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Wells Fargo weighs changes to wealth unit

June 19, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co. is considering restructuring its wealth management business as the bank pushes for $4 billion in cost cuts by the end of next year. "Our wealth and investment-management group is reimagining our business to become more efficient,"...

Merrill Lynch fined $42 million for misleading customers

June 19, 2018

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith agreed to pay a $42 million penalty for misleading institutional customers about how it handled their trading orders, according to a report from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC's order stated...

Take 5: Naureen Hassan talks integration, aggregation and retaining brokers at Morgan Stanley

June 19, 2018

Over the past few weeks, Morgan Stanley has been busy publicizing its new suite of integrated wealth management technology. Andy Saperstein, co-head of wealth management at Morgan Stanley, showcased the firm's account aggregation capabilities...

Merrill re-evaluates commission ban in retirement accounts

June 15, 2018

In the wake of the Wednesday's deadline to appeal the 5th Circuit Court's ruling striking down the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, Merrill Lynch has announced plans to re-evaluate its ban on commissions in retirement accounts. Andy Sieg,...

Morgan Stanley wants brokers to use new tech to chase $2 trillion in assets held outside the firm

May 29, 2018

Morgan Stanley is betting that its brokers will use a new, integrated wealth management platform to grab some of the roughly $2 trillion in assets its clients currently hold outside the firm. In a presentation Tuesday in New York that focused...

Morgan Stanley wants to double asset manager's size to $1 trillion

May 23, 2018

James Gorman would like his asset management division to join the $1 trillion club. Morgan Stanley's CEO said he wants the unit to hit that level of client assets, in response to a question about his view on the next five to seven years at a...

Wells Fargo sees slowdown in advisers exiting this year

May 17, 2018

Wells Fargo Advisors has slowed the bleeding of its financial advisers that began after September 2016. That's when Wells Fargo & Co. revealed a scandal in its retail banking that resulted in the company being fined $185 million for opening...

UBS latest to make push for young, diverse advisers

May 22, 2018

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that 20 young advisers had completed UBS' general adviser training program. That is the number that have started the program.​ UBS Wealth Management Americas is the latest firm...

Former broker fined $10,000 and suspended six months over expense account

May 3, 2018

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has suspended former Merrill Lynch broker Joshua Crossman for six months and fined him $10,000 over an expense account report he filed while at the firm. In a letter of acceptance, waiver and...

California rep files class action suit against Morgan Stanley

May 15, 2018

A former Morgan Stanley broker in San Francisco has filed a class action suit against the firm, saying that it violated California labor law and "unlawfully undercompensated" its reps in California for their work. The suit filed by Brandon Harvey,...

Merrill Lynch fires Chicago star broker Bruce Lee

April 24, 2018

Merrill Lynch star veteran broker Bruce Lee, whose Chicago team managed nearly $3 billion in client assets, was fired for unknown reasons, according to sources with knowledge of the move. Mr. Lee, who was fired on Friday, was a perennial member...

Morgan Stanley's success looks long in the tooth to analyst

April 16, 2018

Morgan Stanley is an "aging bull" when it comes to its wealth management division, and the firm's recent stalled growth in the headcount of financial advisers is turning into a problem, according to a new report by a Wall Street analyst. The...

Morgan Stanley changes pay policies

December 3, 2007

Morgan Stanley is adjusting some of its pay policies to comply with a wage-and-hour lawsuit it settled last year. Beginning this month, the New York firm is picking up some state registration fees, paying for trading errors and changing the...

Morgan Stanley continues its mutual fund overhaul

March 30, 2018

Morgan Stanley continues to overhaul its product platform, this week announcing changes that include cutting poor performing funds and converting buy-and-hold clients from one share class of mutual fund to another. The ongoing changes at Morgan...

Morgan Stanley ignored abuse accusations against one of its top brokers: report

March 29, 2018

Morgan Stanley knew that one of its top brokers had been accused of abuse by multiple women over a number of years, but failed to take action, according to a published report. Four women have sought restraining orders against Douglas Greenberg,...

Firms exiting broker protocol will suffer, reps say

March 21, 2018

As might be expected, brokers are not especially keen on securities firms leaving the broker protocol, but a new survey from Fidelity finds that firms opting out of the protocol are not likely to prevent reps from leaving. Of the 455 advisers...

Wells Fargo Advisors continues to bleed reps

April 13, 2018

Wells Fargo Advisors continues to see a decline in the number of brokers and advisers working at the firm's various channels, reporting Friday a net loss of 145 reps over the first three months of this year. A spokeswoman for Wells Fargo Advisors,...

Ex-Morgan Stanley, UBS advisers prevail in TRO claims

March 2, 2018

Some financial advisers at Morgan Stanley and UBS Financial Services may be scared stiff of being sued if they leave their firms to move to another broker-dealer. That's because both wirehouses decided toward the end of last year to exit an...

Morgan Stanley's wealth management fees climb to all-time high

January 18, 2018

Record stock markets have been good to Morgan Stanley. The firm's wealth management fees climbed to a record in the fourth quarter as the S&P 500 Index reached an all-time high. The company beat its target cost ratio for the year and posted...

Merrill shakes up group that works with richest clients

March 13, 2018

Merrill Lynch announced internally that it was streamlining its private banking, international and institutional groups with the goal of better serving its wealthiest clients. One key change announced Monday will bring experts working with international...

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