“People fail to understand that Citigroup doesn’t exist anymore,” said Bove. By unloading most of the properties acquired under Weill, the architect of the conglomerate, Citi will look like it did “30 years ago, when it was a fairly successful company.”
Dick Bové Reenters The Spotlight In Manner Befitting Dick Bové
When regular old bank analysts switch firms, people don't tend to make a big deal about it. Gardening leave is taken, contracts are signed, key cards are distributed, new business cards are printed. Sometimes you'll get an email address with updated contact information. That's usually it. Dick Bové, as you all know, however, is no regular bank analyst. Which is following his departure from Rochdale Securities, potential employers didn't interview him, he interviewed them, why his son/spokesman, Joe Bové sent out a press release announcing the final countdown to Bové Day, and why, when that blessed day arrived, it was celebrated with a three-course banquet and a little something called the Dick Bové Banking Manifesto.