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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

Another key executive departs LPL

Jan 23, 2015

James Sorey, LPL's top East Coast recruiter, is leaving for another broker-dealer

Former SEC enforcement head Robert Khuzami to defend ex-ARCP chief David Kay

Jan 21, 2015

Mr. Khuzami, who is now a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has signed on as Mr. Kay's attorney in the defense of a complaint filed in December

10 developments to watch in the independent broker-dealer industry in 2015

Jan 18, 2015

The hottest topics to keep tabs on in the IBD space

Cetera factor dampens M&A activity among independent broker-dealers

Jan 18, 2015

Woes of the network's parent and inflated prices seen as deal deterrents

LPL advisers' commissions land in their bank accounts one day late

Jan 16, 2015

As processing error delays commissions by a day, president Robert Moore moves to reassure advisers

Goodbye, Tommy Belesis. We won't miss you.

Jan 15, 2015

The rise and fall of the owner of defunct IBD John Thomas Financial is now complete

Sales plummet at Cole Capital

Jan 12, 2015

Huge hurdles for nontraded REIT sponsor in weeks ahead

Nontraded REIT sales at Realty Capital slip in 2014 but big drop avoided

Jan 6, 2015

Sales of REITs and other non-liquid alts at Schorsch-related firm decline 7.6% from 2013

Ladenburg Thalmann completes acquisition of Securities Service Network

Jan 5, 2015

$45 million deal brings burgeoning IBD network to nearly 4,000 reps

Morgan Stanley fires broker for stealing thousands of clients' data

Jan 5, 2015

Up to 10% of all wealth management clients affected, says brokerage giant

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