Sallie Krawcheck leaves Smith Barney

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Sep 22, 2008 1:00 pm

WSJ reported the story. No reason given for the departure.

Sep 22, 2008 2:05 pm

Wow.

Sep 22, 2008 2:47 pm
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This move tells me that there will soon be some movement within the Smith Barney unit. Either they are going to absorb another large scale brokerage or they are going to spin off the SB unit. Either way Sally wanted to get the hell out before the stuff hit the fan.
Sep 22, 2008 3:43 pm
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This move tells me that there will soon be some movement within the Smith Barney unit. Either they are going to absorb another large scale brokerage or they are going to spin off the SB unit. Either way Sally wanted to get the hell out before the stuff hit the fan.



Maybe she didn't want to work in the government sector.

Sep 22, 2008 4:03 pm

They've got a great pension, and the healthcare program is the best in the world.  Why wouldn't anyone want to work for the gov't? 

Sep 22, 2008 5:01 pm
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This move tells me that there will soon be some movement within the Smith Barney unit. Either they are going to absorb another large scale brokerage or they are going to spin off the SB unit. Either way Sally wanted to get the hell out before the stuff hit the fan.
 
I am guessing she was "asked" to leave.  I can't imagine she did this on her own.  They never do.
Sep 22, 2008 5:25 pm

Okay okay, enough with the speculating already  


Here's what really happened:  http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/09/22/behind-sallie-krawchecks-exit-from-citi/
Sep 24, 2008 1:25 am

I don't think that's the real story here.  I just got back from a Louis Navellier seminar, and I must say, this guy had some great things to say.  Well worth the time if he's in your area.

 
Anyways, his thoughts on Citi is that they are likely to be broken off into smaller pieces.  The SB unit and credit card division will be sold off, along with anything else that can be.  He said Citi was the biggest player in the SIV's market...which is what led to Lehman's demise.
 
He said a lot of people from Citi have already left or will be leaving shortly.
 
Another thing about Citi.  Robert Rubin, former Secretary of Treasury, is a pretty high-profile person.  For this reason among a couple others, Navellier thinks Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer have been pressing the Fed and Treasury to bail Citi out in some way to keep some things quiet.  Just an interesting point of view.
 
That's the thing with this stuff.  It is very likely there is a bunch of weird stuff going on through all of this. 
Sep 24, 2008 6:36 am

Navellier is a great speaker. He has hosted client appreciation events for our office & i must admit he is one of the most high powered intellectuals that I've ever heard. He speaks on the same level as an economist but he breaks it down so that even Joe lunchbox can understand where he's coming from.

Sep 24, 2008 8:01 pm

What are you smoking?  MLK was a great speaker.  JFK was a great speaker.  Navellier is awful.  He has been to our branch several times.  First of all, you would think the guy has better things to do than being the wholesaler.  Secondly, he couldn't look anyone in the eye.  He would look down at the floor or at the ceiling, but never straight ahead.  Very strange. 

 
The "Citi is going to break up" theory has been around for years.  Nothing new.  Not going to happen.