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CFA Level 1 Exam Pass Rate Climbs to 44% for December Test

bloomberg.com — A higher percentage of hopefuls for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation passed the first level of their three-part exam in December. Forty-four percent of applicants passed the test, the CFA Institute said Tuesday on its website, up from 42 percent in June and 43 percent in December 2013.

Morgan Stanley Awards Gorman $4.44 Million Stock Bonus for 2014

bloomberg.com — Morgan Stanley (MS) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman 'scompensation package for last year includes a $4.44 million stock bonus, a drop of 13 percent from his 2013 award. Gorman, 56, will get 127,884 restricted shares, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Morgan Stanley Gives Gorman $4.44 Million Stock Bonus for 2014

bloomberg.com — Morgan Stanley (MS) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman 's compensation package for last year includes a $4.44 million stock bonus, down 13 percent from his 2013 award. Gorman, 56, will get 127,884 restricted shares, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Citigroup Had ‘Modest Loss’ From Swiss Franc Move, CFO Says

bloomberg.com — Citigroup Inc. (C), the world's biggest currencies dealer, suffered losses from last week's surprise decision by the Swiss central bank to let the franc trade freely against the euro, Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach said.

Hollywood Bankers’ City National Shares Valued at $704 Million

bloomberg.com — City National Corp.'s sale to Royal Bank of Canada (RY) bestows new wealth on two men who have served as Hollywood's private bankers since Steven Spielberg filmed "Jaws." Russell Goldsmith, 64, the Los Angeles-based bank's chief executive officer since 1995, holds shares with a value of $373.8 million at the deal price, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and based on regulatory filings from last year.

Dimon, Blankfein Getting Bigger Cash Bonuses Even While U.S. Bank Rally Fizzles

bloomberg.com — JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) boosted the cash portion of their leaders' bonuses for the first time since 2010, as a surge in U.S. bank stocks slows. JPMorgan's board gave Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon a $7.4 million cash reward -- his first since 2011 - - while keeping his total pay for 2014 unchanged at $20 million.

Goldman Sachs Said to Award Blankfein $24 Million in Stock, Cash

bloomberg.com — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. awarded Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein $24 million in salary and cash and stock bonuses for 2014, according to a person familiar with the matter. To contact the reporter on this story: Dakin Campbell in New York at dcampbell27@bloomberg.net To contact the editors responsible for this story: Peter Eichenbaum at peichenbaum@bloomberg.net Steve Dickson Press spacebar to pause and continue.

Dimon Gets First Cash Bonus in Years as Pay Holds at $20 Million

bloomberg.com — JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Jamie Dimon got his first cash bonus in three years as the board kept his total pay unchanged at $20 million.

L.A. Banker to Stars Follows Show-Biz Clients to New York

bloomberg.com — City National Corp. (CYN), banker to Frank Sinatra and Arnold Schwarzenegger, will open its first street-level branches in New York to gain visibility in the city where many of its Hollywood clients work and live.

Moynihan Says Bank of America Cybersecurity Unit Has Blank Check

bloomberg.com — Bank of America Corp.'s cybersecurity team can spend as much as needed to protect the firm and its customers, Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan said. "The only place in the company that doesn't have a budget constraint is that area because how would I know how to assess, why would I take my judgment and say you could do this cheaper," Moynihan said today in a Bloomberg Television interview from Davos, Switzerland.
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Jan 26, 2015

RT @mkmcollins: Steve Cohen's Point72 may be seeking to limit SEC ban & manage money for clients again. Kathy Burton scoop: http://t.co/EmC…

Jan 23, 2015

this is great MT @foxjust: The Saudis skipped over 26 older cousins in choosing the first sovereign-to-be bloombergview.com/articles/2015-…

Jan 23, 2015

Hollywood Bankers’ City National Shares Valued at $704 Million bloom.bg/1uprXhJ via @business

Jan 23, 2015

Citigroup CFO says bank suffered "modest loss" from Swiss Franc move. Remember, we reported it was >$150 mln bloom.bg/1G9mxSB

Jan 22, 2015

this is a fascinating stat -- 90% of corporate bonds are now held by asset managers and hedge funds bloom.bg/1JcMzCz @mattleising

Jan 22, 2015

In 7 yrs, what was once the world's biggest bank has cut 133,000 jobs. Man how Citi has changed bloom.bg/1yIk6Bv @Yalman_Onaran $C

Jan 21, 2015

SCOOP: ‘Dark Pool’ Complaint Against Barclays Expanded by Schneiderman bloom.bg/1CC6nen via @business @geigerwire

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