The MFWire
Manage Email Alerts | Sponsorships | About MFWire | Who We Are

Subscribe to MFWire.com's News Alerts [click]

Rating:Wachovia Getting Closer to Pru? Not Rated 3.0 Email Routing List Email & Route  Print Print
Friday, January 10, 2003

Wachovia Getting Closer to Pru?

by: Sean Hanna, Editor in Chief

Is Wachovia ready to merge its brokerage arm with Prudential Financial? That is the suggestion made in today's New York Post. The paper speculates that a merger of the units "may be just around the corner." The paper adds that Wachovia would control the joint venture and Prudential would retain just a minority interest.

Reports of the talks are also carried today in a brief report in the Washington Post, which cites "people familiar with the negotiations." Bloomberg News has also carried a report on the rumored talks.

The combined entity would be the nation's second largest brokerage in terms of financial advisors. It would rank behind Merrill Lynch.

The proof offered by the Post is that senior management has told Wachovia's brokerage branch managers that they should close any employment offers made to Prudential brokers "as soon as possible." That order may hint of merger talks between the two firms. It is standard practice for firms to sign non-solicitation agreements once formal talks are underway. The Post first reported on possible talks between Wachovia and Prudential last month.

The paper did not include official comments from either Prudential or Wachovia.  

Stay ahead of the news ... Sign up for our email alerts now

 Do You Recommend This Story?

Return to Top
 News Archives
2024: Q3Q2Q1
2023: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2022: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2021: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2020: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2019: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2018: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2017: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2016: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2015: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2014: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2013: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2012: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2011: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2010: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2009: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2008: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2007: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2006: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2005: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2004: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2003: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2002: Q4Q3Q2Q1
 Subscribe via RSS:
Add to My Yahoo!
follow us in feedly

©All rights reserved to InvestmentWires, Inc. 1997-2024
14 Wall Street | 20th Floor | New York, NY 10005 | P: 212-331-8968 | F: 212-331-8998
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use