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Investors Capital shareholders back Schorsch's RCS Capital merger

July 9, 2014

Investors Capital Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday its shareholders had approved the terms of the merger with RCS Capital Corp., best known by its ticker symbol RCAP. Announced last October, the deal is scheduled to close on Friday, Investors Capital...

LPL acquiring retirement plan broker-dealer

July 7, 2014

LPL Financial is back in the acquisition business. Last Monday, LPL announced an agreement to buy the assets of independent broker-dealer Financial Telesis Inc., which focuses on retirement planning and wealth management. LPL has an exclusive...

What the stock market's first half tells us about the second

July 1, 2014

Today's Breakfast with Benjamin by Mason Braswell What, if anything, the stock market's first half tells us about the second. Slicing and dicing the numbers. Big deal: M&A activity reached a seven-year record high thanks to some blockbuster...

Envestnet to acquire Placemark Holdings

July 1, 2014

Envestnet, a provider of technology and services to investment advisers, is aiming to ramp up its market presence in the unified managed accounts market with the acquisition of Placemark Holdings. Envestnet sealed the deal to buy Placemark —...

Frothy markets have investors turning to short-term bets

June 23, 2014

As the equity market gets increasingly frothy and the Fed sits on its hands, investors are turning to special situation alternative strategies to secure short-term gains. 'You have to go for factors which are direction-agnostic.' Yes, the Fed...

New inflation data could drive the Fed into hawkish mode

June 18, 2014

Suddenly higher inflation data has Fed watchers looking for any sign of a hawkish move by chief Janet Yellen. The risk of a move on interest rates put European stocks into a defensive mode. Sending ripples all over the world Taking Iraqi oil...

Clintons jump through financial planning loopholes to dodge estate taxes they support

June 17, 2014

Bill and Hillary Clinton write the book on how to shrink the size of an estate for tax-saving purposes. These are the same Clintons who support estate taxes for everyone else. Awkward. Financial planning strategies benefitting the top 1% Commission-hungry...

RCS Capital closes J.P. Turner, Summit Financial deals

June 13, 2014

RCS Capital Corp. said Friday it had completed its acquisition of independent broker-dealer J.P. Turner & Co., two days after announcing it had completed its acquisition of Summit Financial Group Inc., another independent broker-dealer. Combined,...

What's your acquisition strategy?

June 8, 2014

In wealth management, an increasing number of financial advisers need an exit strategy. The combination of an aging demographic and fewer entrants into the field creates both challenges and opportunities. Acquiring a new business could be the...

Why did Sterne Agee fire its CEO?

June 8, 2014

Sterne Agee Group Inc., a private holding company with a number of broker-dealer subsidiaries, two weeks ago gave the heave-ho to its longtime chairman and chief executive, James Holbrook Jr., and replaced him with company veteran Eric Needleman....

Japan's Dai-ichi Life to buy Protective Life for $5.7 billion

June 4, 2014

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. will buy Protective Life Corp. (PL) for about 582.2 billion yen ($5.7 billion) to expand into the faster-growing U.S. market, marking the biggest foreign acquisition by a Japanese life insurer. Dai-ichi, Japan's second-largest...

Bob Doll: Bond yields are due for a comeback

June 3, 2014

Low levels of market volatility, a pickup in M&A activity, a difficult revenue environment for banks and improving housing data all gather headlines, yet the bond market garners the most focus. Since declining bond yields are often associated...

Opposition mounts to Inland merger

June 3, 2014

Opposition is beginning to mount three weeks before a planned $2.1 billion merger of nontraded REIT, Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust Inc., and publicly traded real estate investment trust, Kite Realty. Unite Here, a union representing employees...

Morningstar in $52.5 million deal for online financial service HelloWallet

May 30, 2014

Morningstar Inc. announced Thursday it will acquire online financial wellness provider HelloWallet Holdings Inc. in a $52.5 million deal. Despite the price tag, the transaction will cost Morningstar $39 million because the independent investment...

Erinn Ford named president of Cetera Advisors

May 21, 2014

Cetera Financial Group continues to shake up its management lineup, promoting Erinn Ford to president of one of its broker-dealers, Cetera Advisors. Most recently, Ms. Ford was senior vice president of adviser relations for Cetera Advisors,...

Larry Roth wants to double Schorsch's B-D network

May 16, 2014

Larry Roth, the new head of Nicholas Schorsch's burgeoning independent broker-dealer network, said he expects to have 20,000 brokers on board within five years, which could make it the largest such firm in the country. Mr. Roth was appointed...

Obama unleashes secret economic weapon on Russia

May 6, 2014

Twenty-nine of the 30 Dow Jones companies have supported the Clintons in some way, shape or form. The holdout: UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH). The multiple routes to the Clintons Live from Boston, I talk alternative investments with John Nersesian,...

7 biggest ways top-performing firms sustain their growth

May 1, 2014

Advisers spend a lot of time thinking about their growth strategies. Two years ago, when InvestmentNews fielded the 2012 InvestmentNews/Moss Adams Financial Performance Study of Advisory Firms, we identified a subset of firms that were deemed...

Schorsch's RCS Capital closes Cetera Financial Group acquisition

April 30, 2014

RCS Capital Corp. on Tuesday said it had closed its previously announced $1.15 billion acquisition of Cetera Financial Group, which contains four distinct broker-dealers that house about 6,600 registered reps and investment advisers. RCS Capital,...

Midwestern Mariner sails into the Northeast with acquisition

April 21, 2014

Mariner Wealth Advisors, a large independent advisory firm, has acquired a majority stake in a northeastern U.S. firm that manages $817 million in assets. The acquisition of the stake in Manasquan, N.J.-based Housen Financial Group Inc. boosts...

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