Parisian Family Office, CEO. Began Wall Street, 1982. Founded investment firm, CHIPPEWA PARTNERS, Native American Advisors. Active Trader. White Earth Chippewa Tribal member. Was NYSE/FINRA arb. Conservative, raised on Great Plains reservations. Pureblood, clot-shot free. In a world elevated on a dopamine binge, this is his take! Written from MT Ghost Ranch on the Yellowstone River, TN farm Pamelot or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, CASA TULE'. Always been, will always be, an optimist.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
The Ghosts within Wells Fargo are alive and well..............
Kidder Peabody & Co. Inc.
Drexel Burnham Lambert
A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
First Union Securities
See a common thread? Probably not, but all of them, are names that are no longer in existence as brokerage firms. Amazing.
They are the names of every brokerage firm I was ever associated with, many names having changed while I was working in the same seat, wiith the same phone number, with the same manager.
Today it is about keeping your seat, selling the investment product de jour, global scale, trying to compete with the likes of BofA/Mother Merrill herself, keeping the compliance departments happy and trying to dish out the latest IPO that was no doubt the product of some private equity deal or venture deal in the fairly recent past. The liquidity out there is amazing and these firms trying to buy brokers and assets continues to make little sense for investors.
These deals aren't geared to make money for anyone except the honcho's at the brokerage firms.
And they are geared to separate the assets of the customers from the customer.