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Morgan Stanley: DOL fiduciary rule turns brokerage business into a buy

September 28, 2016

Morgan Stanley believes the DOL rule is making the brokerage business a more interesting investment category. Something about a $22 trillion opportunity. “This opens up a larger addressable market than was possible in the past.” Would a...

Stifel to acquire Indiana underwriter, wealth manager

September 13, 2016

Stifel Financial Corp. has scored another wealth management and investment banking acquisition, announcing Tuesday it had agreed to buy City Financial Corp. Indianapolis, Ind.-based City Financial is the parent of City Securities Corp., an independent...

RIA moving $300M in client assets to Raymond James

August 8, 2016

A registered independent adviser with more than $500 million in client assets is joining Raymond James Investment Advisors Division. WealthSource Partners, based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., is bringing over $300 million in assets that had been...

Raymond James adds $400M bank team to its financial institutions division

August 2, 2016

A team of advisers providing financial advice through a Texas bank has moved from Cetera Investment Services to Raymond James' financial institutions division. The group of seven advisers and seven assistants at First Financial Bank in Abilene,...

The SEC's case against Dawn J. Bennett

July 10, 2016

By all outward appearances, Dawn J. Bennett was a success. Barron's magazine named her three times to its lists of top financial advisers, showing her managing more than $1 billion in client assets. She often was quoted in the media and had...

Royal Alliance lawyers capitalize on Finra's broken BrokerCheck

June 22, 2016

The wacky world of Wall Street's homegrown justice system was on full display last week when Royal Alliance attorneys fought to scrub the tarnished record of former broker Kathleen Tarr, who is saddled with 44 customer disputes. Have lawyers,...

Broker-dealers face rising compliance costs from DOL rule, pricing competition from robo-advisers

June 8, 2016

At the same time they are facing increased costs to comply with the Department of Labor fiduciary rule, brokers-dealers are facing increased pressure on their fees from robo-advisers, according to executives at clearing and custody firm Pershing....

IRS says Finra fines not tax-deductible for broker-dealers

June 7, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service has indicated fines and penalties levied by the brokerage industry's primary regulator are not tax-deductible, which could end up costing those firms hit with such financial damages. In a memo published Friday, the...

How brokers can navigate consolidation in the B-D industry

February 4, 2016

Financial advisers today face more uncertainty and potential headwinds than ever before — the Department of Labor's pending fiduciary ruling, rising technology and compliance costs, and increased regulatory scrutiny are just a few of the significant...

IBDs trumped by Obama on DOL fiduciary, but vow to fight on

January 26, 2016

Thousands of motivated independent broker-dealers are an opposing force to the Labor Department's fiduciary rule, but they have met an immovable object: President Barack Obama.  That doesn't mean they're giving up on last-ditch efforts to upend...

Oppenheimer & Co. team jumps to Jefferies wealth management unit

November 19, 2015

Jefferies Group, the investment bank owned by Leucadia National Corp., hired a team from Oppenheimer & Co. led by Greg Fisher to run a custody and emerging-market bond business for its wealth-management unit, a person with knowledge of the matter...

Merrill team with $2.9 billion joins Raymond James

November 17, 2015

A team of New York financial advisers with $2.9 billion in client assets left Merrill Lynch to join Raymond James & Associates on Monday, marking the brokerage's greatest recruiting coup to date. The five partners include Chris and Kevin Mahoney,...

Inside the death of the regional broker-dealer

November 1, 2015

A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., Advest Inc., McDonald & Co. Twenty years ago, all were respected names in the securities industry — highly competitive regional broker-dealers whose advisers were employees, not independent contractors. Smaller than...

At Edward Jones, it's still one person, one office

September 29, 2015

As more and more firms push their advisers to form teams to better serve investors, one big name is bucking the trend. Edward Jones, founded in 1922 around a model of staffing one adviser per branch office, has no intention of changing its ways,...

American Funds making inroads with fee-based advisers

September 16, 2015

American Funds, once the top-selling mutual fund company, was built on the back of devoted financial advisers, many of whom earned a commission for selling its funds. But today, fee-based financial advisers and retirement plans drive most of...

Under regulatory pressure, Voya restricts sales of more variable annuities

July 29, 2015

Voya Financial Advisors has restricted sales of variable annuities for the second time in two months, as the brokerage firm faces increased pressure from regulators questioning the suitability of the products for retirement savers. On Monday,...

Banks are cutting broker-dealer units from their 'living wills'

July 8, 2015

The nation's biggest banks are lumping their broker-dealer units in with other 'non-essential' operations. In appeasing regulators, banks show B-Ds where they rank. In case of emergency, dump the securities operations The bear has found China....

Pershing CEO: RIA growth outpacing B-Ds

June 4, 2015

Registered investment advisers are the strongest driver of growth for Pershing's clearing and custody business as regulation and higher costs continue to put pressure on broker-dealers, according to chief executive officer Ron DeCicco. “The...

Stifel deal for Barclays unit would amp up ambitions to attract elite advisers

June 1, 2015

If Stifel Financial Corp., reportedly in negotiations for Barclays Plc's U.S. wealth management unit, can close the deal, it could provide a template for that acquisition-hungry firm to compete for an elite group of advisers who court the wealthiest...

Raymond James bolsters indexed annuities and life wholesaling with acquisition

May 29, 2015

Looking to step up its indexed annuities and life wholesaling game, Raymond James Financial Inc. announced Friday it would acquire The Producers Choice, an insurance marketing organization. The deal is expected to close mid-summer, and Producers...

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