailers on the ropes; SAC Capital jury selection; investigating fishy employment data; coal becomes the next tobacco-style villain