About 67 percent of those surveyed by BofA's private wealth management unit haven’t told their children the full extent of their net worth, and 15 percent told their children nothing about their family’s wealth. The average age of those surveyed was 61. “There’s a concern that if the kids are fully cognizant it may start to influence how hard they work at their own careers,” said Banks. [Bloomberg]
Inheritance Watch '15: $63 Million Deemed Too Much To Leave Your Kid
...on the other hand, $26 million (out of $100 million) is reportedly not enough.
Bank Of America Hoping To Fire Thousands Of Employees In Record Time
Remember Project New BAC, i.e. Bank of America's plan to transform itself from Ken Lewis's house of fun, where everyone went home happy but the concept of making money was less of a focus than keeping the good times coming, to an institution that did things like post profits? The bank has said previously that PNBAC "will result in $8 billion in annual savings by 2015—$5 billion from the first phase and $3 billion from a second phase" and while it stands by those figures and remains committed to cutting as many employees as it takes, some people would like them to be a bit snappier about it. Bank of America is accelerating a broad cost-cutting plan and has set a target of shedding 16,000 jobs by year's end—cuts that would see the company relinquish its title as U.S. banking's largest employer. The proposed year-end total of 260,000 would be the lowest count since 2008 and likely give Bank of America a smaller workforce than JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, or Wells Fargo...Chief Executive Brian Moynihan is trying to speed the company's transformation into a smaller and more efficient operation as he tries to persuade investors that expenses can be adjusted to compensate for revenue lost to new regulations, an uneven economy and shaky markets. Since becoming CEO in 2010, he has shifted away from a nationwide expansion strategy embraced by his predecessors Hugh L. McColl Jr. and Kenneth D. Lewis, and shed many of the businesses that he considers to be nonessential...Hitting the new staffing target would fulfill a year early Mr. Moynihan's pledge to slash the bank's workforce by approximately 30,000. "If they want to make any headway toward improving profitability," said Sterne Agee & Leach Inc. senior banking analyst Todd Hagerman, "they need to accelerate the timeline." Bank Of America Ramps Up Job Cuts [WSJ]
Eighth Grader Isn't Letting Brian Moynihan Off That Easy
Natalie Clarke asked Mr. Moynihan a question and god damn it, she's going to hold his feet to the fire until she gets an answer.
Brian Moynihan: BofA Execs Might As Well Have The Phrase "Always Be Firing" Tattooed To Their Faces
It's basically the mantra of the company, so.