Weekly Report – September 15, 2021

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Highlight of the Week

Investment Banks Ramp Up Efforts to Automate Grunt Work

-The Financial Times reports that Investment Banks like Goldman, Barclays, and Moelis plan to make basic tasks less arduous in a continued effort to appease burnt out junior staff.

-Wall Street banks continue adjusting to the needs of young workers, fighting a high rate of attrition in favor of private equity and tech.

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Warren Calls for Fed to Break Apart “Repeat Offender” Wells Fargo

-In a letter sent to the Fed, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren called on the central bank to revoke Wells Fargo’s status as a financial holding company and order it to sell off its investment banking and nonbanking activities.

-The bank has paid over $5 billion in fines and has been placed under an unprecedented asset cap by the Fed for selling millions of fake accounts to customers, among other issues, in a series of scandals. Warren commented that, “Wells Fargo is simply ungovernable”.

Apple Unveils New iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads in Release Event

-The event marked a return to basics for Apple with predictable improvements like better cameras, longer-lasting battery lifes, and faster processing systems for devices.

-Notably, Apple did not preview new MacBook computers. Analysts predict October or November may bring new Apple Silicon MacBooks in time for holiday shopping.

Influential Comedian Dies of Cancer at 61

-Late-night hosts paid tribute last night to Norm Macdonald following his death. The unique comedian died after a private, nine-year battle with cancer.

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