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Cetera Financial Group reels in $5 billion in assets to start 2019

February 28, 2019

As it deals with turnover at the top of its management ranks, Cetera Financial Group is on pace to recruit advisers with $5 billion in client assets over the first two months of the year, according to senior Cetera executives. Cetera Financial's...

How to recruit and retain a diverse workforce

February 23, 2019

Diversity in the workplace has proven to be valuable and even essential across industries, however, women, minorities, people with disabilities and other key groups are notably lacking in financial services. In fact, according to some reports,...

Dynasty Financial's Procyon Partners recruits $420-million adviser

February 21, 2019

New York-based Procyon Private Wealth Partners has pushed its total assets under management to $3 billion with the addition of veteran adviser James Jeffery, who brings with him $420 million from crosstown competitor Solaris Asset Management....

Digital recruiting platform aims to help advisers identify job opportunities

January 29, 2019

A new digital platform is seeking to give financial advisers more control over finding jobs and making career transitions than offered through traditional adviser recruitment, a business that is plagued by bad actors and secret alliances, according...

RIA deals starting to mirror excesses of wirehouse world

January 10, 2019

For those of us who have been in the wealth management industry for many years, the new reality of top advisers fleeing the wirehouses to go independent as opposed to the decades-long wirehouse to wirehouse "prisoner exchange" is as strange...

Carson Wealth snags Wells Fargo Advisors team in Iowa

January 7, 2019

Carson Wealth has picked up a team of four financial advisers from Wells Fargo Advisors in Des Moines, Iowa. Led by 30-year brokerage veteran Joel Worsfold, the team moved on Friday, according to Mr. Worsfold's BrokerCheck report. Ron Carson,...

Will LPL's new emphasis on recruiting from wirehouses pay off?

December 21, 2018

Recent moves in the recruiting group at LPL Financial make it clear that the firm is trying to target more registered reps and financial advisers who currently work at wirehouses and convince them to leap to a broker-dealer where they labor...

Surging upfront recruiting checks carry significant risks for independent advisers

December 19, 2018

The recruiting wars are heating up, but this time, the primary battlefield is among independent firms rather than between wirehouses. Yet the more things change, the more they stay the same, especially when it comes to upfront checks for new...

LPL hires senior exec from MarketCounsel with extensive knowledge of breakaway brokers

December 14, 2018

LPL Financial has hired a senior industry executive with an extensive background in so-called breakaway brokers, meaning financial advisers at large Wall Street banks and wirehouses who leave those institutions and become independent registered...

LPL Financial recruits five advisers from PNC Investments

December 6, 2018

LPL Financial has recruited a five advisers managing $225 million in client assets from PNC Investments. The advisers will align with Bedminster, N.J.-based Gladstone Advisors, and LPL's broker-dealer and corporate registered investment adviser...

Independent broker-dealers fastest-growing brokerage group

November 28, 2018

Independent broker-dealers saw the greatest asset growth over the past five years compared with other types of broker-dealers, according to new research from industry consultant Cerulli. IBDs posted a compound annual growth rate in assets of...

Step one: Withdraw from the broker protocol

November 10, 2018

Tired of having to pay six-figure bonuses to replace some of their most productive brokers who left for competitors after the financial crisis, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and UBS Financial Services upended the wealth management industry...

More reps bolt from Waddell & Reed, including some it would have liked to have kept

October 31, 2018

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. lost another 56 brokers in the third quarter, as senior management continued to stress its strategy of shedding low-producing talent and building the firm around its most productive advisers. For the 12 months ended...

LPL recruits $800 million advisory business from Signator

October 30, 2018

LPL Financial has recruited Seattle First Asset Management from Signator Investors. Seattle First, which has $800 million worth of brokerage and advisory assets, was founded in 2012 by Steven Jones, who stated that the transition to LPL is designed...

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,...

CFP Board issues white paper on increasing diversity in financial planning

October 23, 2018

Diversity and inclusion within the professional ranks of the financial planning industry continues to lag behind the U.S. minority population. According to a white paper from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards' Center for Financial...

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...

LPL snatches $3.7 billion Exemplar Financial from Cetera

October 22, 2018

LPL Financial has delivered the latest salvo in its bitter rivalry with Cetera Financial Group by recruiting Exemplar Financial Network, a Crystal Lake, Ill.-based firm that supports $3.7 billion in assets under management. The firm ended its...

LPL reels in $520 million team from rival Cambridge

October 18, 2018

LPL Financial said on Thursday that a large, 14-person team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with $520 million in client assets recently left Cambridge Investment Research Inc. to join LPL. Premier Investments of Iowa is led by Jeff Johnston, president,...

Wells Fargo loses more reps in Q3; total now more than 1,000 since banking scandal broke

October 12, 2018

Wells Fargo Advisors continued to lose advisers in the third quarter, pushing the total to more than 1,000 since September 2016, when the brokerage network's parent company, the giant bank Wells Fargo & Co., revealed that bank employees had...

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