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Fidelity's National Financial raises more questions about GPB private placements

June 17, 2019

National Financial Services, the clearing and custody unit of Fidelity Investments, is telling broker-dealer clients they have 90 days to move private placements issued by beleaguered GPB Capital off its platform or work with the custodian as...

Galvin to propose fiduciary rule for Massachusetts brokers

June 14, 2019

Massachusetts will propose a rule that would mandate brokers and investment advisers apply a fiduciary standard of care in interactions with clients, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced Friday afternoon. The Massachusetts...

Does Reg BI really hold brokers to a higher standard than investment advisers?

June 14, 2019

Reg BI rolled-out with bravado and fanfare on June 5. The SEC chairman spearheaded a two-hour presentation on two rules and two interpretations aimed at bringing "the legal requirements and mandated disclosures in line with reasonable investor...

Cetera latest to be hit with data breach of personal information

June 13, 2019

Cetera Financial Group is the latest in a growing number of financial advice firms to be hit with a data breach, putting information for about 2,000 clients at risk. The firm confirmed the number of clients whose information was potentially...

SEC bars broker for churning clients' accounts through firm

June 13, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission has barred former broker Jovannie Aquino, charging him with churning clients' accounts through his firm at the time, New York-based Windsor Street Capital. Mr. Aquino is no longer employed in the securities...

Finra bars no-show former Cetera rep

June 12, 2019

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has barred Nina Jessee, who resigned from Cetera Advisors amid allegations of unauthorized outside business activity, for not cooperating with its investigation of her activities. Ms. Jessee,...

John Taft: Reg BI the best we could have hoped for

June 12, 2019

Nine years after the Dodd-Frank Act gave the Securities and Exchange Commission authority to raise the bar for individual investor protection, the SEC finally took the bull by the horns last week, approving its long-awaited Regulation Best Interest...

Morgan Stanley sees massive growth from giant teams of advisers

June 12, 2019

Morgan Stanley is betting that giant teams of advisers with up to $100 million in annual revenue will be a big driver of growth in the future. That will occur even as the firm sees its total head count of 15,700 financial advisers and brokers...

Dynasty offers forgivable notes to advisers going independent through firm

June 10, 2019

Dynasty Financial Partners has created a borrowing program that allows advisers going independent to pay off a forgivable loan with a portion of their new firm's revenue. Called the Dynasty Freedom Note, the program allows qualified advisers...

Forget the SEC advice rule — broker-dealers more concerned with CFP Board expanded fiduciary standard ​

June 7, 2019

Lawyers across the brokerage industry are busily reading and digesting the Securities and Exchange Commission's investment advice reforms approved this week. But some firms are also gearing up for more changes promulgated by the organization...

Rollovers and retirement plans: The impact of the SEC's new rules

June 7, 2019

The race is on to help shape the Department of Labor's harmonization with the Securities and Exchange Commission's package of advice rules. The starting gun was fired with the SEC's 3-1 vote on Wednesday to adopt the series of rules that redefine...

Advisor Group executives to hit the road this summer

June 5, 2019

Now that the sale of Advisor Group is in the bag, the management of the broker-dealer network will hit the road this summer, visiting to financial advisers in 20 cities to provide an update from CEO Jamie Price. Last month, Advisor Group said...

FS Investments and KKR merging more BDCs

June 4, 2019

FS Investments and KKR Credit Advisors are once again working on merging various business development companies, this time combining four nontraded BDCs into one publicly traded one. Plans call for the merged BDC, with $9 billion worth of assets,...

Merrill Lynch adding human advisers to Guided Investing robo

June 3, 2019

Bank of America is adding human financial advisers to its digital advice platform, Merrill Guided Investing. The advisers will fill a service gap between the firm's purely digital, self-directed robo-adviser and the full-service advisers of...

Finra suspends ex-Morgan Stanley broker who made hundreds of CD trades for elderly client

May 31, 2019

A veteran broker formerly with Morgan Stanley was suspended on Friday for 18 months by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. over a matter involving hundreds of trades of bank-issued certificates of deposit in the account of an elderly...

SEC to tackle thorny topic: How much advice brokers can give without being an adviser

May 28, 2019

When it votes on a final investment advice reform package next week, the Securities and Exchange Commission will revisit an explosive issue: The extent to which brokers can provide advice without having to register as investment advisers. When...

JPMorgan's Dimon criticizes Wells Fargo CEO transition

May 28, 2019

One of Wells Fargo & Co.'s biggest competitors isn't impressed with the bank's leadership transition. JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive Jamie Dimon said it was "irresponsible" for Wells Fargo to announce CEO Tim Sloan's departure without...

Auditor: Future of broker-dealer with history of problems is in doubt

May 23, 2019

Newbridge Securities Corp., a small to midsize broker-dealer with a history of compliance problems, recently released a grim assessment of its financial health. In its annual audited financial statement, which was filed in March but did not...

LPL expanding platform to include employee brokers

May 22, 2019

LPL Financial, which has grown into one of the largest brokerage firms in the country by hiring advisers who act as independent contractors, is creating a new model which would employ brokers working directly for the firm. In a presentation...

Greg Fleming, Rockefeller Capital spending big on recruits

May 21, 2019

Greg Fleming's Rockefeller Capital Management is making a splash in the market to recruit veteran wirehouse financial advisers, offering lucrative recruiting deals that could equal three times or more of advisers' annual production. Industry...

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