Shares of U.S. financial firms just staged their biggest annual rally since 1997, creating a bonanza for Wall Street employees who received bonuses in deferred stock. The new year doesn’t hold the same promise.
Cerberus Capital Management LP is seeking buyers for auto lender Chrysler Financial, which the private-equity firm acquired as part of its takeover of Chrysler LLC in 2007, said people with knowledge of the matter.
Citigroup Inc.’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat has one big advantage over his predecessor Vikram Pandit -- a housing rebound that’s accelerating enough to help the lender deal with its most troubled investments.
Grupo BTG Pactual, the Brazilian investment bank founded by billionaire Andre Esteves, is working on a bid for JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s physical commodities business, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter.