Capital One's Richard Fairbank landed atop a new Bloomberg ranking that considered both compensation and an institution's performance.
US markets are set to rebound at the open, following global markets higher.
The financial sector has performed very well, and some firms are increasing share buybacks while others are opting for a more shareholder-friendly solution.
The Fed surprised some observers by rejecting BB&T's capital plan, likely because of an excessive dividend payout.
The hedge fund giant, who has seen big gains and big losses in recent years, has been selling financials and consumer cyclicals and buying real estate and energy.
Staples is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Baidu is downgraded to 'underperform.'
U.S. equity futures were flat overnight despite comments from global central banks indicating more stimulus may be imminent.
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