Today is bonus communication day in BofA global markets and while there are no specifics to be had just yet, a couple things to note: 1) it’s not looking good and 2) this hurts them more than it hurts you. Read more »
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Brian Moynihan has suggested everyone gird their loins to soften the kick in the pants they’re about to receive. Read more »
On December 17, 2009, Ken Lewis introduced to the company the guy who would be taking over his job, Brian Moynihan, by telling the audience that one of his successor’s “unique characteristics” was that he “actually wanted the job,” a reference to the fact that no one else, literally, did. While Moynihan was undoubtedly aware that the new gig would not carry the same prestige or money as running Goldman, or the groupies that come with running JPMorgan, or the pony rides that come with running Citi, one thing that apparently came as a surprise to him– but that those who turned down the position could foresee– was that this job? Really, really sucks.
In the beginning, if indeed Bri-O reached that conclusion as well, he kept it to himself, maintaining a stiff upper lip. But as the fruits of Countrywide founder Angelo Mozilo’s labor really began to blossom and Moynihan? Started to lose it. Read more »
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According to CNBC’s Kate Kelly, BH made the decision to close the $600 million fund after portfolio manager Fabrizio Gallo left to join Bank of America (which has got to hurt) and investors were rumored to be unhappy with the ‘personnel changes.’ In related news, Larry Summers has apparently been tapped to help ‘woo‘ new clients, so they should be okay.
The lady of the hour is a former Goldman MD and current RBS exec. Read more »
John Carney says yes, by running around with Dan Sontag, her sworn enemy. Read more »