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Finra bars another wirehouse broker involved in expense report snafu

November 12, 2018

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. on Monday barred a former Morgan Stanley broker who failed to complete on-the-record testimony regarding his departure from the firm two years ago after it raised questions about his expense account...

Waddell & Reed will no longer lease office space for many of its brokers

November 14, 2018

Waddell & Reed Inc. will no longer lease office space for most of its 1,074 independent contractor brokers and advisers, requiring them to find and relocate to their own offices by the end of 2020. Most of the firm's brokers and advisers currently...

Merrill Lynch advisers staring at new pay hurdles in 2019

November 1, 2018

After almost 10 years of a historic bull market, Merrill Lynch's 15,000 registered reps and financial advisers face the prospects of a slight cut in compensation in 2019, when the firm will start withholding a small amount of advisers' monthly...

Credit Suisse hit again as Finra panel sides with second former broker on deferred compensation

November 7, 2018

A Finra arbitration panel has awarded $975,530 to a former Credit Suisse Securities broker who sought deferred compensation that he claimed was withheld when the Swiss bank closed its brokerage business in 2015. Nicolas Brine Finn, who now works...

Merrill Lynch to focus team pay on digital, online areas

November 6, 2018

It's autumn, the time for leafy trees to turn spectacular colors, the time to pick out your Thanksgiving turkey and the time for financial advisers to fret and worry about how they will be paid next year. The four large wirehouses, Merrill Lynch,...

LPL rolls back recruiting policy aimed at driving more assets to its corporate RIA

October 22, 2018

LPL Financial is backing away from a contentious policy it created last year with the intent of driving more assets to its corporate RIA platform. Rolled out in August 2017, the policy required new advisers joining LPL to have at least $50 million...

The future of new-adviser training is now

October 26, 2018

One of the issues I hear about frequently these days is how to train new advisers. Training takes up valuable time, and most advisers would agree that it's not their forte. Many tenured advisers learned how to function in this industry at a...

Ex-Wells Fargo broker complaint wins class action status in fight over deferred compensation

October 16, 2018

A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit brought by a financial adviser who claimed Wells Fargo Advisors cheated him out of $200,000 in deferred compensation. The adviser, Robert Berry, worked at Wells Fargo Advisors and...

Merrill to continue pay plan that rewards advisers for new clients

October 15, 2018

When it reveals its 2019 compensation plan in the coming weeks, Merrill Lynch will continue to reward its wealth management advisers for bringing in new client accounts. Last year, Merrill Lynch unveiled a 2018 pay grid that rewarded advisers...

9 predictions for financial advisers for 2019

October 9, 2018

As we roll into the final quarter of the year, David Canter, head of the RIA segment at Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions, has been speculating on what financial advisers might expect in 2019. From the future of mega advisory firms to technology...

Stifel, First Republic post top recruiting gains in Q3, as wirehouses continue to lose brokers

October 23, 2018

Two distinctly different firms posted the strongest gains of advisers during the third quarter, with registered reps and financial advisers continuing to leave large Wall Street firms. Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc., a retail wealth management shop,...

Cetera Financial Group selling stock to its advisers

October 5, 2018

As part of a broad plan to bolster its 8,000 financial advisers, the recently sold Cetera Financial Group is offering its advisers loans to invest in their practices and an opportunity to buy stock in the company. In a press release Thursday,...

Highest-paying jobs at advisory firms

October 5, 2018

Independent advice firms have been great places to work in recent years as salaries increased across the board. The latest InvestmentNews survey data show that trend continued in 2017, with lead advisers showing a particularly strong compensation...

No changes to compensation plan for UBS advisers in 2019

September 12, 2018

UBS Wealth Management's 6,936 financial advisers in the United States will see little to no changes next year in how they are paid by the firm, according to an internal document obtained Wednesday afternoon by InvestmentNews. The status quo...

Merrill Lynch: Compensation plan paying off in new business

July 16, 2018

Merrill Lynch said Monday a compensation plan designed to bring in new clients is paying off. Over the first half of the year, the wirehouse said gross new household acquisitions by experienced Merrill Lynch advisers were up 71% over the same...

At this firm, flat fees are about offering conflict-free advice

June 9, 2018

At Single Point Partners in Boston, charging a flat fee is all about offering conflict-free advice. "We don't want clients wondering what might be motivating an adviser's decisions," said Seth Corkin, an adviser at the firm. "We believe this...

With 'McDonald's' style menu, clients decide what they're willing to pay for

June 9, 2018

When Curtis Sheldon launched his Alexandria, Va.-based advisory firm three years ago after retiring from the military, he opted for a fee structure that let clients choose the level of service best-suited to their needs. "The AUM model just...

Hourly pricing model has benefits — and pitfalls

June 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, when Sheryl Garrett launched a financial advisory practice that charged clients by the hour, "people thought it was insane," she recalls. Although some might still question the hourly pricing model for financial advice, it...

JPMorgan Chase axes about 100 asset management employees

August 22, 2018

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is dismissing about 100 workers in its asset-management division after a business review, according to a person briefed on the matter. The cuts are global and range across several businesses in the group, said the person,...

Should asset-based pricing models stay or go?

June 9, 2018

Karen Van Voorhis wants to transition her financial advisory clients away from an asset-based pricing model, but she knows that is easier said than done. Ms. Van Voorhis, a vice president at Sapers & Wallack in Newton, Mass., is like a growing...

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