Former Merrill Lynch CEO David Komansky

Former Merrill Lynch CEO David Komansky

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A file photo shows David Komansky, chief executive officer of Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1996 to 2002, during Feb. 2003. Komansky, now a director at BlackRock Inc., said he doesn’t have “the horrible distaste for government intervention.”