Exchange-traded funds that target financial firms were whipsawed as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s remarks on interest rates left investors struggling to gauge how soon future increases will help U.S. bank profits.
The biggest U.S. banks are about to learn whether they can pay out more than $75 billion in excess capital to investors as the Federal Reserve completes stress tests of their ability to survive new economic calamities.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley may consider dropping their status as bank holding companies to avoid expenses tied to the Volcker rule, said David Hilder, an analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group LLP.
Wall Street banks, which already shut proprietary trading units that helped fuel record profits, are girding to learn next week how much revenue the Volcker rule may cut from the $44 billion they say comes from market-making.
Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. are poised to lead the six largest U.S. lenders by reporting a jump in earnings that may surprise some investors fixated on a slump in trading and mortgage lending.
In life, Irzen Octa ranked among the least significant of Citigroup Inc.’s 200 million customers. In death, the cash-strapped small-businessman from Jakarta has come to haunt the reputation of the world’s 8th-biggest bank.
Citigroup Inc. stopped soliciting clients for some retail banking products in Japan as it awaits the outcome of a government investigation into its compliance with local rules, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
Two years after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. collapsed under $613 billion of debt, investors are questioning whether the investment-banking model that fueled record profits in the middle of the decade can be repaired.