PRU - Prudential Financial, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
101.44
+1.33 (+1.33%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close100.11
Open0.00
Bid100.04 x 800
Ask0.00 x 1200
Day's Range0.00 - 0.00
52 Week Range
Volume0
Avg. Volume1,795,545
Market Cap41.322B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.51
PE Ratio (TTM)11.84
EPS (TTM)8.57
Earnings DateJul 31, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield4.00 (4.00%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-24
1y Target Est113.65
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  • GlobeNewswire4 days ago

    Terrafina Announces a 10-Year Senior Unsecured International Bond Issuance for US$500 Million

    Terrafina (”TERRA”) (BMV:TERRA13), a leading Mexican industrial real estate investment trust (“FIBRA”), externally advised by PGIM Real Estate and dedicated to the acquisition, development, leasing and management of industrial real estate properties in Mexico, announced today the issuance of a 10-year senior unsecured note placement in the international markets for US$500 million (the “Notes”) under Rule 144A and Regulation S format. In addition, with the issuance of the Notes, Terrafina’s average debt maturity will substantially improve. Terrafina (BMV:TERRA13) is a Mexican real estate investment trust formed primarily to acquire, develop, lease and manage industrial real estate properties in Mexico.

  • Benzinga6 days ago

    Barron's Picks And Pans: Dollar Tree, Expedia, Nvidia, Prudential And More

    This weekend's Barron's presents the 2019 Midyear Roundtable commentary and stock picks. Specific roundtable picks include a leading dollar store operator and the inventor of graphics processing units. ...

  • Why Prudential (PRU) is a Great Dividend Stock Right Now
    Zacks9 days ago

    Why Prudential (PRU) is a Great Dividend Stock Right Now

    Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Prudential (PRU) have what it takes? Let's find out.

  • QMA names Linda Gibson as first chief business officer, continuing global expansion
    Business Wire9 days ago

    QMA names Linda Gibson as first chief business officer, continuing global expansion

    QMA has named Linda Gibson to the newly created role of chief business officer, the latest step in the firm’s continued global expansion. QMA is the quantitative equity and global multi-asset specialist of PGIM, the $1.2 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc.

  • Prudential Capital Group adopts PGIM Private Capital as new global brand name
    Business Wire10 days ago

    Prudential Capital Group adopts PGIM Private Capital as new global brand name

    Prudential Capital Group has renamed its global investment business as PGIM Private Capital. With over $86 billion in assets under management , the business is the private capital arm of PGIM, the $1.2 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc.

  • Markit10 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Prudential Financial Inc.

    Prudential Financial Inc NYSE:PRUView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for PRU with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting PRU. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $4.70 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold PRU are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. PRU credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last three years and indicate the market's continued positive perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Australian Banks Win Regulator Concession on Capital Buffer
    Bloomberg10 days ago

    Australian Banks Win Regulator Concession on Capital Buffer

    (Bloomberg) -- Australia’s banking regulator has softened its capital buffer requirement on the nation’s largest banks after they argued that there wasn’t sufficient market capacity available to raise the necessary funds.The so-called Big Four banks will need to lift their total capital by three percentage points of risk-weighted assets by January 2024, less than an initial target of four to five percentage points, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority said in a statement on Tuesday. The higher target remains the longer-term goal once APRA has considered ways to boost the pool of available capital.APRA proposed changes to the country’s capital adequacy framework last November to better ensure lenders could be wound-up in an orderly fashion in the event of failure. S&P Global Ratings welcomed the move on Tuesday, raising its outlook on the four banks.Bank regulators around the world are taking steps to boost the loss-absorbing capacity of systemically important banks in a bid to safeguard the financial system in the event of another crisis. APRA is adopting a simpler approach to other jurisdictions, allowing banks to issue Tier-2 capital that converts to ordinary shares or is written off at the point of non-viability.The softening of the additional capital buffers comes after the banks raised concerns the market wasn’t able to absorb the extra Tier-2 capital issuance and had the potential to excessively increase funding costs as they battle declining profitability. The regulator estimates the extra A$50 billion ($35 billion) the major banks will need to raise will lift their overall funding costs by less than five basis points.Reduce Risk“Although APRA’s proposed response may increase funding costs for Tier 2 instruments issued by major banks, overall funding cost increases can be expected to remain small,” APRA Deputy Chairman John Lonsdale said. “Increasing total capital requirements by three percentage points by 2024, instead of the four to five originally proposed, will be easier for the market to absorb and reduce the risk of unintended market consequences.”S&P lifted the outlook on the banks to stable from negative and Macquarie Bank Ltd. to positive from developing, saying their increased loss-absorbing capacity could lessen the need for taxpayer bailouts. Still, it added that the plan wouldn’t impede the government from supporting a systemically important bank in a crisis if needed.“Consequently, we now see a significantly reduced risk of a ratings downgrade in the next two years for the four major Australian banks and Macquarie Bank,” S&P said in a statement.Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. said the changes would result in an incremental increase to its total capital requirement of about A$12 billion, with an equivalent decrease in other senior funding.National Australia Bank Ltd. said the changes would mean an additional incremental increase of A$12.1 billion, and Westpac Banking Corp. and Commonwealth Bank of Australia expect they will need about A$13 billion each.A gauge of Australian financial stocks closed 0.3% lower after falling as much as 0.8%.“The ultimate cost is not yet known,” Commonwealth Bank said in a statement. “The pricing of instruments will be impacted by the change in market supply of new issuance by the Australian banks.”(Updates with S&P outlook upgrade from seventh paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Matthew Burgess in Melbourne at mburgess46@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Edward Johnson at ejohnson28@bloomberg.net, James Thornhill, Russell WardFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Business Wire17 days ago

    PGIM High Yield Bond Fund, Inc. Reports Unaudited Earnings and Financial Position for Quarter Ended May 31, 2019

    PGIM High Yield Bond Fund, Inc. , a diversified, closed-end management investment company, announced today its unaudited investment results for the quarter ended May 31, 2019.

  • What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) Stock?
    Simply Wall St.17 days ago

    What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) Stock?

    The big shareholder groups in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) have power over the company. Generally speaking...

  • Business Wire17 days ago

    Prudential Financial to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Earnings; Schedules Conference Call

    Prudential Financial, Inc. will release its second quarter 2019 earnings on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, after the market closes. The earnings news release, the financial supplement and related materials will be posted on the company's Investor Relations website at: investor.prudential.com.

  • GlobeNewswire21 days ago

    Terrafina Signs Binding Agreement for the Construction of an Expansion in Aguascalientes

    Terrafina (”TERRA”) (BMV:TERRA13), a leading Mexican industrial real estate investment trust (“FIBRA”), externally advised by PGIM Real Estate and dedicated to the acquisition, development, leasing and management of industrial real estate properties in Mexico, announced today the signing of a binding contract for the expansion of an existing property in Aguascalientes. Terrafina completed the negotiation for an expansion of more than 248,000 square feet for a tenant linked to manufacturing for exports in the electronics sector. Alberto Chretin, Terrafina’s CEO, stated, “A crucial part of Terrafina’s success is to continue reinforcing its existing tenant relations by providing additional leasable area through the development of expansions and built-to-suits (BTS), supporting in this way its clients’ current and future operational needs.

  • Climate Change Puts Insurers to the Test
    Bloomberg21 days ago

    Climate Change Puts Insurers to the Test

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority has begun its latest stress test for general and life insurers. This biennial exercise tests the insurance industry’s market resilience to physical events of the sort that have garnered a lot of media coverage in recent years: hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, windstorms, floods. It also includes two new risks: climate change and cybersecurity. The Bank of England requires companies to consider how certain climate-related scenarios would affect their business, each with transition risks as economies decarbonize and meet the climate targets of the Paris Agreement and physical risks.The first scenario is one of quick change and “disorderly transition” in order to meet the targets:A sudden transition (a Minsky moment), ensuing from rapid global action and policies, and materialising over the medium-term business planning horizon that results in achieving a temperature increase being kept below 2°C (relative to pre-industrial levels) but only following a disorderly transition. In this scenario, transition risk is maximised.This scenario involves some significant write-downs in specific asset classes. The Bank of England asks general insurers to make changes to the equity value of “sections of the portfolio comprising material exposure” to energy and transport sectors: The second scenario is one of “a long-term orderly transition” to carbon neutrality by 2050:A long-term orderly transition scenario that is broadly in line with the Paris Agreement. This involves a maximum temperature increase being kept well below 2°C (relative to pre-industrial levels) with the economy transitioning in the next three decades to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and greenhouse-gas neutrality in the decades thereafter. The write-downs in this scenario are not as significant. At the same time, the increase in equity values for renewable power generation and electric automobile manufacturers is greater: I was struck by the logic of grouping climate change and cybersecurity as new risks to test. Both are global; both are pervasive; both have a very broad range of vulnerabilities that will impact business.Climate change affects companies that contribute to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, as well as those that will feel the impacts of rising sea levels, floods or fires, changes in where people choose to live, or changes in consumption patterns. But it’s probably easier to count the few areas of modern life not subject to cybersecurity risk than to outline the countless areas that are. When hackers can use internet-connected fish tanks or the remote controls on motorized hotel curtains to breach network security, it’s hard to think of where one is safe from cyberthreats. But I also reflected on a paradox in the bank’s stress-test scenarios. Cybersecurity is a readily apparent threat in the near-term, but the bank’s risk scenario is so broad that “firms should consider claims arising from all lines of business in addition to stand-alone cyber products.” Meanwhile, climate change is not currently as apparent a threat in many places, and while its implications will play out in decades or centuries, the bank’s risk scenario is specific to asset classes and business lines. Exercises such as this one, however, should serve to pull both of these pervasive risks and broad attack surfaces into the same frame of thinking about risk. Cybersecurity also becomes a matter of the long term; climate change becomes something increasingly present today, too. Weekend readingZurich Insurance Group AG will set company targets aimed at limiting rising global temperatures while excluding a group of coal and oil assets from investment and underwriting. Austria’s oversubscribed 100-year bond priced to yield about 1.2%.   Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti predicts the city will turn a $1 billion profit on the 2028 Olympic Games.   Los Angeles could be the next Silicon Valley. Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L. Rafael Reif says “immigration is a kind of oxygen.” MIT Technology Review’s annual 35 innovators under the age of 35. Cement production emits more carbon dioxide than all the trucks in the world. Argentina’s Dead Cow shale formation has exported its first oil and gas shipments, a century after its reserves were discovered. China is ending electric vehicle battery policies that effectively shut out foreign companies. Burning Man has hired a Washington lobbying firm, because nothing says “radical self-reliance” like having a lobbyist. The water crisis in Chennai is man-made, and it won’t be India’s last unless the country changes its habits. Get Sparklines delivered to your inbox. Sign up here. And subscribe to Bloomberg All Access and get much, much more. You’ll receive our unmatched global news coverage and two in-depth daily newsletters, the Bloomberg Open and the Bloomberg Close.To contact the author of this story: Nathaniel Bullard at nbullard@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Brooke Sample at bsample1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Nathaniel Bullard is a BloombergNEF energy analyst, covering technology and business model innovation and system-wide resource transitions.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Prudential Financial sustainability report details financial resilience, responsible impact
    Business Wire22 days ago

    Prudential Financial sustainability report details financial resilience, responsible impact

    Prudential Financial, Inc. released its 2018 sustainability report, detailing how the company supports its four building blocks of long-term vitality: financial sustainability, customer focus, investing in people and responsible impact.

  • Bailey Faces BOE Frontrunner’s Curse in Race to Succeed Carney
    Bloomberg23 days ago

    Bailey Faces BOE Frontrunner’s Curse in Race to Succeed Carney

    (Bloomberg) -- Andrew Bailey should be the perfect candidate to lead the Bank of England. But some of the very qualities that have marked him as a frontrunner to replace Mark Carney as governor may trip him up before he reaches the finish line.One year ago, Bailey was so hotly tipped to take the helm of the central bank that online oddsmaker Betway stopped accepting bets on his appointment. Yet like Paul Tucker, the former BOE deputy who was in line to replace Mervyn King in 2013, Bailey risks being passed over by a new government that wants to shake things up.The Financial Conduct Authority under his leadership also has some blemishes. He’s been criticized for problems at Neil Woodford’s equity fund and other hiccups in oversight.The ultimate insider, Bailey served three decades at the BOE, culminating as Deputy Governor and Chief Executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority. Before that he was Chief Cashier, responsible for issuing banknotes.He was viewed as a safe pair of hands, highly regarded for his work on Northern Rock, the bailed-out mortgage lender that experienced the first run on a British bank in more than century.Even prior to that he was in roles seen as a launchpad for leaders, including that of private secretary to BOE head Eddie George. He remains on two of the central bank’s decision-making committees, giving him a level of insight that’s hard for any external candidate to beat.Bailey’s suitability goes beyond his CV. The 60-year-old has managed to keep his views on politics and Brexit uncontroversial enough to be acceptable to most future governments. Any policy tilt he may have is also unclear, making him harder to categorize than many of his competitors, according to Royal Bank of Canada economists Cathal Kennedy and Vatsala Datta.“He’s very well qualified, highly respected and he clearly knows the bank and broader institutions inside out,” said Victoria Clarke, an economist at Investec and a former Treasury analyst. “But there is a broader question as to whether the new chancellor is looking for that or for something perhaps a bit fresher.”Though Bailey’s time at the FCA could be seen as the perfect preparation for taking on the role of governor, some argue he has proven too light a touch in his dealings with the banks regulates.The FCA’s handling of failings in Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc’s small-business lending unit from 2008-2013 drew intense political criticism. Though the incidents happened before Bailey joined, the investigation on his watch was described as a “complete whitewash” by one lawmaker. Meanwhile the collapse of mini-bond lender London Capital & Finance has prompted more than a dozen lawmakers to demand his resignation.Most recently the FCA’s oversight of Woodford Investment Management has come under question after its flagship fund froze withdrawals following months of poor returns. While the regulator has announced that it’s reviewing the fund’s strategies, Bailey’s suggestion that the besieged money manager stop charging fees to investors was firmly rebuffed, raising concerns about his ability to act tough.High Standards“You can’t have 100% of your organizations that you notionally oversee never ever doing anything wrong,” said Tony Yates, a former BOE official who worked with Bailey. “A zero-failure regime would seem to me an implausibly high standard to set.”Another hurdle in the path of Bailey’s ascent to become the BOE’s 121st governor is the appetite to find the first woman for the role. The Parliament committee that scrutinizes the Treasury and BOE said it may not approve any appointment where it felt insufficient effort had been made to find a more diverse candidate, while Prime Minister Theresa May encouraged more female applicants.Bailey, educated at Cambridge like three of the past five governors, could find that even his BOE pedigree stands against him. The central bank has long been accused of groupthink.Other CriteriaCurrent Chancellor Philip Hammond -- who probably won’t still be in the job when the decision is made -- has highlighted the need for a replacement with international stature, while the opposition finance spokesman John McDonnell has called for “someone who is willing to be radical.”Being considered the favorite has hurt contenders for the governorship before -- especially for those whose oversight roles risk associating them with scandals. As King approached the end of his tenure in 2013, then-Deputy Governor Tucker had been widely seen as the natural successor, before his links with the Libor-rigging controversy knocked him out of the running.Bailey may yet overcome the frontrunner’s curse, especially if the political chaos around Brexit puts off other high-profile candidates. And he’s not trying to win a popularity contest. When asked by the Treasury Committee on Tuesday if he’d rather be feared or admired, he said:“I don’t get up in the morning hoping that people will love me. Don’t become chief executive of the FCA if you want to be loved.”To contact the reporter on this story: Lucy Meakin in London at lmeakin1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Paul Gordon at pgordon6@bloomberg.net, Brian SwintFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Bloomberg23 days ago

    Woodford Woes Devolve Into London-Brussels Blame Game

    (Bloomberg) -- The City of London’s top watchdog tried to blame Neil Woodford’s fund woes on shortcomings in European Union regulations, suggesting oversight would be easier after Brexit. Brussels is having none of it.Supervisors such as the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority just need to do their jobs overseeing markets and enforcing regulations that are devised by all the members of the 28-nation bloc, the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said on Wednesday.“We see no immediate reason for changing rules which are, in our view, clear but need to be applied properly by national authorities in order to ensure the intended protection of investors,” the Brussels-based commission said. The turmoil surrounding Woodford’s decision to freeze withdrawals from his flagship fund “seems to be a supervisory issue concerning the application of the EU rules.”The statement comes a day after FCA Chief Executive Andrew Bailey told a meeting of the U.K. Parliament’s Treasury Committee that some of the shortcomings revealed in Woodford’s case were the result of loopholes in an overly complicated European system.The spat reveals a deep-rooted disagreement between Britain and the EU about how best to regulate finance. The U.K. wants fewer details written in legislation and more authority granted to regulators to respond to threats. The need to forge consensus among the disparate nations in the EU however often produces granular laws that evolve over years of negotiations.In recent weeks, British financial authorities have become increasingly critical of the EU method of regulation, with both Bailey and Sam Woods, chief of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority, saying that Britain should take advantage of Brexit by pursuing the British style of oversight.The current tiff centers on Woodford, one of the U.K.’s most famous stock pickers, who suspended withdrawals from his LF Woodford Equity Income Fund this month as he struggled to meet redemption requests. The FCA is examining how the fund was listing some investments on the Guernsey stock exchange to adhere to a 10% cap on unquoted securities.Bailey said Woodford’s managers were able to engage in “regulatory arbitrage” by exploiting gaps in the EU law known as UCITS. Mutual fund rules are an “excessively rules based system, and that’s a feature of much of the EU’s system,” Bailey said.To contact the reporters on this story: Alexander Weber in Brussels at aweber45@bloomberg.net;Silla Brush in London at sbrush@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ambereen Choudhury at achoudhury@bloomberg.net, Ross Larsen, Vernon WesselsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • PGIM Real Estate Global Outlook: Striking the right portfolio balance late in the cycle
    Business Wire24 days ago

    PGIM Real Estate Global Outlook: Striking the right portfolio balance late in the cycle

    Elevated global real estate pricing continues to be supported by low interest rates and there are still reasons to be optimistic about the outlook for income growth, according to PGIM Real Estate’s 2019 Global Outlook.

  • Prudential (PRU) is a Top Dividend Stock Right Now: Should You Buy?
    Zacks25 days ago

    Prudential (PRU) is a Top Dividend Stock Right Now: Should You Buy?

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  • Financial Jobs Aren’t Just in New York
    Bloomberg27 days ago

    Financial Jobs Aren’t Just in New York

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- There were 755,436 people working in financial activities in the New York metropolitan area last year, more than twice as many as in the next-biggest area for such jobs, metro Los Angeles. But this amounted to just 8% of New York-area jobs. There are other metropolitan areas where finance makes up a much larger share of employment than that.What the location quotient numbers in the above chart mean, basically, is that in Bloomington, you’re almost four times as likely to encounter people who work in finance as in the country as a whole, and more than 2 1/2 times as likely to encounter them as in the nation’s financial capital. Which makes sense, given that the small Illinois city (2018 metro area population: 188,597) is the home base of insurance giant State Farm; Country Financial, another large insurance and financial group, is also headquartered there. A whopping 22% of the area’s jobs are in financial activities (nationwide, the percentage is 5.6%).Related: Where Microbrewery Jobs Are OverflowingBig insurers explain a lot about these rankings: There’s Principal Financial Group Inc. in Des Moines (along with 80 other insurance and financial services companies); the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Cigna Corp. and Aetna (since late last year a subsidiary of CVS Health Corp.) in and around Hartford; Mutual of Omaha in Omaha; USAA in San Antonio. In Sioux Falls, the specialty is credit cards — Citibank famously moved its card operations to the city in 1981 to take advantage of new South Dakota laws that allowed it to charge higher interest rates, and both Citibank and Wells Fargo are now officially based there (their parent companies, Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co., are not). The Phoenix, Jacksonville, Omaha, Tampa, San Antonio, Salt Lake City and Dallas areas also all house big financial-services back-office operations. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk — aka Fairfield County, Connecticut — has insurance and investment banking but also a lot of hedge funds, which helps explain why it has the nation’s highest financial-sector average annual wage, at $244,083.Just to round things out, Dubuque has the headquarters of Heartland Financial USA Inc., which owns community banks in 12 states; a Prudential Retirement call center; and a couple of local financial institutions. Birmingham is home to two sizable regional banks, Regions Financial Corp. and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA subsidiary BBVA Compass. Oh, and New York has some financial institutions, too.Financial activities as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics include real estate and rental and leasing, which doesn’t entirely square with what most of us think of as finance. But when I narrowed things down to finance and insurance, Des Moines and Sioux Falls disappeared from the statistics, as the BLS often suppresses local data “to protect the identity, or identifiable information, of cooperating employers.” And I hated the idea of leaving out Des Moines and Sioux Falls, as anyone would.Still, it’s worth redoing the above exercise with a couple of narrower categories that accord better with the notion of high finance. Here are the 10 metropolitan areas with the highest employment location quotients for investment banking and securities dealing:OK, Durham-Chapel Hill was a bit of a surprise at the top of this list; the main explanation seems to be that Credit Suisse Group NA’s Raleigh campus, the firm’s second-largest office in the Americas, is not in Raleigh but in nearby Durham County. Still, the location quotients for metro New York and neighboring Fairfield County stand out, too, and in absolute terms there are seven times as many investment banking jobs in the New York area as in No. 2 metro Chicago. In other words, the commanding heights of investment banking in the U.S. are mostly where everybody thinks they are — although the pay is highest in the San Francisco area, where the investment bankers who take tech companies public tend to work.Finally, here’s the top 10 for portfolio management:It’s obviously no shock to see Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk in the top spot, although that location quotient really is something. Santa Fe, the U.S. metropolitan area with the most-altitudinous central city, at 7,199 feet (2,194 meters), is a little less obvious. The most famous hedge fund in town (Prediction Company, started in 1991 by a couple of physicists affiliated with the Santa Fe Institute) shut down last year, but a number of other money managers and private equity funds are located there, presumably because their founders like mountain air and art. The Virginia college town of Charlottesville exerts a similar if damper appeal; my Bloomberg Opinion colleague Joe Nocera wrote about the doings of a hedge fund kingpin there in March.There’s a clear wage divide on this list between places where money managers cluster, driving average pay above $300,000 a year, and those where the great majority of jobs are in administration, customer service and the like, such as metro Philadelphia, home to the largest mutual fund complex, Vanguard Group Inc. The Terre Haute metropolitan area clearly fits in the latter category,  although it’s not clear where those 147 portfolio management employees work. Terre Haute-based First Financial Corp. is the area’s biggest financial services employer by far, but it’s chiefly a banking company.The point here, other than just taking advantage of the fun data that the BLS releases every three months from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, is that while the standard picture of a U.S. financial sector concentrated in and around New York isn’t all wrong, there are other places around the U.S. that depend even more on financial services jobs to pay the bills.Coming Sunday: A booming local health-care industry isn’t always a good thing.To contact the author of this story: Justin Fox at justinfox@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Brooke Sample at bsample1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Justin Fox is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering business. He was the editorial director of Harvard Business Review and wrote for Time, Fortune and American Banker. He is the author of “The Myth of the Rational Market.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Here’s who America’s CEOs are backing in the Democratic presidential race
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  • Employee programs that combine lifestyle and financial wellness benefits may yield healthier, less-stressed workers, Prudential study finds
    Business Wire28 days ago

    Employee programs that combine lifestyle and financial wellness benefits may yield healthier, less-stressed workers, Prudential study finds

    Employers who provide traditional health and wellness offerings alongside financial wellness benefits are likely to reap the benefits of a healthier workforce. Research unveiled by Prudential Financial, Inc.

  • Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Prudential Financial Inc (PRU)
    Insider Monkey29 days ago

    Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Prudential Financial Inc (PRU)

    Based on the fact that hedge funds have collectively under-performed the market for several years, it would be easy to assume that their stock picks simply aren't very good. However, our research shows this not to be the case. In fact, when it comes to their very top picks collectively, they show a strong ability […]

  • Business Wirelast month

    Legacy Lives On: One Solution and Prudential Documentary Highlights New Pathways to Financial Freedom and Financial Wellness for Black Americans

    One Solution, the leading branded content division of Urban One, and Prudential Financial, Inc., a leader in financial services, have partnered to create Legacy Lives On, a new 45-minute original documentary created to spark conversations about our relationships with money and the journey to financial wellness in the black community. The film is presented by Prudential and One X, the full-service content studio of One Solution. Legacy Lives On, which premieres Wednesday, June 19, 2019, examines the legacy of money in the black community as told through the stories of three millennial women—from Tulsa, Detroit and Atlanta—who, despite historic and present-day barriers, are discovering the path for financial wellness for themselves and creating a legacy for their families and communities.

  • Money lessons parents aren't teaching their kids
    Yahoo Financelast month

    Money lessons parents aren't teaching their kids

    Are you worried your parents didn’t teach you enough about money? You’re not alone. Nearly one in four adults in the U.S. -- 24%, according to the study -- say their parents didn’t give them any sort of financial education growing up, according to a new report.

  • Business Wirelast month

    Prudential Financial, Inc. 2019 Financial Strength Symposium presentation materials and live webcast available

    Presentation materials for the Prudential Financial, Inc. conference are now available at Prudential's Investor Relations website, investor.prudential.com. The conference begins on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.