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Bruce Kelly

Senior Columnist, Independent Broker-Dealers and Wirehouses

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A former middle school and high school English teacher, Bruce Kelly started at InvestmentNews in 2000 as the brokerage reporter after a two-year stint at sister publication Pensions & Investments. He writes a bi-weekly, award winning column, On Advice, and covers the independent broker-dealer industry.

Recent Articles


LPL announces another round of price cuts at its corporate RIA

Apr 26, 2018

The move, in line with other price reductions at the broker-dealer, could help LPL attract advisers

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Raymond James, on a recruiting roll, looks for an acquisition in the West

Apr 26, 2018

CEO says its acquisition of Alex. Brown has helped the firm recruit advisers with wealthy clients, but that it hasn't found a similar company to buy on the West Coast


Ex-LPL broker's lawsuit alleges back-office snafus

Apr 25, 2018

She claims LPL informed her previous broker-dealer prematurely that she was leaving the firm


Merrill Lynch fires Chicago star broker Bruce Lee

Apr 24, 2018

A perennial member of Barron's list of top financial advisers, his team managed nearly $3 billion in client assets


Ameriprise CEO James Cracchiolo welcomes new SEC advice rule

Apr 24, 2018

He says the proposal is more appropriate than the DOL fiduciary rule


UBS continues to cut loans to recruits, while increasing compensation to brokers

Apr 23, 2018

The wirehouse reduced recruitment loans 20% and increased bonus loans 68% in the first quarter


Things are looking up: IBDs soared in 2017

Apr 21, 2018

With revenue up, interest rates rising and regulation easing, IBDs are soaring


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

Apr 16, 2018

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analyst Christian Bolu, concerned over stalled adviser growth and what it means for lending and deposit growth, believes the stock will "under perform"


Merrill Lynch's incentives for new accounts paying off

Apr 16, 2018

Rewarding brokers who sign up new high-net-worth households — and penalizing those who don't — is working, according to the firm

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J.P. Morgan, ex-broker move dispute over clients from court to Finra arbitration

Apr 13, 2018

Firm had filed a lawsuit against Ryan C. May, alleging he was soliciting old clients in violation of his employment agreement

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