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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


Internship led to full-time job with Merrill team in Boston

May 25, 2018

Joel Guerrero likes finance, enjoys helping people and believes he has the social skills needed to succeed in financial advice


Ex-Edward Jones broker sues former firm, alleging racial bias

May 25, 2018

Complaint alleges the firm's policies limit African-Americans' 'income and advancement opportunities'


Former Barclays wealth management executive wins $2.7 million arb award from former firm

May 23, 2018

Thomas W. Lee claimed Barclays shortchanged him after he guided sale of advisory unit to Stifel Financial Corp.


UBS latest to make push for young, diverse advisers

May 22, 2018

Wirehouse creates two new training programs and brings in a firm to help it find ethnically diverse candidates


David Lerner compliance officer loses 'nonsensical' and 'specious' appeal over reporting tax liens

May 22, 2018

Allan Holeman failed to disclose three IRS liens totaling $157,000

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Two Morgan Stanley brokers sue their old firm as they walk out the door

May 21, 2018

Brokers want court to decide if client information really is a trade secret and whether contracts signed when Morgan Stanley was a member of the protocol for broker recruiting are still enforceable


Pope Francis wants financial advisers to work like fiduciaries

May 18, 2018

Vatican bulletin admonishes advisers who act against the best interests of their clients


Wells Fargo sees slowdown in advisers exiting this year

May 17, 2018

The 2016 banking scandal and public relations fiasco had alienated some of the firm's advisers


What's the next act for Waddell & Reed's advisers?

May 17, 2018

The B-D's head count has dropped more than 29% over the last year, although the productivity of the remaining advisers improved


Waddell & Reed sees flurry of senior staff departures

May 16, 2018

Firm also experiences an almost 30% decline in number of brokers and advisers

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