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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

ARCP insiders generated $900M in fees during buying binge: lawsuit

Apr 20, 2015

Plaintiffs allege company insiders artificially inflated a key metric to help it grow into a powerhouse with 4,400 properties and $21 billion in assets

Boston RIA hit with $48 million arbitration award

Apr 16, 2015

Clients accused Lee Weiss of recommending an unsuitable investment in a Polish tobacco company

Finra bars owner of B-D that sells equipment-leasing funds

Apr 14, 2015

Regulator charges Kimberly Springsteen-Abbott with misusing investors funds, fines her $100,000

Stifel's purchase of Sterne Agee likely not its last in the broker-dealer space

Apr 12, 2015

Deal signals Stifel's interest in growing its wealth management business, though deals depend on what's available — and at what price

Tony Thompson barred from securities industry

Apr 2, 2015

Finra said he misrepresented $50 million private offering that later went into default

Sales woes at Cole Capital lead to further exodus of talent

Apr 1, 2015

Two dozen wholesalers and account executives have left, with the lion's share joining a rival nontraded REIT wholesaler

SEC drops investigation of Inland American but giant REIT raises new questions over fees

Mar 31, 2015

The giant nontraded real estate investment trust, with $7.5 billion in total assets at the end of 2014, received a clean bill of health but joined a lawsuit against former business partners

Royal Alliance acquires small independent B-D

Mar 23, 2015

Formerly known as First Midwest Securities, the IBD has 33 advisers and $600 million under management

LPL cuts cash bonuses for top three executives in 2014

Mar 23, 2015

CEO Mark Casady takes biggest hit; $1.5M bonus is down 41% from previous year

Five broker-dealer execs no longer at Cetera

Mar 19, 2015

Top managers at First Allied and J.P. Turner have left the firm

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