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July 25, 2012

CNBC: Wall Street Legend Sandy Weill: Break Up the Big Banks

“Former Citigroup Chairman & CEO Sanford I. Weill, the man who invented the financial supermarket, called for the break up of big banks in an interview on CNBC Wednesday.”

“’What we should probably do is go and split up investment banking from banking, have banks be deposit takers, have banks make commercial loans and real estate loans, have banks do something that’s not going to risk the taxpayer dollars, that’s not too big to fail,’ Weill told CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box.’”

“He added: ‘If they want to hedge what they’re doing with their investments, let them do it in a way that’s going to be market-to-market so they’re never going to be hit.’”

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