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Wells, Wells, Wells, look who’s in the news again ...

Wells Fargo is entering its third month of a full-time CEO search following the sudden departure of Tim Sloan in late March. C. Allen Parker, WF's general counsel, manning the fort while the search continues for an external candidate who is prepared to wade into an absolute sh*tstorm.

Several big names from the banking industry were on the firm's short list, namely Gordon Smith from JPMorgan, William Demchak from PNC, and Richard Davis from USBancorp. While Smith is still being pursued, Demchak and Davis have both turned down the opportunity, because, f*ck that.  

I volunteer as tribute!

If only it was that easy. Wells can’t just go offering the job to any Tom, Dick or Harry. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) must approve any person appointed by the bank. In fact, finance chief John Shrewsberry was given strong consideration as a successor, but that was nixed by the Fed and OCC.

In addition to the government, the banks largest shareholder, Berkshire Hathaway, also has a say in the matter. Buffet and Munger both believe the replacement shouldn’t come from Wall Street.

The search continues ...

Wells Fargo is reportedly struggling to find a new CEO [CNBC]


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Wells Fargo eats pizza with a fork and knife ...


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Define "innovation" ...

Wells Fargo Bless this Mess

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Wells Fargo has been relegated to using safety scissors ...

Wells Fargo Bless this Mess

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Wells, Wells, Wells, look who's back in the news.

Wells Fargo Bless this Mess

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Two out of three ain't bad ...


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"I didn't sign up for this shit." - Alan Parker, probably

Image adapted from Flickr User Aranami.

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What kinda dirt did Wells have on Charlie?