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Elizabeth Warren Urges Fed to Require Removal of Wells Fargo CEO
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49351"><span class="small">Pete Schroeder, Reuters</span></a>   
Thursday, 18 October 2018 12:36

Schroeder writes: "U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Thursday the Federal Reserve should not allow Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) to grow in size until the bank replaces Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan."

Wells Fargo & Company CEO and president Tim Sloan testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 3, 2017. (photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)
Wells Fargo & Company CEO and president Tim Sloan testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 3, 2017. (photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)


Elizabeth Warren Urges Fed to Require Removal of Wells Fargo CEO

By Pete Schroeder, Reuters

18 October 18

 

.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Thursday the Federal Reserve should not allow Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) to grow in size until the bank replaces Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan.

In a letter to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, Warren said Sloan, a 30-year veteran of Wells, is “deeply implicated” in prior bank misconduct, and it is untenable for him to remain at the bank as the Fed seeks a drastic overhaul of its operations.

“The Wells Fargo Board of Directors cannot plausibly claim that it is ‘ensuring senior management’s ongoing effectiveness in managing the firm’s activities’ while retaining a CEO that helped oversee this much misconduct,” she wrote.

The Fed took the unprecedented step of ordering the bank to keep its assets below $1.95 trillion in February, saying it had prioritized growth at the expense of proper compliance and risk management. The bank now must convince the Fed it has sufficiently overhauled its policies before it is permitted to grow in size. [L2N1PS2FA]

Warren has called for Sloan’s removal in the past, and she cannot force the Fed to take such a step. But her letter indicates she is ramping up her efforts to oust Sloan.

A Fed spokesman said the agency has received the letter and will respond. Wells Fargo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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+4 # relegn 2018-10-19 05:58
Let Wells Fargo & Co. grow in size?
It is time to limit Bank size and breakup those Banks that have become too large.