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Two Morgan Stanley brokers sue their old firm as they walk out the door

May 21, 2018

Two brokers who left Morgan Stanley on Friday to work at another brokerage firm took the unusual step of filing a lawsuit against their former employer in an attempt to prevent the wirehouse from suing them over their clients. The two registered...

Michael Murray only latest to leave LPL's recruiting staff

May 14, 2018

An industry powerhouse when it comes to recruiting, LPL Financial has recently seen several senior and mid-level recruiters jump ship or retire. The most conspicuous departure was disclosed last week, when Cetera Financial Group said it hired...

Cetera Financial Group snags another senior LPL executive

May 9, 2018

Cetera Financial Group continues to pick off senior executives from key rival LPL Financial, even as the independent broker-dealer industry speculates that the two giant firms possibly could merge in the near future. Late Wednesday afternoon,...

Stifel CEO Ron Kruszewski blasts firms that try to restrict broker movement

May 1, 2018

Registered reps and financial advisers should not be tethered to the firm's they work for, according to Ronald Kruszewski, chairman and CEO of Stifel Financial Corp. When firms restrict advisers from potentially moving to a new employer, it's...

The next generation of advisers don't just want a job – they want inspiration

April 30, 2018

With the age of the average independent adviser remaining stubbornly high, firms that support these professionals have become more resourceful and focused in reaching out to the younger generation. From supporting more CFP programs at the college...

Will LPL's new rich recruiting deal lure advisers?

April 30, 2018

It is too early to tell the impact of LPL Financial's new, unprecedented recruiting deal, which one recruiter described as "the best deal that's out there." Instead of paying a broker a percentage of the prior year's fees and commissions, known...

Raymond James, on a recruiting roll, looks for an acquisition in the West

April 26, 2018

Raymond James Financial Inc. added 67 more brokers and advisers in the first quarter, pushing its total adviser workforce to 7,604 — a 5.3% increase from a year ago. "The private client group has done very, very well and continues on its steady...

UBS continues to cut loans to recruits, while increasing compensation to brokers

April 23, 2018

UBS is recruiting less and paying its brokers more. The bank released first quarter earnings Monday, and in a news release reported that recruitment loans to financial advisers had declined 20% in the quarter when compared with the same period...

Merrill Lynch's incentives for new accounts paying off

April 16, 2018

Merrill Lynch's move last year to align its compensation grid for its 14,829 brokers and advisers to hustle after new accounts appears to be paying off. The wirehouse said on Monday that assets under management flows of $24 billion for the first...

Wells Fargo Advisors continues to bleed reps

April 13, 2018

Wells Fargo Advisors continues to see a decline in the number of brokers and advisers working at the firm's various channels, reporting Friday a net loss of 145 reps over the first three months of this year. A spokeswoman for Wells Fargo Advisors,...

J.P. Morgan Securities seeks temporary restraining order against ex-broker in Illinois

April 11, 2018

J.P. Morgan Securities filed a complaint and request for a temporary restraining order on Tuesday, seeking to stop one of the firm's former brokers from doing business with the firm's clients. Ryan C. May resigned from J.P. Morgan in Illinois...

The secret to a more productive advisory firm

April 9, 2018

The following is an excerpt from the new white paper, “Enhancing Productivity through Support Advisor Empowerment.” To download the full paper from Cadaret Grant, click here. While markets continue to provide a largely supportive backdrop...

Finra arbitrators award $475,000 to Morgan Stanley for broker who violated protocol

March 28, 2018

Finra arbitrators awarded $475,000 to Morgan Stanley in a case involving a broker who the firm said violated an industry agreement to make it easier to move from one firm to another. In an award handed down on Tuesday, the panel held that Kevin...

Independent broker-dealers open up their coffers as fight for talent turns fierce

March 28, 2018

While the wirehouses have dramatically pulled back in recruiting new brokers, broker-dealers that pay reps as independent contractors are spending like crazy to hire new talent. A key metric for broker-dealers when recruiting new brokers and...

UBS reels in $30 billion J.P. Morgan team focused on Mexico

March 23, 2018

UBS Financial Services Inc. pulled off a recruiting coup on Friday by hiring five ultra-high-net-worth advisers from J.P. Morgan Private Bank who focus primarily on Mexico and managed $30 billion. According to a memo obtained by InvestmentNews,...

UBS, after dumping the broker protocol, continues to see brokers come and go

March 15, 2018

When UBS Financial Services Inc. decided to leave the protocol for broker recruiting at the end of November, many in the industry believed it would have a chilling effect on broker movement at the wirehouse. That has not happened. Brokers continue...

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...

UBS shrinks recruiting costs in 2017, boosts adviser pay

March 9, 2018

In line with a shift in recruiting strategy, UBS Wealth Management Americas last year reduced the amount of money it spent on signing bonuses for new brokers, while at the same time increasing compensation for existing advisers. The firm reduced...

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,...

Broker protocol: Indecision over recruiting agreement is rampant

February 24, 2018

When Morgan Stanley exited an industry agreement late last year that makes it easier for brokers and advisers to move to new firms, it upended 14 years of peace among the largest brokerages. Thousands of retail brokers and wealth management...

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