Trading bloodbath at Barclays — Nasdaq pushes back on SEC — Wells CEO on diversity
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While much of Wall Street has acknowledged more needs to be done to diversify its ranks, one financial firm has already made excuses.
Wells Fargo chief executive Charles Scharf said during a Zoom meeting over the summer that the bank struggled to reach diversity goals because of a lack of qualified minority applicants, according to a recent Reuters report.
"While it might sound like an excuse, the unfortunate reality is that there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit from," Scharf reportedly said in a subsequent memo, according to Reuters.
While some attendees of the meeting were offended by the comments, according to the story, at least one participant described it as "incredibly constructive."
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