NEW YORK (
Bank of New York Mellon
Chairman and CEO Robert Kelly is still in the running to be the next CEO of
Bank of America
according to a report by
's Charlie Gasparino Wednesday.
"That door from what I understand on the Bank of America side and the Bank of New York side is not completely closed yet," Gasparino said Wednesday, adding new emphasis to a report he aired Tuesday.
"Bob has said he has no interest," BNY spokesman Jeep Bryant told
Gasparino's report contradicts an article in the
Wall Street Journal
Monday which said Kelly is not interested in the position. A call to Kelly and an e-mail message to a BofA spokesman were not immediately returned.
BofA is in the hunt for a new boss following the resignation of CEO Ken Lewis, which is effective at the end of the year. In addition to inside candidates like consumer banking head Brian Moynihan and chief risk officer
, BofA has also reached out to
retail banking head Charles Scharf, according to a
report Tuesday. A call to Scharf was not immediately returned.
Bank of America shares, which have sold off in recent days, were up in midday trading Wednesday, along with those of
shares were down slightly, as were those of Bank of New York Mellon.
Written by Dan Freed in New York