Not So Fast: Citadel Not Buying BofA Prime Brokerage

Dec 20 2007 | 12:40pm ET

Contradicting a tabloid report from earlier today, Citadel Investment Group is not actively considering the acquisition of Bank of America’s prime brokerage unit.

A source close to the $15 billion Chicago hedge fund told Reuters that “there have been no conversations about it and Citadel has not looked at the books.” According to a report in today’s New York Post, BofA wants to sell both the prime brokerage and its public financing unit, Citadel was in talks with the bank and had inspected the unit’s books.

A prime brokerage sale would seem to be part of BofA CEO Kenneth Lewis’ plan to scale back the firm’s investment banking operations. The unit has been hit with a string of recent high-profile departures, including that of former head Christopher Pesce.


In Depth

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

The Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for Carried Interest

Jan 19 2017 | 5:25pm ET

The arrival of the Trump administration brings the potential for a repeal of the...

 

From the current issue of

Often seen as a passion project, or part of a philanthropic venture, rare and fine stringed instruments offer an exciting option to diversify one’s investment portfolio while providing an opportunity for an exceptional long-term investment.