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AllianceBernstein Extends CEO's Employment Contract

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AllianceBernstein has announced that Peter Kraus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and AllianceBernstein have agreed to extend the contractual term of his employment for an additional five years, commencing in January 2014, when his existing contract expires, through January 2019.


Amaranth Trader, Anchor Point, Blackstone, Citi, RBS

The reports that Brian Hunter, 33, the trader who made those disasterous energy trades which forced hedge fund Amaranth to close it doors, looks set to start his own firm in May, with $800m in capital from Middle Eastern and Russian investors.

Citi, Lehman, RBS, Standard Chartered, M&A

Sandler O'Neill analyst Jeffrey Harte told CNBC Thursday that shares in Citi could rise to $6-$8 in the coming months, 'as there's a real business there and I don't think that people really appreciate that the toxic assets are in the past'. The stock closed at $4.81 in New York Thursday.