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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 expands securities-based loans through Goldman Sachs

Mar 20, 2018

Some clients using Goldman's program will be able to obtain a loan in days, instead of weeks


Ameriprise CEO took home $64.7 million in 2017

Mar 19, 2018

James Cracchiolo earned $23.9 million in direct compensation and cashed in $40.8 million in stock options; Wells Fargo's Tim Sloan got $17.4 million even as bank stuggled through more scandals


Senior Wells Fargo exec: No FBI interviews here

Mar 19, 2018

Memo denies Journal's claim that the FBI interviewed employees in the bank's wealth management group


UBS, after dumping the broker protocol, continues to see brokers come and go

Mar 15, 2018

The wirehouse has seen 14 individuals or teams leave and five join for a net loss of $2.4 billion in AUM


Three LPL affiliates, including Botsford Financial, create $2.6 billion OSJ

Mar 13, 2018

The combined office, led by Merit Financial, will have 60 advisers concentrating on the retirement plan market and high-net-worth clients


Merrill shakes up group that works with richest clients

Mar 13, 2018

Experts dealing with international and private banking clients will now form one team


UBS shrinks recruiting costs in 2017, boosts adviser pay

Mar 9, 2018

Both trends reflect the firm's shift away from recruiting in favor of increasing the compensation of existing brokers


Finra bars broker who churned account of 93-year-old client with dementia

Mar 8, 2018

In a four-year-period, Mark Kaplan executed 3,500 trades that resulted in $723,000 in losses


Latest Wells Fargo flap underscores need for fiduciary standard

Mar 8, 2018

The bank's board is looking into inappropriate 401(k) rollovers, one of the problems the DOL rule aims to prevent


LPL delays full rollout of new tech platform

Mar 5, 2018

Firm will delay shutdown of its legacy system amid advisers' concerns about the readiness of the new system

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