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Why advisory firm founders and successors can't get on the same page

May 25, 2018

"A man learns something carrying a cat by the tail that he can learn in no other way." With this quote Mark Twain insightfully illustrates a powerful point: Experience is the best teacher, though it's not always kind or gentle to the student....

Connecticut RIA adds adviser managing $300 million

May 22, 2018

Procyon Partners, a Shelton, Conn.-based RIA firm, has hired portfolio manager Antonio Rodrigues, who managed $300 million in client assets at Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors. Earlier, Mr. Rodrigues was with People's United Advisors, Procyon...

What's the next act for Waddell & Reed's advisers?

May 17, 2018

The brokerage industry is frantically remaking itself. Wall Street brokers are leaving the big banks and wirehouses in droves. Independent contractor firms like LPL Financial are binging on acquisitions, while competitors like Securities America...

Iconiq Capital co-founder leaves to start rival wealth-management firm

May 15, 2018

Chad Boeding, one of four co-founders of Iconiq Capital, has left to start a rival firm, according to people with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified because the departure hasn't been made public. Mr. Boeding is opening Epiq...

CFP Board takes on racial, ethnic diversity

May 10, 2018

The fact that the financial planning industry is made up mostly of white men is a problem that needs to be addressed, according to a report out today from the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning. The comprehensive study, which included interviews...

With female managing partner in the wings, Edward Jones emphasizes diversity

May 10, 2018

At a time when the financial advice industry is desperately attempting to become younger and more diverse, Edward Jones' move earlier this week to tap a woman as its next managing partner will only make the firm more attractive to potential...

Cetera Financial Group snags another senior LPL executive

May 9, 2018

Cetera Financial Group continues to pick off senior executives from key rival LPL Financial, even as the independent broker-dealer industry speculates that the two giant firms possibly could merge in the near future. Late Wednesday afternoon,...

Bill Kline out as head of Gallagher's $55 billion retirement-plan aggregator

May 9, 2018

Bill Kline, the head of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s retirement plan consulting unit — which has more than 60 advisers overseeing $55 billion in defined-contribution-plan assets — has left amid a reorganization of his group. Mr. Kline, 53,...

Wells Fargo team managing $566 million moves to Baird

May 8, 2018

A team of two veteran advisers, Irving Mindes and William Fedor, and two assistants managing $566 million in assets at Wells Fargo Advisors in Tucson, Ariz., have moved to Baird Private Wealth Management. Irving Mindes joined Wells Fargo predecessor...

Fidelity reportedly fires about 200 for abusing employee benefit

May 7, 2018

Fidelity Investments has fired about 200 employees who were accused of abusing company benefits, according to a person familiar with the matter. Fidelity had a program which reimbursed workers for 20% of the purchase of computer equipment up...

AXA loses $150 million team to Ameriprise

May 2, 2018

Charles Gemmer, who managed $150 million with three other advisers at AXA Advisors, has affiliated with the franchise unit of Ameriprise. Joining Mr. Gemmer at Gemmer Wealth Management, based in Indianapolis, Ind., are Brent Gramman, Ronan Marra...

UBS snags Wells Fargo vet for wealth management exec role

April 24, 2018

UBS Wealth Management has recruited Heather Crist as its new chief of staff for global wealth management, according to an internal memo obtained by InvestmentNews. Ms. Crist comes from Wells Fargo Advisors, where she worked for 28 years and...

MML loses $294 million team to Ameriprise

April 19, 2018

Ryan Lambert, who heads a team that includes five other advisers and managed $294 million in assets at MML Investors Services, has joined the franchise channel of Ameriprise. The team includes advisers Cheri Amsden, Daniel Miller, James Phillips,...

The secret to a more productive advisory firm

April 9, 2018

The following is an excerpt from the new white paper, “Enhancing Productivity through Support Advisor Empowerment.” To download the full paper from Cadaret Grant, click here. While markets continue to provide a largely supportive backdrop...

Edward Jones loses $185 million team to Ameriprise

April 4, 2018

A two-person team that managed $185 million in assets at Edward Jones in Meridian, Idaho, has joined the franchise channel of Ameriprise Financial Inc. Paul Orlando and Derek Busby will operate under the name of Granite Financial Management,...

Team managing $263 million at INVEST joins Commonwealth Financial Network

April 4, 2018

Riverstone Wealth Partners, which manages $263 million, has switched affiliation from INVEST Financial to Commonwealth Financial Network. The hybrid firm is based in St. Charles and Naperville, Ill. Riverstone is led by partners Jodi Manthei,...

Merrill Edge looks to hire 300 advisers in 2018

March 29, 2018

As the large wirehouses continue to retrench and search for new ways to train financial advisers, Bank of America said Thursday it was following through on previously mentioned plans to expand its online brokerage platform, Merrill Edge. It...

Ami Forte, broker at heart of $34 million Finra award, hired by Pinnacle Investments

March 13, 2018

A broker at the heart of a multimillion-dollar Finra arbitration award involving the founder of the Home Shopping Network was hired Tuesday by Pinnacle Investments to develop its operations in Florida. Ami Forte joined the broker-dealer and...

Three indies bring $719 million to Securities America

March 7, 2018

A Super Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction and two independent financial services firms, which collectively manage $719 million in assets, have affiliated with Securities America Inc. The three are the Gandet Group, of Manahawkin, N.J.; Vizionary...

Merrill Lynch rep managing $150 million moves to Raymond James

March 6, 2018

Phil Closuit, who managed more than $150 million in assets at Merrill Lynch in Boston, has jumped to the employee unit of Raymond James & Associates. Joining him in the move is Jane Fitzwilliam, a registered associate, who has worked with Mr....

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