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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


Morgan Stanley reports a loss of advisers after exiting the protocol for broker recruiting

Jan 18, 2018

The firm said it lost 47 brokers in the fourth quarter, the most in any quarter of 2017


Relying on trainees, Merrill Lynch boosts adviser headcount in 2017

Jan 17, 2018

Questions remain about long-term effectiveness of wirehouse's move away from recruiting experienced brokers

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Rising star at Merrill in New York lands at JP Morgan Chase

Jan 16, 2018

Racquel Oden to oversee branch and wealth management teams for tri-state area

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Brokerage stocks still have room to run: analyst

Jan 8, 2018

Policy tailwinds and economic drivers appear poised to give a shot to the earnings of smaller, mid-cap brokers and electronic trading firms, Nomura's Steven Chubak says


Massive investment fraud fueled by slick marketing, hot dinners

Jan 5, 2018

When advisers make the claim that an investment product has no risk and is crash proof, it is a clear, almost blazing red flag that the investment is a potential fraud


Wirehouses turn away from bitcoin

Jan 4, 2018

None of the big four brokerages are giving their wealth management and retail advisers access to trading the cryptocurrency or any related products


Citigroup is latest big firm to dump broker protocol

Dec 29, 2017

Despite having fewer brokers than Morgan Stanley and UBS, Citi's exit suggests industry recruiting will change


Citigroup must pay $11.5 million over garbled stock ratings

Dec 28, 2017

Finra says the bank's ratings system was riddled with errors and cost clients money

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Nuveen jumps into changing nontraded REIT market

Dec 27, 2017

Nontraded REIT sales finishing 2017 near a low, though one variety generating new life


After a superb 2017, brokerage stocks should continue to roll next year

Dec 22, 2017

Even if the stock market falters, financial stocks should do well in a rising interest rate environment

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