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Bruce Kelly

Senior Columnist

Bruce Kelly

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

DOL fiduciary rule could hurt nontraded REIT sales: LPL's Casady

Apr 30, 2015

CEO says impact on firm would be minimal, especially if brokers could offer clients other investment products

John Sykes sells brokerage business to Ameriprise

Apr 28, 2015

Deal could mark the end of the line for John Sykes who, at one time, hoped to build a brokerage to rival Raymond James

Largest independent broker-dealers enjoy double-digit revenue growth

Apr 26, 2015

Despite lackluster sales of commission-rich products, IBD revenues grew in line with the broad market in 2014

Former Cetera owner Don Marron returns to the investment advice business

Apr 23, 2015

Industry vet says the future lies in retail, with baby boomers retiring and workers being moved to defined contribution plans away from pensions

SEC says phony adviser is ripping off members of the military

Apr 23, 2015

The latest pretend adviser to emerge, Leroy Brown Jr., may win a grand prize for lying

ARCP insiders generated $900M in fees during buying binge: lawsuit

Apr 20, 2015

Plaintiffs allege company insiders artificially inflated a key metric to help it grow into a powerhouse with 4,400 properties and $21 billion in assets

Boston RIA hit with $48 million arbitration award

Apr 16, 2015

Clients accused Lee Weiss of recommending an unsuitable investment in a Polish tobacco company

Finra bars owner of B-D that sells equipment-leasing funds

Apr 14, 2015

Regulator charges Kimberly Springsteen-Abbott with misusing investors funds, fines her $100,000

Stifel's purchase of Sterne Agee likely not its last in the broker-dealer space

Apr 12, 2015

Deal signals Stifel's interest in growing its wealth management business, though deals depend on what's available — and at what price

Tony Thompson barred from securities industry

Apr 2, 2015

Finra said he misrepresented $50 million private offering that later went into default

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