BofA is said to tap brakes on risk, spurring banker departures

BANK OF AMERICA is tamping down risk-taking this year. Some people within the company said that the firm’s reluctance to take risks has contributed to defections of dealmakers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONLLI
BANK OF AMERICA is tamping down risk-taking this year. Some people within the company said that the firm’s reluctance to take risks has contributed to defections of dealmakers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONLLI
NEW YORK - The message came from one of Bank of America Corp.’s most powerful board members across large video screens: “We’re not going to do anything crazy to the customer - and we’re not going to do anything crazy for the customer.” The declaration by Frank Bramble Sr. kicked off the firm’s shareholder meeting in…

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