Sandy Weill Snares More Big Game

The two men couldn't be more different. Brooklyn-born Sanford I. Weill built his own retail securities firm from a patchwork of second-tier brokers, while Robert F. Greenhill rose to the top of white-shoe Morgan Stanley & Co. by assembling a list of blue-chip clients. In 1978, Weill became one of his clients as well, and by the early 1990s, they were talking almost every day, living near one another in Greenwich, Conn., and their wives had been fast friends for years.

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