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Hire new college grads, and help plan for the future of your firm

June 11, 2019

Do you have a plan for the future of your firm? Mentoring new college grads is a great answer. Each year, our colleges and universities produce over 2.5 million graduates. Most, obviously, aren't ever hired by investment advisers and financial...

Greg Fleming, Rockefeller Capital spending big on recruits

May 21, 2019

Greg Fleming's Rockefeller Capital Management is making a splash in the market to recruit veteran wirehouse financial advisers, offering lucrative recruiting deals that could equal three times or more of advisers' annual production. Industry...

Wirehouses are losing the war for client assets

May 8, 2019

As a headhunter, I tend to define the war for assets in the wealth management industry in terms of where advisers leave and where they go. And the industry follows that very closely, too, since it is interesting and newsworthy when large teams...

LPL's recruiting starts the year where it left off in 2018

May 3, 2019

LPL Financial in the first quarter picked up where it left off in 2018, reporting after the market close Thursday that it added $7.1 billion in recruited asssets in the first three months of the year. That's more than one quarter of LPL's total...

Raymond James adds advisers in first quarter, but warns of possible slowdown

April 25, 2019

Raymond James Financial Inc. continues to attract advisers to its various private client group channels, reporting a net gain of 47, or less than 1%, in the first quarter and 258, or 3.4%, in the past 12 months. The firm has 7,862 advisers....

Headcount at Wells Fargo Advisors continues to slide

April 12, 2019

The two-and-a-half-year trend of brokers and financial advisers leaving Wells Fargo Advisors accelerated in the first quarter, although the company is saying internally and externally that it is starting the year with good results in recruiting...

Finra guidance could help departing reps hang onto clients

April 11, 2019

Brokers leaving firms could more easily hang on to their clients and avoid being disparaged by their former employers under recent Finra guidance. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. issued a regulatory notice last week that told...

Hiring young advisers: You can't start too early

April 8, 2019

The talent shortage is one of the biggest challenges our industry is currently facing, so it's no surprise that finding and recruiting the right talent were top of mind for attendees at TD Ameritrade Institutional's annual adviser conference,...

Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers: The research and the data

April 1, 2019

As InvestmentNews celebrates its second class of Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers, we'd like to use the opportunity to shed some light on the practices that play the biggest role in setting the Best Places apart from the competition...

Regional firms provide an alternative to wirehouses

March 27, 2019

"Independence is not for everyone." So said my friend, a senior brokerage firm executive, after reading my last column on corporate culture. And, of course, he is right. While going independent with a registered investment adviser or an independent...

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, strategies are better than intentions

March 16, 2019

As the investment management and financial advisory industry seeks to attract and retain a more diverse mix of talent, a consensus has emerged on the importance of early engagement, pipeline building, mentoring and development of contemporary...

LPL's record recruiting year came with a cost — signing bonuses skyrocketed in 2018

March 15, 2019

LPL Financial last month reported a record amount of assets recruited to its platform last year. In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the firm revealed that those assets came with a cost — recruiting bonuses on its...

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....

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...

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