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RIA sellers might be rushing in ahead of market turmoil

April 23, 2018

The first quarter of 2018 saw a record level of consolidation activity in the financial advisory space, according to the latest report from DeVoe & Co. The 47 registered investment adviser transactions during the first three months of the year...

Top independent broker-dealers ranked by revenue

April 21, 2018

Firm 2017 % revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 commission revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 fee revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 other revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 1 LPL Financial $4,281.50 5.70% $1,670.80 -3.80% $1,409.20 9.30% $1,201.40...

Things are looking up: IBDs soared in 2017

April 21, 2018

After a dismal 2016, the independent broker-dealer industry came back to life in 2017, with the top 25 IBDs collectively reporting $23.2 billion in revenue, a 13.1% annual increase, according to InvestmentNews research. InvestmentNews has been...

Cadaret Grant acquired by private-equity-backed Atria

April 19, 2018

In a move the market has been anticipating for years, the owner of independent broker-dealer Cadaret Grant & Co. has agreed to a sale. Arthur Grant, president, chief executive and majority owner of the 33-year-old IBD with $23 billion under...

First quarter was a seller's market for RIAs

April 19, 2018

The pace of merger and acquisition activity in the wealth management space continues to chug along, driven by a combination of economic factors, according to the latest report from Echelon Partners. With 46 registered investment adviser deals...

Woodbury latest firm to expand by adding bank brokers

April 10, 2018

Yet another broker-dealer is taking a stab at working with bank brokers, as Woodbury Financial Services on Tuesday said it had acquired $10 billion in brokerage and advisory assets from Capital One Financial Corp. The deal, terms of which were...

Woodbury acquires Capital One's $10 billion adviser business

April 10, 2018

Woodbury Financial Services, part of the Advisor Group, is buying Capital One Investing's $10 billion investment management and brokerage division. Capital One's advisers will join Woodbury's roster of affiliated independent advisers and get...

E*Trade puts its stamp on the RIA custodian space

April 9, 2018

E*Trade's $275 million acquisition of Trust Company of America, which was completed Monday, is expected to send the second-tier custodian into growth mode thanks to beefed-up resources, technology and marketing muscle. The first step in that...

Adviser's Consultant: Luring breakaway brokers to a hybrid RIA

March 30, 2018

Alex Goss understands the benefits of economies of scale in the financial planning business. By preaching that message to breakaway brokerage reps, he has grown his business to well beyond $3 billion in assets less than four years after his...

TD Ameritrade has cut more than 1,100 Scottrade jobs

March 23, 2018

As TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. continues to absorb its $4 billion acquisition of Scottrade Financial Services, layoffs have now exceeded 1,100 in the St. Louis area where Scottrade is based, according to published reports. A TD Ameritrade spokesman...

Lightyear Capital's Donald Marron said to be in the hunt for Cetera Financial Group

March 22, 2018

Veteran brokerage executive Donald Marron is a serious contender to buy Cetera Financial Group, according to several sources familiar with the potential deal. Cetera, a network of six broker-dealers, is exploring a sale that could be worth about...

Merrill vets ready to recharge breakaway recruiting efforts

March 14, 2018

Snowden Lane Partners prides itself in not making a lot of noise around its practice of recruiting breakaway wirehouse teams to join its hybrid broker-dealer and independent investment adviser business. But at more than $4 billion in assets...

Three LPL affiliates, including Botsford Financial, create $2.6 billion OSJ

March 13, 2018

Three large LPL Financial affiliated practices have merged to create a $2.6 billion firm with an eye on future growth. Merit Financial Group of suburban Atlanta on Tuesday morning said it had bought and merged with Financial Development Systems...

Private equity dollars pouring into wealth management, fintech

March 7, 2018

Private equity investors continue to pour into the wealth management space, according to the latest research from Echelon Partners. A report being released today by the investment banking firm shows growing private equity influence on both advisory...

Buckingham acquires WealthQuest

March 6, 2018

St. Louis-based Buckingham Strategic Wealth has acquired WealthQuest Financial Services of Norfolk, Va., a registered investment adviser managing approximately $600 million in assets. Last month, Buckingham, which manages or administers more...

Mercer acquires $420 million Traust Sollus

March 5, 2018

Mercer Advisors Inc. has acquired Traust Sollus Wealth Management, a registered investment adviser managing $420 million in assets. Traust Sollis, which has offices in New York and Princeton, N.J., was founded as a certified public accounting...

Are LPL and Cetera Financial Group a potential match?

February 27, 2018

A securities analyst who covers LPL Financial Holdings Inc. wrote a note on Tuesday morning saying that it makes sense for LPL Financial to pursue an acquisition of Cetera Financial Group. "We believe the benefits of a Cetera acquisition are...

Cetera sale talk another distraction for advisers

February 26, 2018

A potential sale of Cetera Financial Group could be boon for its private equity owners, but turn out to be another distraction for its 8,000 advisers, who saw the company emerge from bankruptcy less than two years ago. On Friday, Bloomberg News...

LPL wraps up NPH adviser move, declines to say whether it reached revenue goal

February 26, 2018

LPL Financial said Monday it had wrapped up its acquisition of advisers from National Planning Holdings, but declined to say whether it had reached its goal of moving over 70% of the revenue generated by the network's advisers. Last August,...

Cetera reportedly exploring $1.5 billion sale

February 23, 2018

Cetera Financial Group, a network of six broker-dealers, is exploring a sale that could be worth about $1.5 billion, according to a Bloomberg report. The company, which houses around 8,000 brokers and advisers, began interviewing potential advisers...

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