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Bruce Kelly

Senior Columnist

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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


Ameriprise buying bank broker-dealer, adding 200 registered representatives

Apr 24, 2017

The deal marks Ameriprise's first foray into the bank channel


Independent broker-dealers hit a wall

Apr 22, 2017

The top 25 firms collectively reported a decline in revenue for the first time since the 2008 credit crisis, according to InvestmentNews' annual survey


Berthel Fisher, once again, in hot water with Finra for failing to supervise sales

Apr 20, 2017

The mid-sized IBD again allegedly failed to supervise sales, this time of UITS


Ex-Merrill Lynch broker pleads guilty to $8.7 million bank fraud

Apr 19, 2017

The 25-year veteran of the firm concocted false account statements to establish multi-million dollar lines of credit at two banks


With DOL fiduciary rule looming, Merrill sees surge of AUM

Apr 18, 2017

Long-term flows to accounts that charge an asset under management fee were up 54% in the first quarter


Advisers profit through association with Dave Ramsey — but not by as much as in the past

Apr 7, 2017

Popular radio show host changed his referral program due to 'perceived' regulatory risk among advisers

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Nontraded BDC to pursue listing on national exchange

Apr 6, 2017

If successful, Corporate Capital Trust would be the second nontraded BDC to have a liquidity event and list on an exchange


UBS loses another Puerto Rico bond claim, this time for $4.4 million

Mar 31, 2017

This is the third multimillion-dollar loss involving Puerto Rico bonds or bond funds UBS has seen since December


SEC bars ex-LPL broker already serving 12-year prison sentence

Mar 31, 2017

Thomas Caniford pled guilty to securities fraud, publishing false statements and theft from the elderly


Finra bars broker charged in NY pension fund hookers, strippers and drug scandal

Mar 29, 2017

The "pay-for-play" bribery scheme involved the $184 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund and payments for hookers, strippers and drugs

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