As a growing body of research shows that gender diversity on a company's board of directors usually improves long-term shareholder returns, Stephen Schwarzman's Blackstone Group has added former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire as a director. The appointment would double the number of female directors to two out of 11 total board members, or 18%.
U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, a New York Democrat, asks Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat at a hearing in Washington what it was like to get paid more than 400 times his employees' median pay. Corbat's response was that he hoped employees might see opportunities to get promoted.
Bank of America says it will raise its minimum wage to $20 an hour from $15 now, in an effort to be a 'great place to work.'
Goldman CEO David Solomon will need to navigate a difficult hearing on Wednesday.
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon says he doesn't currently expect the U.S. economy to tip into recession, but the risks are growing from 'bad policy,' and he lamented the loss of certainty in American global leadership. Spoiler alert: He didn't mention President Donald Trump.
The retirement of Wells Fargo chief executive Tim Sloan could help give the scandal-plagued bank a clean slate after sanctions from regulators, attacks from lawmakers and growing shareholder dismay.
JPMorgan Chase, the biggest U.S. bank, is eliminating hundreds of workers after an annual review of staffing levels in its asset- and wealth-management division.
According to the New York State Comptroller's office, the average bonus paid to securities-industry employees in New York City declined by 17% to $153,700. But Wall Street bankers and traders still make roughly five times more, on average, than workers in other industries.
President Donald Trump's oft-repeated criticisms of Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes have been labeled by some economists as an assault on the central bank's independence. But Joe Lavorgna, chief Americas economist for the French bank Natixis, says that at least one measure of effective interest rates shows that the Fed's recent efforts may have exceeded the mid-2000s cycle of monetary tightening that helped to trigger the 2008 financial crisis.
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