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Merrill Lynch

  1. how-tos
    The Boys Club Seduction Guide Merrill Lynch UsedAccording to a new gender-discrimination lawsuit.
  2. Merrill Lynch Reportedly Settles Suit for $315 MillionThat would make it the biggest mortgage-backed securities settlement yet.
  3. How the ‘Smart Guys’ at Merrill Lynch Got Things DoneTraders who bought and sold securities with the firm’s own money for two years were close enough to see the computer screens of traders taking orders from clients and overhear their phone calls.”
  4. Peter Kraus Finally Loses Some MoneyRecession finally catches up to man who made $25 million in three months at Merrill Lynch.
  5. The Wolfman of Bank of AmericaNo one comes off well in the new Merrill Lynch snuff book, ‘Crash of the Titans,’ but one character distinguishes himself.
  6. All Investors Think They’re Sophisticated Until They Start Losing MoneyWe were just lambs being led to the slaughter,” investor in CDOs whimpers. Only without the blindfold, or the chain, or anything like that.
  7. AllianceBernstein CEO Peter Kraus Keeps It RealJust because he has a lot of material possessions doesn’t mean he never thinks about the meaning of life.
  8. Finding Out About Merrill Lynch’s CDO Problem Was Like Getting Kicked in the Balls, Says Former CEOStan O’Neal gives his first interview since leaving Merrill Lynch, and it is awesome.
  9. Former Merrill Lynch Executive Forced to Declare Bankruptcy Just to Keep a $14 Million Roof Over His HeadHow did things go so wrong for this tan man?
  10. Ford Made Same Amount at Merrill in Good Times and BadHe was guaranteed $2 million a year, according to the ‘Times.’
  11. John Thain’s New Office Is Unconscionably Ugly and There Is Nothing He Can Do About ItWe’ll see how long he lasts before tearing off that hideous wallpaper with his bare hands.
  12. John Thain to Head Company He Knows for Sure Is Screwed UpMerrill Lynch CEO famed for his “interior-decorating mistake” takes over at CIT Group.
  13. John Thain Is Determined Not to Let an ‘Interior Decorating Mistake’ Be His LegacyThe former Merrill Lynch CEO, known for his taste in commodes, mulls a job offer.
  14. SEC Going After Bank of America For Lying to Shareholders, AgainBank of America didn’t tell investors that Merrill Lynch lost billions.
  15. white men with rugs
    CEO Who Spent $1 Million Redecorating Office While Firm Imploded Thinks Washington Should Take It Easy on CEOsFormer Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain thinks the FCIC hearings will be a waste of time if they’re just “an opportunity to pummel the CEOs.”
  16. loose threads
    Mayor Bloomberg to Kick Off Fashion NYC 2020 Tonight; Botkier Opens First Store in NolitaAnd Yves Saint Laurent’s house in Morocco is up for sale.
  17. Jamie Dimon Hires His FatherTed Dimon leaving Bank of America for JP Morgan.
  18. ceoh no!
    Former Merrill Lynch CEO Comes Late to the Frugality TrendStan O’Neal chooses coach, a little too late.
  19. Former Finance Professionals Stunned to Find There Are Jobs That Don’t Require Them to Be JerksWell, unless they want to be.
  20. John Thain’s Life Would Be Different If He Had Purchased an EktorpIf only the former Merrill Lynch CEO had bought Ikea.
  21. The British Are Making a Movie About Lehman BrothersThe new BBC reenactment of the events of last September sounds a little too British.
  22. Hank Paulson: ‘You Bet I Threatened Ken Lewis’Because he DESERVED it.
  23. Hey, Everybody: Being a Banker Is Awesome AgainSalaries are up, up, up! Even if profits are not.
  24. Bank of America Chief Ken Lewis Gets in Front of the Firing SquadThe Bank of America CEO faces down angry shareholders at the company’s annual meeting.
  25. Cuomo Finally Scores in Merrill Lynch BonusgateHe went through all the testimony and found a lie! Or, an inconsistency. Or a mistake. Anyway, something!
  26. Andrew Cuomo Will Write Letters to Bank of America Until He Can No Longer Hold PensAndrew Cuomo is indefatigable!
  27. Bonus Buster Andrew Cuomo Will Not Be StymiedThe New York attorney general and Bank of America continue to tussle over bonus information.
  28. Bank of America Married a Stranger With SecretsNew, suspicious information about Merrill Lynch has Bank of America rifling through its traders’ belongings, looking for clues.
  29. Bonus Buster Subpoenas Merrill Lynch ExecutivesAttorney General Andrew Cuomo has wasted no time subpoenaing the Merrill Lynch executives the ‘Journal’ says were paid more than $10 million apiece.
  30. Merrill’s Merry Men Raked In $209 Million in 2008Which, if you think about it, is only a fraction of the $27.6 billion the firm lost … hmmm, no, there’s no good way to look at this.
  31. Bonus Buster Andrew Cuomo Goes After Bank of America CEOThe New York attorney general has subpoenaed the BofA CEO about bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch.
  32. Merrill’s Decision to Pay Out $3.6 Billion in Bonuses Is ‘Nothing Short of Staggering,’ Says CuomoThe Bonus Buster is LITERALLY freaking out about Merrill Lynch.
  33. John Thain Bonusgate, Round ThreeDid the former Merrill Lynch CEO lobby for a $10 million bonus this year or not?
  34. Merrill Exec: ‘Look, Even Smart People Were Fooled by Madoff’Former Merrill Lynch exec John ‘Launny’ Steffens lost $35 million to Madoff, but there’s one thing he feels good about.
  35. John Thain’s Phone Date With DenialThe recently released Merrill Lynch CEO had a date with CNBC’s Money Honey today. Verdict: Awkward.
  36. John Thain Is the New Villain of Wall StreetThe former Merrill Lynch CEO comes undone.
  37. About John Thain’s RugNot the $87,000 one. The other one.
  38. John Thain Out at Merrill LynchWill he get to keep the rug?
  39. Bank of America Posts Losses, Gets $138 Billion BailoutAnd CEO Ken Lewis may be on the chopping block. Welcome to 2009!
  40. How Peter Kraus Spent His Hard-Earned Bonus MoneyPeter Kraus, who was awarded $25 million for his three-month stint at Merrill Lynch, bought a fancy new pad.
  41. Merrill Exec Scores $25 Million for Three Months of WorkSweeeeeeeeeeet.
  42. Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain Gives Up on BonusWhat a difference a day makes!
  43. Andrew Cuomo LITERALLY Cannot Believe That John Thain Is Thinking About a BonusThe attorney general writes to Merrill Lynch’s board in his inimitable prose.
  44. Bank of America Trophy Wife John Thain Requests $10 Million in Walking-Around MoneyThe Merrill Lynch CEO has requested a $10 million bonus this year.
  45. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Have Secured Marriage License, Are Due to WedBut is their marriage doomed?
  46. Meet Mike KanevskyHe works at Merrill Lynch by day, but puts on party-promoter pants at night.
  47. Today Was a Medium Day on Wall StreetAnd in these times, medium equals awesome!
  48. Merrill Banker Revolted by Prospect of Working at the McDonald’s of BanksA true tale from Merrill Lynch, soon to be Bank of America.
  49. Slideshow: The Brokenhearted Babes of Wall StreetDid anybody else notice the parade of foxes exiting Lehman and Merrill yesterday? Who knew?
  50. Bloody MondayNo matter what happens next, today was a day that will be remembered.
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