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  • Dec 16- When the almost 11,000 financial advisers in Wells Fargo& Co's branch brokerage system get their 2015 compensation plan on Wednesday they may grimace at one change that could hit their pay, or cost their customers a little more. Morgan Stanley, the largest U.S. brokerage firm with more than 16,000 advisers, for example, does not credit brokers for purchases...

  • Dec 16- When the almost 11,000 financial advisers in Wells Fargo& Co's branch brokerage system get their 2015 compensation plan on Wednesday they may grimace at one change that could hit their pay, or cost their customers a little more. Morgan Stanley, the largest U.S. brokerage firm with more than 16,000 advisers, for example, does not credit brokers for purchases...

  • Dec 16- When the almost 11,000 financial advisers in Wells Fargo& Co's branch brokerage system get their 2015 compensation plan on Wednesday they may grimace at one change that could hit their pay, or cost their customers a little more. Morgan Stanley, the largest U.S. brokerage firm with more than 16,000 advisers, for example, does not credit brokers for purchases...

  • UPDATE 1-Jefferies in talks to sell futures business Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Dec 16- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a quarterly net loss and said it was in talks to sell its futures brokerage. Jefferies bought the business, formerly known as Prudential Bache, from Prudential Financial Inc in 2011 for $430 million to expand into a full-fledged investment bank. Leucadia, which models itself on...

  • Dec 16- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a quarterly loss and said it was exploring strategic alternatives for its futures-brokerage unit. Net loss attributable to the company was $92.4 million for the fourth quarter ended Nov. 30, compared with a profit of $109.9 million a year earlier, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Dec 15- The trustee handling the liquidation of the brokerage unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday seeking review of the business's cash assets awarded to Barclays Plc. Trustee James Giddens, who has been seeking to recoup money for the brokerage's creditors, said lower court rulings granting margin assets...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 15- Chinese financial firms are targeting purchases of distressed banking assets coming on the market in Europe, having been urged by Beijing to expand their reach beyond emerging markets. The first Chinese purchase of a European investment bank was announced this week, with Haitong Securities agreeing to pay 379 million euros for an investment...

  • FINRA fines 10 banks over Toys R Us IPO conduct Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and JPMorgan Chase& Co. were fined $5 million each. Deutsche Bank AG, Bank of America Corp., Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo& Co. were each fined $4 million and Needham& Co. was fined $2.5 million. JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and...

  • Morgan Stanley paying $4M to settle SEC charges Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $4 million to settle federal charges of failing to prevent the unauthorized purchase of $525 million in Apple stock by one of its customers. The SEC said Morgan Stanley violated a rule requiring brokerage firms to have strong risk measures in place before they give customers access to the markets.

  • *Deutsche Bank retains its rankings in league tables. FRANKFURT, Dec 9- Deutsche Bank's determination to be the last European in the upper echelons of global investment banking is an expensive waiting game for investors. Germany's flagship lender is holding its ground against U.S. leaders such as JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs in revenues, but its returns are...

  • "The appetite among private equity firms for these assets tends to be greater because there is less payer reimbursement risk and the growth opportunities are so great," said James Clark, a managing director at investment bank Harris Williams& Co.. The latest wave of investors includes Goldman Sachs Group Inc's private equity arm, which gave tens of millions of...

  • JPMorgan continues run as top ranked investment bank Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:59 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 5- U.S. bank JPMorgan retained its crown as the top performing investment bank in the first nine months of the year, having made revenue of $17.1 billion in the year-to-date, new data showed on Friday. The only European bank to make the top three was Deutsche Bank, which shared third place with Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Dec 4- Chinese brokerage Haitong Securities Ltd is in talks to buy Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo's investment banking unit as Chinese finance firms snap up more overseas assets to try to offset slowing growth at home. A purchase of the bailed-out Portuguese lender's unit would be Haitong's first acquisition outside China and Hong...

  • Meet Hong Kong's oldest stockbroker  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:33 PM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    The oldest stockbroker in Hong Kong may have made his fortune in the city, but he thinks the future lies in Shangai. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 27- China stocks were mixed on Thursday, with Hong Kong shares correcting slightly while mainland indexes charged ahead as onshore investors kept putting money into equities in the wake of Beijing's interest-rate cut. The official Shanghai Securities News reported on Thursday that 94.4 billion yuan was added to brokerage accounts in the first...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Brokerage firm Wedbush Securities will pay a $2.44 million penalty and admit to wrongdoing to settle civil charges over shoddy risk controls that let thousands of overseas traders gain access to U.S. markets, federal regulators said. Wedbush's settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday was widely anticipated...

  • Nov 20- Goldman Sachs Group Inc said it fired two staff after a junior employee passed confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, his former employer, to a senior colleague in the investment bank. Goldman said the incident on Sept. 26 was immediately reported to its compliance team, regulators and the New York Fed and an internal...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Goldman Sachs will wind down its small uranium trading business after failing to find a buyer and may sell its Colombian coal mine subsidiary, two of its most controversial commodity divisions, according to a Senate report released on Wednesday. It included a lengthy summary of Goldman's activities in the niche uranium market, which began when...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Goldman Sachs will wind down its small uranium trading business after failing to find a buyer and may sell its Colombian coal mine subsidiary, two of its most controversial commodity divisions, according to a new Senate report released on Wednesday. It included a lengthy summary of Goldman's activities in the niche uranium market, which began...

  • Morgan Stanley's oil trading desk, the largest of the five divisions within its commodities business, recorded net revenue of $676 million in 2012, half as much as 2008, according to a submission cited in the committee's 400- page report. And Goldman Sachs saw its global commodity net revenues drop to around $1 billion in 2012, less than a third as much as its...