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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

InvestmentNews launches nontraded REIT database

May 18, 2015

Information will help advisers evaluate current offerings in $20 billion industry

Recent fine may hasten LPL Financial's shift to fee compensation

May 10, 2015

The broker-dealer acknowledges the growing importance of its fee and advisory businesses

RCAP earnings down on weaker sales of nontraded REITs

May 7, 2015

The company's first-quarter loss widened to $13.5 million, compared with $7.4 million a year ago

DOL fiduciary rule could hurt nontraded REIT sales: LPL's Casady

Apr 30, 2015

CEO says impact on firm would be minimal, especially if brokers could offer clients other investment products

John Sykes sells brokerage business to Ameriprise

Apr 28, 2015

Deal could mark the end of the line for John Sykes who, at one time, hoped to build a brokerage to rival Raymond James

Largest independent broker-dealers enjoy double-digit revenue growth

Apr 26, 2015

Despite lackluster sales of commission-rich products, IBD revenues grew in line with the broad market in 2014

Former Cetera owner Don Marron returns to the investment advice business

Apr 23, 2015

Industry vet says the future lies in retail, with baby boomers retiring and workers being moved to defined contribution plans away from pensions

SEC says phony adviser is ripping off members of the military

Apr 23, 2015

The latest pretend adviser to emerge, Leroy Brown Jr., may win a grand prize for lying

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

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