Noted bank analyst Dick Bove is planning to submit his resignation from Rochdale Securities LLC on Monday, according to a person familiar with his plans. Mr. Bove has remained at Stamford, Conn.-based Rochdale as it has searched for a rescue since Oct. 25, when a trade in shares of Apple left it in what President Daniel Crowley called a “negative capital position.” [...] Mr. Bove has been unable to publish stock research since the errant trade, because Rochdale’s cash shortfall has prevented the firm from trading securities or issuing analysis. [WSJ, earlier]
Time was, making hundreds of millions of dollars one minute and losing hundreds of millions the next got Greg Coffey’s blood pumping. Now? Eh. Who cares? What’s the point? Read more »
If He Could, Jack Welch Would Go Back In Time And Acquire Time Inc Just To Fire The Entire Fortune Staff The Next DayBy Bess Levin
Jack Welch said he will no longer contribute to Fortune following critical coverage of the former CEO of General Electric, saying he would get better “traction” elsewhere. On Friday, Welch suggested that the Obama administration, calling them “these Chicago guys,” had manipulated the monthly jobs report in order to make the economy look better than it actually is just weeks before the election…CNNMoney, which shares content with Fortune.com, ran a story on Friday covering Welch’s tweet. The piece said that even conservative economists thought Welch was wrong to question the jobs numbers. On Tuesday, Fortune.com ran a story detailing Welch’s record as a job destroyer. GE lost nearly 100,000 jobs during the 20 years in which Welch ran the company. “I never put myself out there as an employment agency,” Welch told Fortune…Following the story, Welch sent an e-mail to Reuters’ Steve Adler and Serwer saying that he and his wife Suzy, who have jointly written for Reuters and Fortune in the past, were “terminating our contract” and will no longer be sending our “material to Fortune.” Reuters’ story about Welch’s tweet quoted money manager and blogger Barry Ritholtz, who said Welch’s comments were laughable. Reuters wrote that Ritholtz comments were referring to allegations that Welch regularly manipulated GE’s earnings during his tenure as CEO in order to best Wall Street profit estimates. [Fortune, related]
“UBS said Francois Gouws and Yassine Bouhara resigned as co-heads of Global Equities following the recent unauthorized trading incident. Mike Stewart will become sole global head of Equities, it said.” [Bloomberg]
On Friday we noted that Simmons and Company had upgraded BP to a buy, making the fact that its namesake, Matt Simmons, had been going around talking about nukes and BP not lasting through the summer slightly awkward. Also a tad uncomfortable was the fact that the company wrote its investors telling them to “disavow” any words that come out of Matt Simmons’ mouth. Well guess what, former pals? Simmons doesn’t need you– he doesn’t need any of you! Which is why he announced today he’s taking his insights and leaving, with a resignation effective June 30 (lotta stuff to clean out of the office, couldn’t be done in one day).