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- Address at ICI's 2017 Securities Law Developments Conference - SEC Commissioner Stein
- New York Pension Fund Seeks More Pay Disclosure from Wells Fargo
- Wells Fargo Sanctions Are on Ice Under Trump Official
- Josh Brown: Here's How to Buy Bitcoin, But Realize It Could Be One Giant Bubble
- Trump's New Tax Plan Could Cost Citigroup $20 Billion
- Morgan Stanley Fires Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr.
- Al Franken Will Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations - His Full Resignation Speech
- Ex-NFL Player Gets 40 Years for Running $10Mn Fraud
- Bitcoin Blows Past $15K, Adding $2K in Under 12 Hours
- Financial Adviser Settles Charges for Defrauding Private Equity Fund Investors
- New Cross Market Equity Supervision Report Cards - FINRA Phone-In Workshop, WebEx Presentation
- Mueller Just Crossed Trump's Red Line, With Deutsche Bank Subpoena
- Wildfire Rages Near Los Angeles
- Former Company Insider Has $4.1Mn Payday as a Whistleblower
- Audit Firm, Anton & Chia, Conducted Fraudulent Audits of Penny Stock Companies - SEC
- Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank Records on Trump and Family
- Bitcoin Nearly Halfway to $400Bn Value Predicted by Winklevoss Twins 4 Years Ago
- Fidelity Clients Suffer Second Website Glitch in Week
- CBOE Beats CME to Bitcoin Futures Launch with December 10 Start
- McKinsey Senior Exec Thomas Barkin Named New Head of Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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NEWSLETTERS & ALERTS
Showdowns At Two Bank Annual Meetings
This week shareholders are lining up for two annual meetings: Wells Fargo meets on Tuesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; Credit Suisse meets on Friday, presumably in Zurich, SUI. As they say, "This ain't your grandfather's generation anymore."
Wells Fargo Directors. This year's annual meeting will boil down to a referendum on the bank's board of directors. So far, 5,300 employees have lost their jobs over the accounts scandal that began as far back as 2002 but only broke in September 2016. The next group who could lose their jobs are the Wells Fargo directors, who face re-election on Tuesday. Warren Buffet, who holds about 10% of the company's voting shares, has re-affirmed his support for the incumbent directors. However, giant pension funds in California and New York intend to vote against most of the bank's 15 directors.
Credit Suisse Executives. Investors are up-in-arms over bonuses authorized by the Compensation Committee for bank executives and board members. Investors have revolted over Credit Suisse's decision to pay nearly $80 million in bonuses to top executives and to raise board compensation. Since 2015, the bank has incurred losses of about $5.7 billion. [See Financialish, 3/28/17.]