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Speculation mounts on whether others will follow UBS' latest move to prevent brokers from leaving

February 22, 2018

UBS Financial Services, which followed Morgan Stanley to become the second wirehouse to exit the broker protocol late last year, has stepped up restrictions on brokers who might want to leave the firm, and experts are speculating if other broker-dealers...

J.P. Morgan adds more than $8 billion in client assets in fourth quarter

February 22, 2018

J.P. Morgan Securities was the big winner when it came to recruiting financial advisers in the final quarter of 2017, adding client assets of almost $8.2 billion. The firm gained six individual advisers or teams while watching seven move to...

Broker protocol: Indecision over recruiting agreement is rampant

February 24, 2018

When Morgan Stanley exited an industry agreement late last year that makes it easier for brokers and advisers to move to new firms, it upended 14 years of peace among the largest brokerages. Thousands of retail brokers and wealth management...

When to bring a new employee on board

February 1, 2018

When is it time to hire a new employee? This is a common question asked by advisers. Should you hire early to prevent a crisis or wait to see whether an existing employee can take on extra work? Are things so dire that a new employee — and...

As two wirehouses bail, RIAs flock to broker protocol

January 24, 2018

High-profile departures notwithstanding, broker protocol is not dead yet. In the wake of Morgan Stanley's surprising Halloween exit from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting agreement, there was widespread speculation of a domino effect as firms...

DOL fiduciary rule responsible for drop in Stifel adviser headcount: CEO

January 30, 2018

Stifel Financial Corp.'s net loss in financial advisers last year was largely attributable to the Department of Labor fiduciary rule, which caused the firm's advisers to retire in greater-than-usual numbers, a company executive said Tuesday....

Raymond James and Ameriprise saw strong recruiting in 2017, vow to stay in broker protocol

January 25, 2018

Coming off strong recruiting years, Raymond James Financial Inc. and Ameriprise Financial Inc. said Thursday they intend to stay in the protocol for broker recruiting. Raymond James had 7,537 advisers under its roof at the end of December, an...

Increasing the number of women advisers an uphill climb

January 12, 2018

Efforts to recruit and retain female financial advisers continue to be an uphill battle across the financial services industry. Despite near universal acknowledgment of the advantages of having more women working with clients, the hard data...

Delay in fiduciary rule does not take any wealth managers off the hook

January 16, 2018

The DOL fiduciary rule implementation has been delayed. While consumer advocates applauded the new oversight, very few within the wealth management industry felt the regulation was anything but awkward and clunky. Fewer still believe that nonretirement...

Stifel, UBS lose advisers to Wells Fargo's independent unit

June 1, 2017

Two registered representatives each managing more than $100 million in client assets have left their firms and affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, the bank's independent contractor unit. (More: Wells Fargo's move to boost...

Morgan Stanley is waving the white flag on recruiting

October 31, 2017

Morgan Stanley announced on Monday that it is leaving the Protocol for Broker Recruiting. This should not surprise anybody who has been paying attention for the last year. Almost exactly a year ago, Morgan Stanley cut its recruiting deals in...

Relying on trainees, Merrill Lynch boosts adviser headcount in 2017

January 17, 2018

Despite cutting back on recruiting experienced financial advisers, Merrill Lynch increased its adviser headcount by 2% in 2017, adding 333 people for a total of 14,953 at the end of last year, according to Merrill's parent company, Bank of America,...

Wells Fargo loses a $500M team to Ameriprise ​

March 14, 2017

A four-person advisory team has left Wells Fargo Advisors and joined Ameriprise in Charleston, S.C. Donald Alderman, Robert Holt, Jamie O'Brien and Scott Laney, who together managed $500 million in assets, have joined Ameriprise's employee channel....

Broker managing $141 million at Stifel joins Ameriprise

December 18, 2017

Mark McGrath, who managed $141 million in assets at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., has joined the employee channel of Ameriprise Financial in Timonium, Md. Mr. McGrath's started his securities career in 1992 at Morgan Stanley. He moved to Ryan Beck...

Morgan Stanley reports a loss of advisers after exiting the protocol for broker recruiting

January 18, 2018

Morgan Stanley lost 47 brokers in the fourth quarter, the same quarter it clamped down on advisers leaving by backing out of the protocol for broker recruiting. The number of brokers leaving in the fourth quarter was the most in any single quarter...

Independent broker-dealers are stepping up their game on recruiting from the wirehouses

January 27, 2018

For years, many wirehouse brokers wouldn't consider moving to an independent broker-dealer — and for good reason. The technology at IBDs wasn't on par with the wires. They had no public branding to bring clients in the door. And perhaps above...

UBS loses $327 million adviser to Alex. Brown ​

December 12, 2017

James D. Sheehan, who managed $327 million at UBS in New York, has joined the Alex. Brown division of Raymond James in the firm's Park Avenue office. Mr. Sheehan began his financial services career in 1997 with Merrill Lynch and joined UBS in...

Citigroup is latest big firm to dump broker protocol

December 29, 2017

Another large brokerage has decided to exit the so-called protocol for broker recruiting, with Citigroup Global Markets confirming on Friday that it was leaving the agreement. "Similar to others in the industry, Citi has decided to exit the...

Merrill Lynch to remain in the broker protocol for recruiting agreement

December 4, 2017

In a move contrary to its fiercest competitors, Merrill Lynch will remain in the broker protocol for recruiting agreement. Merrill's head of wealth management, Andy Sieg, made that intention clear on a call with senior management Monday morning,...

Fired $1.3B Merrill broker finds new home at RBC

April 10, 2015

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's former top broker in Indiana, who was abruptly fired March 4 after an investigation by the firm, has found a new home. Thomas Buck, who had previously managed some $1.3 billion in assets, has joined RBC Wealth...

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