It's officially the end of the line for the Smith Barney name. Of course, it was fully expected with news reports going back several months of the name change, which became official today.
Firms come and go but there has to be a bit of nostalgia for Smith Barney. Who (if they are old enough) doesn't remember the old advertising campaign from the late 1970s/early 1980s with the late actor John Houseman with his bowtie and patrician delivery, saying: "They make money the old fashioned way: They earn it."
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