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Outside activities lead Finra to bar former J.P. Morgan rep

March 1, 2018

Pavel Shklyar, a former J.P. Morgan Securities broker in Haworth, N.J., has been barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for failing to take part in a hearing looking at his outside business activities. In February, according to...

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...

Olympics advice from champion advisers

February 6, 2018

As the world turns its eyes to the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, it's worth noting that the U.S. financial adviser community boasts a fair share of former Olympians. See who they are — and their advice to those vying for the gold in PyeongChang,...

Hybrid group managing $1.3 billion leaves LPL

January 18, 2018

Cornerstone Wealth, which managed $1.3 billion as a hybrid affiliated with LPL Financial, has switched its broker-dealer affiliation to Mutual Securities and its custodian to Fidelity. It also has joined Focus Financial for support with its...

BlackRock takes aim at sacred cow to bring factors to the masses

January 16, 2018

It's not enough for BlackRock Inc. to command one of every three dollars investors send to fund companies in America. Now it wants to control their minds, too. Operatives of the New York-based behemoth will be fanning out to brokerages around...

New Jersey bank moves $700 million program from Invest to Cetera

January 10, 2018

Investors Bank, based in a Short Hills, N.J., is moving its retail wealth management program from Invest Financial Corp. to the Cetera Financial Institutions platform. The bank, a subsidiary of Investors Bancorp, Inc., employs 22 financial professionals...

The biggest losers and winners of 2017

January 2, 2018

Politics and the presidency have seldom played a more dominant role in our popular culture as they did last year. Despite the wall to wall coverage of the White House, 2017 turned out to be a far calmer and less disruptive year in the financial...

LPL retains $4.3 billion at The Planners Network

December 7, 2017

The more than 75 advisers who constitute The Planners Network—and manage, administer or advise on more than $4.3 billion in assets—have individually decided to stay with LPL Financial. Most of TPN's advisers operate as single-person or small...

Finra's stats reveal an industry in decline

October 20, 2017

Recent statistics released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. indicate that the brokerage industry is in decline, at least when measured by the total number of individuals and firms that the industry-funded broker-dealer regulator...

LPL retains $1.1B Discovery Financial

November 30, 2017

Discovery Financial Centers Inc., a firm formerly affiliated with National Planning Corp., has transitioned to LPL's broker-dealer and registered investment advisory platforms. Discovery Financial managed approximately $1.1 billion of client...

Morgan Stanley fires former Congressman Harold Ford for misconduct

December 7, 2017

Morgan Stanley fired former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. after conducting an investigation into harassment, making him the most prominent Wall Street figure to lose his job after an accusation of misconduct. He denies the claims. "He has been...

Broker-dealer M&A: Is your firm next?

December 5, 2017

It seems obvious at this point that consolidation is a massive trend in the broker-dealer space. According to Finra, registered broker-dealers have been in steady decline for several years, dropping from 4,456 in 2011 to 3,869 at the end of...

Retired Morgan Stanley rep fined for unsuitable advice

November 20, 2017

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has fined retired Morgan Stanley rep Timothy Thomas Gibbons $20,000, suspended him for 18 months, and required that he pay almost $717,000 in restitution to five elderly clients. Finra said that Mr....

Former Newport, Revere rep barred for failure to testify

August 11, 2017

Finra has barred former registered representative George Dahl for failure to provide testimony to its staff at a hearing that was looking into his conduct. In March 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. issued a letter of acceptance,...

Brokers managing $366 million at credit union affiliate with Lincoln

November 13, 2017

Kevin J. McDermott and John G. Kane, whose team managed $366 million at Citadel Federal Credit Union in suburban Philadelphia, have created Delphi Wealth Management Group and affiliated with Lincoln Financial's independent broker-dealer. Delphi,...

IBDs can protect good advisers from bad recruits

November 3, 2017

I recently had lunch with an independent adviser affiliated with a firm that had acquired a smaller broker-dealer and most of its reps some time ago. Since then, highly anticipated platform enhancements the acquirer had planned to make that...

Finra reform getting traction in Washington

November 6, 2017

In a Washington dominated by partisan battles over health care and tax reform, something much lower profile but perhaps more important to brokers may be gaining momentum: Finra reform. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., the industry-funded...

Rep barred for paying credit card bills with client money ​

May 23, 2017

A former Wells Fargo broker has consented to a Finra sanction banning him from the securities industry for having transferred money from client accounts to pay his credit card bills. Scott Sherwin Polish of Mentor, Ohio, agreed to a letter of...

$1.3 billion advisory firm leaves NPC for Commonwealth

October 16, 2017

Paris International, a $1.3 billion financial advisory firm based in Great Neck, N.Y., has chosen Commonwealth Financial Network as its broker-dealer, the two companies said Monday. "We are extremely pleased to welcome Paris International to...

Finra's fine money whets appetites of investor advocates, experts, industry representatives

October 23, 2017

The $176.3 million in total fines Finra levied last year has mouths watering like a succulent burger coming off the grill. Investor advocates, members of Congress, scholars and industry representatives all want to take a bite. In the last couple...

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