Paychecks for executives and top employees at the world's largest financial institutions are expected to get only a little bit bigger in 2012.
Compensation at the big banks will remain far below the highs of 2007, but overall, top executives could see paychecks and bonuses jump by as much as 10% in 2012.
Compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates projects that overall pay will hover between remaining flat and increasing up to 10%, MOREMaureen Farrell - Aug 17, 2012 11:21 AM ET
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Happy days are here again for the stock market. If you love round numbers, then today is your day. The Dow is back above 13,000. Nasdaq has vaulted above 3,000 again. And the S&P 500 has MOREPaul R. La Monica - Aug 7, 2012 12:55 PM ET
Barton Biggs, a former Morgan Stanley global strategist and pioneer of the hedge fund industry, has died.
Morgan Stanley (MS) chief executive James Gorman disclosed Briggs' death Monday in a memo to employees. A spokeswoman for the bank said Briggs died Saturday after a suffering from a blood infection. He was 79.
"Barton left an indelible mark on our business, our culture and our shared notion of leadership at Morgan Stanley," Gorman MOREBen Rooney - Jul 16, 2012 1:11 PM ET
Did Morgan Stanley get it right this time?
Morgan Stanley (MS) certainly made investors happy Friday, a day after it priced cloud computing company ServiceNow's initial public offering at $18 a share.
It looked like a bold move last night (the estimated range was $15 to $17), but early Friday ServiceNow (NOW) debuted at $23.75, more than 30% above its IPO price. And its shares are still trading around $23.
None of us MOREMaureen Farrell - Jun 29, 2012 12:22 PM ET
Goldman Sachs (GS) told investors early Tuesday to buy JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and stop buying Morgan Stanley (MS).
JPMorgan Chase was upgraded to a so-called "conviction list buy," which, in Goldman Sachs' parlance, means run out and buy it. Conversely, Morgan Stanley was downgraded to a "hold" from a "buy."
Both banks have seen share prices fall precipitously this year, because of what Goldman's analysts say are "idiosyncratic events," including potential repercussions MOREMaureen Farrell - Jun 26, 2012 12:26 PM ET
Facebook said its initial public offering was fairly valued, according to a back-and-forth correspondence with regulators ahead of its IPO.
In documents released by the SEC Friday, Facebook (FB) said the difference between the company's fair value of $30.89 a share on Jan. 31 and the midpoint of its offering wasn't "meaningfully different."
In 2011, Facebook's fair value estimates went from $25.54 in March, to $30.07 in September before dropping back to MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 15, 2012 2:23 PM ET
Morgan Stanley (MS) is all grown up, Chief Executive Officer James Gorman said at Morgan Stanley's U.S. Financials Conference Tuesday afternoon.
Gorman painted a picture of a bank that has eschewed the rebellious and risky behavior of its adolescence for a conservative role as a bank -- not a trading outfit in a bank's clothing.
"If investors want to invest in hedge funds, they shouldn't be doing it through Morgan Stanley," Gorman MOREMaureen Farrell - Jun 12, 2012 5:50 PM ET
It was supposed to be the IPO of the year, but Facebook's (FB) performance as a publicly traded company has been, in a word, disappointing.
Shares of the social network continued to fall Tuesday, dropping another 3.6% to end at $25.87. The stock is down 32% from its May 18 offering price of $38.
There were issues with Facebook's IPO from the start, when technical problems on the Nasdaq delayed its launch. MOREBen Rooney - Jun 5, 2012 5:31 PM ET
Morgan Stanley (MS) is upping its stake in the wealth brokerage unit it has shared with Citigroup (C) since the two firms struck a deal in 2009 to merge their divisions.
Early Thursday, Morgan Stanley said it plans to buy a 14% stake in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, which was created out of a merger between Citi and Morgan's wealth management units. Morgan Stanley already owns 51% of the business MOREMaureen Farrell - May 31, 2012 11:01 AM ET
So it's been a week since Facebook (FB) went public and investors are getting angrier by the day. As Wall Street's losses mount, it's the smaller investors who want Facebook to 'show them the money!,' to quote Rod Tidwell (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) in Jerry Maguire.
"I think we were all lied to and deceived about the value of FB from the very beginging (sic) and that something should be MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 25, 2012 3:29 PM ET