• Bear Stearns, CEO, James Cayne

    Jimmy We Hardly Knew Ye

    The people familiar with the matter have spoken once more, which can only mean one thing: another Wall Street chief is headed for the executioners block. The Wall Street Journal’s Kate Kelly is reporting that Jimmy Cayne has started notifying to board Bear Stearns that he plans to give up the CEO desk while remaining […]

    / Jan 7, 2008 at 9:29 PM
  • CEO

    WSJ: Citi Expected to Name Vikram Pandit CEO


    / Dec 11, 2007 at 2:13 PM
  • CEO, CEOs, John Thain, Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch Makes It Official

    And we’re back to Thain already. Not that there was any doubt but it’s now official. Here’s the Merrill Lynch press release announcing that Thain takes the helm on December 1st. “Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MER) today announced that John A. Thain, chief executive officer, director and member of Management Committee of NYSE […]

    / Nov 14, 2007 at 4:29 PM
  • CEO, Merrill Lynch

    Stan O’Neal Weekend Watch
    Update: WSJ Says He’s Done.

    Red Sox Win!: They’re shipping up to Boston with the World Series trophy. Our friend Will Leitch at Deadspin said it best: “The Rockies did the best they could to make a game, or a series, out of it, but it just wasn’t happening: The Boston Red Sox were not to be denied.” We’re not […]

    / Oct 27, 2007 at 11:22 AM
  • CEO

    CEOs – The New Proletariat

    CEOs of the world, unite! Forget that CEOs make 364 times more than the average worker (not including perks and benefits) – the average PE and hedge fund manager makes 61 times that of the average CEO. Side rant regarding sub-workers: The study, conducted by the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair […]

    / Aug 29, 2007 at 12:13 PM
  • CEO

    Capital One: Hat Trick of Bad Decisions

    Richard Fairbanks, the CEO, chairman, co-founder, and starting center of Capital One likens his business to a hockey game, because bad baseball metaphors are played out in his opinion. Fairbanks lives and breathes hockey. He co-owns the Washington Capitals, is a member of a full-contact rec team, coaches youth teams and drives a Zamboni to […]

    / Jul 10, 2007 at 9:30 AM
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    / Jun 15, 2007 at 4:11 PM
  • CEO, Executive Retirement

    Breaking: Qwest CEO Out!

    Qwest said this morning that chief exeuctive and board chairman Richard Notebaert plans to step down as soon as a successor is found.

    / Jun 11, 2007 at 9:11 AM
  • Banks, CEO, CEOs, Citi, Citicorp, Citigroup, Eddie Lampert, Hedge Funds

    Is Rubin Up For Citigroup’s Top Slot?

    Eddie Lampert may be betting that former US Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin is poised to take over as chief of Citigroup, according to a former colleague of both Lampert and Rubin. Earlier this week, Lampert’s ESL Investments disclosed that it had accumulated a 0.3% stake in Citi, setting off speculation about Lampert’s intentions. Speculation ranged […]

    / May 17, 2007 at 2:31 PM
  • CEO, Executive Pay, Executive Retirement

    The Great New York Times War Against Executive Compensation

    Sunday was a banner day for executive compensation. Make that a banner headline day. The business section of the Sunday New York Times was largely devoted to articles decryingreporting on executive compensation, including reporter Eric Dash’s long, splashy article on executive exit compensation. Now they’ve assembled an online version of the special section with over […]

    / Apr 9, 2007 at 10:37 AM
  • CEO, CEOs, Executive Pay

    Why Wall Street Chief Executives All Get Paid The Same Thing (Maybe)

    Earlier today we mentioned Graef Crystal’s column speculating about why the pay packages of Wall Street’s chief executives were so similar despite notable differences in the size of the institutions they manage. Crystal’s question is fair, especially since CEO pay largely tracks that of the firms they manage. Why should this pattern break down on […]

    / Apr 4, 2007 at 4:33 PM
  • CEO, CEOs, Executive Pay

    What Are They Smoking? The Wall Street Executive Pay Problem

    The pay packages for Wall Street’s highest executives is coming under a new sort of scrutiny. This time what seems to have attracted attention is not so much the huge amounts of money the chief executives received by chief executives of investments banks—but the strange similarity in the pay packages. We noticed this a couple […]

    / Apr 4, 2007 at 10:36 AM
  • CEO, CEOs, Executive Pay

    As It Turns Out, You Get What You Pay For

    Even when it comes the chief executives. From today’s Wall Street Journal editorial page: Watson Wyatt Worldwide has been tracking trends in executive pay for years. What it has found is that a CEO’s pay tracks a company’s three-year performance pretty closely. Thus, a company that offered its CEO a pay package in the middle […]

    / Mar 21, 2007 at 2:58 PM
  • CEO, Citigroup

    Citigroup’s Chuck Prince Gets More Money, Still No Working Fireplace

    Chuck Prince—who helms the good ship Citigroup as it continues to narrowly avoid wreckage on hazards called Demand for Break-Up, Stock Underperforming, Expenses Outrage, Unsatisfied Arabs and Maria Bartiromo—took in nearly $26 million dollars this year. That’s modest compared to some of his Wall Street peers but then Citigroup’s stock performance has been pretty modest […]

    / Mar 14, 2007 at 3:53 PM
  • CEO, CEOs, Citi, Citicorp, Citigroup, Sallie Krawcheck

    Gary Crittenden: The Ten Million Dollar Man or A CEO-In-Waiting

    So now we know how much it costs to buy off the chief executive of American Express—$10 million. That’s the compensation package for incoming Citigroup chief financial officer Gary Crittenden disclosed today in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That’s about twice what he was making as chief financial officer of American Express. […]

    / Mar 2, 2007 at 3:02 PM
  • CEO, Compensation, John Mack, Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley Considers Goldman Sachsian Approach To Compensation (Follically-Speaking)

    John Mack, like the Tom Arnold of investment banking (take a second on that one), has overcome huge odds to fight his way back to the top of his game.** Last year, the Morgan Stanley chief, who was shown the door in 2001, received a raise of 38% to take home $41.4 million, reports CNN […]

    / Feb 26, 2007 at 11:59 AM
  • Banks, Bear Stearns, bonuses, CEO, CEOs, Compensation, Executive Pay, Goldman Sachs

    Bear Stearns Bonus Pool: Banking In The Shallow End

    Is it too early to start talking about bonuses for 2007? Bear Stearns doesn’t think so. It has already set up a bonus pool for its top executives, according to a recent SEC filing. From Reuters: A maximum bonus pool of $165 million has been established for a group of five senior executives that includes […]

    / Feb 22, 2007 at 9:05 AM
  • CEO, Private Equity, Thomas H. Lee, Univision

    Who Will Run Univision?

    The bidding war for the Spanish-language television network Univision was one of the greatest private equity stories of last year. Now the winners of that auction–including, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners and media mogul Haim Saba–are on the hunt for a CEO. Choosing the right man to […]

    / Feb 21, 2007 at 9:04 AM

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