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Raymond James' indy arm recruits husband-and-wife adviser team in Houston

September 21, 2017

A husband-and-wife team of advisers that managed more than $170 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley in Houston have left to join Raymond James Financial Services Inc., the independent broker-dealer arm of Raymond James Financial Inc.,...

San Diego duo managing $156 million joins Ameriprise

August 24, 2017

Stephanie Karpow and Robert Lester, who managed $156 million in assets at MSI Financial Services in San Diego, Calif., have joined the employee unit of Ameriprise. Ms. Karpow started her securities career in 2009 at New England Securities and...

Merrill Lynch loses $150-million father-son team to Raymond James

August 23, 2017

A 37-year Merrill Lynch veteran broker and his son have decided to join the employee unit of Raymond James. The father-and-son duo of John R. Edgecomb Sr. and John Robb Edgecomb Jr., who managed $150 million at Merrill Lynch, will be joined...

9 big dreams that advisers made come true for clients

August 14, 2017

Financial advisers share their successes helping clients achieve their dreams from arranging a Parkinson's patient first-ever skydive to helping a couple establish a nonprofit animal sanctuary.

Edward Jones loses $363 million adviser to Ameriprise

August 10, 2017

Paul Lang, an Edward Jones adviser managing $363 million in Roswell, Ga., has left the firm and joined the employee channel of Ameriprise Financial. Joining him in the move is adviser Emily Ellis. Mr. Lang, a veteran adviser, joined Edward Jones...

9 strategies to avoid adviser burnout

August 7, 2017

When someone has too many job demands and too few job resources, they fail to take enough time out to recharge themselves and they suffer from burnout, according to Paula Davis-Laack, a stress and resilience expert. To avoid burnout, which can...

Shundrawn Thomas to succeed Stephen Potter as president of Northern Trust AM

July 19, 2017

Shundrawn A. Thomas, currently executive vice president and head of funds and managed accounts group at Northern Trust Asset Management, will succeed Stephen N. Potter as president on Oct. 1, spokesman Doug Holt said in an email. Mr. Potter...

How millennial advisers can foster the entrepreneur within

June 25, 2017

The following is an excerpt from "The Millennial Money Fix" by Douglas A. Boneparth and Heather J. Boneparth (Career Press, 2017). The book publishes August 21. Mr. Boneparth is president of Bone Fide Wealth, a wealth management firm that focuses...

Wirehouse training programs are back

June 24, 2017

Since the financial crisis nearly 10 years ago, luring experienced brokers with big signing bonuses has been the preferred method of hiring at the major brokerages. Brokers loved it because the bonuses put hundreds of thousands of extra dollars...

10 surprising summer jobs advisers have had — and what they learned from them

June 21, 2017

Summer jobs come in all shapes and sizes, but the lessons often last a lifetime. Financial advisers share some of their more memorable summer-work experiences, proving that it’s not where you start, but where you end up, that matters most.

8 secrets for advisers before writing that book

May 1, 2017

The fastest way for financial advisers to become an authoritative source is to write a book on their specialty, but the process is fraught with missteps, experts warn. Here are secrets to making it a successful marketing venture from Adam Witty,...

Most advisers think the industry will continue down a fiduciary path despite rule delay

February 3, 2017

News that President Donald J. Trump plans to order a stop to the DOL fiduciary rule drew mixed reactions from financial advisers. Find out how they think the efforts to implement the rule will impact their businesses and the industry going forward....

Pershing COO Lori Hardwick leaving firm

February 1, 2017

Lori Hardwick, the chief operating officer of Pershing, is leaving the firm to pursue other opportunities, according to a company spokesman. A leading clearing firm for independent broker-dealers, Pershing told its clients about Ms. Hardwick's...

RIAs could be ultimate winners if DOL fiduciary rule is repealed or delayed

January 11, 2017

As potential delays and road blocks pile up in front the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, an irony is emerging in that the strongest supporters of the rule could benefit the most from the rule's demise. Independent registered investment...

TruClarity targets midsize wirehouse breakaway reps to launch new RIA firms

January 6, 2017

A relative newcomer to the general concept of rollups and strategic acquirers, TruClarity is making a deliberate push for midsize wirehouse brokers looking to breakaway as registered investment advisers. Just 18 months old, TruClarity, based...

Raymond James recruits Oregon adviser from Morgan Stanley

January 4, 2017

Raymond James & Associates has recruited Portland, Ore.-based brokerage representative Katherine Fisher-Schultz from Morgan Stanley. Ms. Fisher-Schultz, who managed more than $170 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley, has joined Raymond...

UBS fires top Connecticut broker Phil Fiore Jr. for multiple violations

December 28, 2016

UBS Financial Services Inc. late last month fired a top broker based in Stamford, Conn., for not keeping his employer informed of outside business activities, even while he was under heightened supervision. Phil Fiore Jr. was discharged at the...

How to keep clients from going wild when the Dow hits 20,000

December 14, 2016

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes in on 20,000, analysts are talking about animal spirits — specifically, bullish ones — returning to Wall Street. Are your clients clamoring to charge into the market? What do you tell them? First,...

Milwaukee-based advisory firm managing $344 million joins Ameriprise from Morgan Stanley

November 29, 2016

A Milwaukee-based advisory firm with $344 million under management has joined Ameriprise from Morgan Stanley. Scott Latzke and Mark Filla, making up The Filla Latzke Group, said in a statement that Ameriprise was the best fit for their firm....

What you can learn from 30 years of stock-picking

November 10, 2016

You can learn a lot about investing in 30 years, and if you don't believe it, check out the class of 1986 — fund managers who have each run their fund the past 30 years. That's exactly what the Ariel funds did Wednesday, gathering together...

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