Unlike rival Goldman Sachs, whose quarterly earnings rose on strong gains in trading and profit, Morgan Stanley, after leaning to a more conservative risk management position, appears to have failed to capture its share of equity trading flow on the heels of "pretty strong" equity issuance, analysts at William Blair & Co said.
Now there are calls for John Mack to be more like Goldman CEO Llyod Blankfein. If Macke doesn’t show profit soon, will shareholders give him the proverbial knife?
It’s really a possibility, speculates CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino. And I like him. He’s a honorable guy. But it looks like he could be whipsawed.
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