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As more prominent Schwabbies emerge amid 2,000 layoffs, Schwab CEO reassures that no 'meaningful' second shoe-drop is 'in the works at this point,' unless 'circumstances' dictate it

Middle-managment cuts range from legal department and alternatives to separately managed accounts (SMAs) and products serving the high-net-worth market.

Author Lisa Shidler November 9, 2023 at 2:30 AM
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Walt Bettinger: Circumstances can change.

Walter Bettinger

Rob Sobol

Rob Sobol

November 9, 2023 — 7:20 PM
Schwab is a different, much more complex company than TD Ameritrade ever was, and so is, by necessity, structured and operated differently. This might make me unpopular among my fellow ex-TDA alumni but I think Schwab is making some very hard decisions needed to address their bottom line that are actually fairly typical in the merger and acquisition context (though of course tough for those laid off), and almost assuredly has the needed innovation and business process improvements in the pipeline (although I was not in that area there so don’t have any direct or indirect knowledge on that). Schwab still has a great business, great people and gifted leaders, and I’m sure they will thrive (even without me there!).


November 10, 2023 — 2:15 AM
After this “bloodbath” it will be hard to assure employees of no more layoffs,

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