Morgan Stanley is reportedly planning to pay out 10% to 25% less in bonuses this year to its employees, an effort to cut costs as it deals with volatile market conditions. The cuts are slated to affect traders, back-office staff and other employee groups, but perhaps not unusually strong performers.
Morgan Stanley said it is divesting its 6.7% stake in investment manager Invesco. The investment bank will sell the 30.9 million shares it received as part of the sale of its Van Kampen mutual fund portfolio to Invesco, a stake worth nearly $717 million at Tuesday's closing price of $23.20.
Bank of America and Well Fargo are expected to post losses while Morgan Stanley is seen reporting a profit on Wednesday. Less certain is what the newly minted CEOs at BofA and Morgan Stanley are going to tell investors about vision and strategy.