Googled - Here's Why Your Firm's Making The News

Is your firm making the news ? And, if so, why ?

We thought it would be interesting to do a news search on Google on some of the best-known firms, and see what words, phrases or sentences came out.

Here are the results:

Bank of America

'Garden leave', 'Buffett takes a drubbing', 'new credit card fee', 'subpoenaed again', 'foreclosures violate law', 'business model is fundamentally sound', 'dividends', 'loan modifications'.

Bank of New York Mellon

'Whistleblower', 'employee indicted', 'lawsuit', 'sued', 'dividends', 'deny wrongding'.

Barclays

'Tax protesters', 'tiny tax bill, 'tax avoidance schemes', 'Barclays Capital staff get 24% pay rise', stops providing asset finance to smallest companies', 'chief could receive £9m'.

BlackRock

'Best placed asset manager in 2011', 'CEO Larry Fink made $12.8m last year in stock', 'doubles profit with asset growth'.

Blackstone

'Lawsuit over IPO revived', 'appoints Australian MD', 'reports soaring income and shrinking losses for 2010', 'scores on real estate investments'.

BNP Paribas

'Profit hit by Axa write-down', 'seeks more corporate clients', 'enjoys wealth lift', 'launches Russian stock dividend futures in London', 'topped the Dealogic trade finance league tables for 2010 in many categories'.

Cantor Fitzgerald / BGC Partners

'Acquires PCS Dunbar Securities', 'hiring 100 for equities in 2011', 'hires global equities head', 'BGC Partners Q4 profit up, 'hires ex-Prebon Americas CEO', 'says e-brokerage helped stem credit decline in 2010'.

Citigroup

'Citi sets exec bonus payouts tied to profits', 'Allstate sues', 'seized EMI', 'loses head of wealth unit', 'hedge funds raise bets on Citigroup', 'to apply for brokerage licence, add branches in S. Korea', 'hires', 'court dismisses Larry Hagman's ruling over Citigroup'.

Commerzbank

'In bonus fight appeal', 'setback in QVT lawsuit', 'to make special payments to staff', 'finalises measure to optimise its capital structure'.

Credit Suisse

'Banker arrested in US', 'cocos issue deluged', 'Tamarack property owners can sue', 'lowers profitability target', 'misses forecasts', 'a return to earth', 'enjoys Euromoney awards success'.

Deutsche Bank

'Allstate sues', 'loses £50 battle over tax ploy', 'boss in row over 'pretty women' jibe', 'profit disappoints after costs rise', 'Moscow office raided', 'hires'.

Goldman Sachs

'May repay Buffett', 'winds down proprietary trading arm', 'bumper pay rises for Goldman Sachs bosses', 'did Goldman kill AIG ?', 'Goldman under pressure to return $2.9bn windfall', 'Fleet Street Office on the market for £300m'.

JPMorgan Chase

'Goat poo', 'CEO gets hefty bonus', 'plans to cut number of trading platforms', 'Allstate sues', 'hires', 'scolded for military mortgage mistakes', 'says it did nothing wrong in Madoff fraud', 'ignored Bernard Madoff red flags'.

Lazard

'Chief quits after 6 weeks', 'deals revival swings Lazard back to profit', 'compensation is a work in progress'.

Legg Mason

'Profit rises, but outflows continue', 'focused on revering fund wthdrawals', 'has the lowest operating margin in the asset management and custody bank industry', 'Bill Miller back on top'.

Macquarie

 'Warns of lower profit', 'hires', 'punished as analysts reject rosy outlook', 'banker named 'Australian of the Year'.

Moelis & Co

'Expansion', 'Makes move into Asia', 'Hiring spree keeps on rolling in Europe', 'Discusses Middle East Business Relationships'.

Morgan Stanley

'Commits $500m for small business loans', 'CEO tackles staffers' pay gripes', 'insider trading investigators quiz Morgan Stanley banker', 'top priority - fixed income',

Nomura

'Loses fourth star to Merrill Lynch', 'US expansion curtails Nomura's profits', 'loses key banker after only 18 months', 'former Nomura banker jailed over 'massive fraud'.

Perella Weinberg Partners

'Del Monte hires Perella Weinberg', 'Perella wins as main adviser on NYSE, Deutsche Boerse', 'Perella Weinberg to advise Treasury on Ally IPO', 'Perella Weinberg movers into global M&A top 10'.

Royal Bank of Canada / RBC Capital Markets

'RBC Capital Markets says fixed income sales head Chuck Powis left the firm', 'RBC faces another lawsuit from ex-Earl Jones client', 'increases CEO's pay to C$11m', 'reclaims top bank brand in Canada', 'RBC Wealth Management launches offshore business advisory'.

Royal Bank of Scotland

'RBS Chief: I won't bow to pay pressure', 'RBS raises hopes of privatisation', 'protesters set their sights on RBS', 'RBS surrenders key evidence to Goldman Sachs' Fabrice  Tourre', 'RBS bonuses should be 'back marker''.

Societe Generale

'SocGen surges as financials power ahead', 'Societe Generale's domestic bank business posts solid performance', 'named US primary dealer', 'to acquire Barings private clients', 'profits boosted by interest rate and forex structured solutions'.

Standard Chartered Bank

'exits loan trading to focus on lending', 'Japan branch told to revamp compliance', 'preps expansion in Americas', 'football clinic at the London Soccer Dome', Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpar Marathon expected to attract more than 25,000 runners', 'opens three new branches in Jakarta'.

State Street

'Paid 100% of Washington State demand in forex spat', 'Arkansas fund sues State Street over exchange pricing'.

TD Bank Financial Group

'TD Waterhouse tops in e-mail responsiveness ranking', 'TD Securities nabs Deutsche energy banker', 'TD Ameritrade to pay $10m in broken-buck case'.

UBS

'Cuts bonus pool despite return to profit', 'trails Credit Suisse competing for rich', 'to repurchase $1.5bn in auction-rate paper', 'Merrill taps another UBS exec for Asia wealth arm', 'chairman wants to keep integrated bank model'.

Wells Fargo

'CFO's departure won't delay bank's annual report', 'Warren Buffett dumps BofA stock, buys Wells Fargo', 'former CFO to receive $22m', 'former Wells Fargo employee accused of stealing $26,000', 'becomes clearing member of CME', 'plans to increase agricultural lending in 2011'.

WestLB

'WestLB gets ready to cut operations back to core', 'EU to review WestLB revamp proposal', 'closes in on asset sales', 'DekaBank ruled out of WestLB tie-up'.

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