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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


Nicholas Schorsch 'highly focused' on cash-flow metric at center of alleged ARCP fraud: Feds

May 18, 2017

According to a recent court filing, the former nontraded REIT czar was keeping a close eye on adjusted funds from operation as the company was preparing to release second quarter earnings in 2014

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Stock market's rally may have further to run

May 18, 2017

Jeffrey Saut of Raymond James cites the earnings potential of S&P 500 companies as an indication the market can go higher


Broker-dealers try to hold the line on advisory and wrap account fees

May 16, 2017

As the DOL fiduciary rule puts pressure on fees, B-Ds will have to make the case why their services justify what they are charging their clients


Broker-dealers are seeing a cut in annual SIPC assessments; will advisers see the same?

May 16, 2017

The Securities Investor Protection Corp. has replenished its coffers from the financial crisis and is now cutting its assessments to B-Ds. Will the savings stop there?


Cambridge's partnership program for advisers undergoes an overhaul

May 10, 2017

The old partnership program is being revamped, but some advisers claim they are being shortchanged


Western International to acquire retail assets of Financial West as Kovack Securities picks up TKG Financial

May 9, 2017

Acquisitions a sign that M&A market is heating up in broker-dealer space

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Morgan Stanley's decision to cut Vanguard funds likely due to DOL fiduciary rule

May 8, 2017

Because of the fiduciary rule, broker-dealers are looking to have level compensation across their platforms


Independent broker-dealer Triad Advisors sues former advisers

May 7, 2017

Firm takes action against former advisers for allegedly violating terms of promissory note


LPL may have to refund up to $8 million to resolve New Hampshire REIT case

May 3, 2017

A third-party review found that 200 clients from the New England state bought nontraded REITs that violated LPL's guidelines and are eligible for an average of $40,000 apiece


Finra whacks mid-sized NJ broker-dealer with $325,000 fine over variable annuity sales

May 2, 2017

Summit Equities sold 1,037 individual variable annuity contracts to its customers during the time period cited by Finra

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