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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,...

LPL reels in $275 million team from Securities America

October 9, 2018

LPL Financial said on Tuesday that it recently snagged a team of eight advisers based in Colorado with close to $275 million in brokerage and advisory assets from rival Securities America Inc., one of the broker-dealers in the Ladenburg Thalmann...

Is the worst over for Wells Fargo Advisors?

September 29, 2018

After six years as a broker with Wells Fargo Advisors, Michael Landsberg parted company with the firm this past summer. And while the prime reason was a chance to start his own registered investment advisory firm, Mr. Landsberg acknowledged...

Will Merrill Lynch leave the broker recruiting protocol?

September 25, 2018

Will Merrill Lynch leave the broker recruiting protocol? This is, by far, the question I have been asked most frequently during 2018. Let's examine the issues. In the fourth quarter of 2017, both UBS and Morgan Stanley departed the protocol,...

Another veteran recruiter walks away from LPL

September 18, 2018

Another veteran recruiter has walked out the door at LPL Financial, with veteran David Symecko last week moving to Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions. LPL has long been considered an industry powerhouse when it comes to recruiting and has...

LPL nabs $300 million firm from Cetera Financial

September 17, 2018

LPL Financial has recruited a $300 million advisory firm from Cetera Financial Group. Multop Financial, based in Bellingham, Wash., was founded in 1976 by Air Force veteran Phillip Multop. Today, the firm includes three financial advisers, three...

Raymond James nabs $203 million team from Morgan Stanley

September 11, 2018

O'Neill Wealth Management, a Mount Laurel, N.J.-based advisory firm with $203 million in client assets, has left Morgan Stanley to join Raymond James & Associates, the firm's employee broker-dealer. The advisory firm is comprised of a team of...

Secrets Behind Success: For RIAs, having the right talent requires diligence and investing in the future

August 21, 2018

Few business challenges are as persistently difficult as trying to bring the right people into an organization to achieve important goals. The talent challenge extends across industries, economic cycles, international boundaries – and eons...

LPL recruiters jump to Ameriprise bank broker

August 17, 2018

Ameriprise Financial Inc. is bolstering its presence in the bank broker market, this week snagging two recruiters from rival LPL Financial. The two, Justin Quillen and Iain Balfour, moved their securities registration to Investment Professionals...

As adviser headcount rises at Raymond James, so does the cost of recruiting

July 26, 2018

Raymond James Financial Inc. continues to enjoy strong recruiting of financial advisers across its channels, reporting a 6% increase year-over-year — a net gain of 434 advisers, according to its quarterly earnings release. At the end of June,...

Cetera brokers may go elsewhere with no stay bonuses on horizon

July 20, 2018

Will they stay or will they go? That's the question facing Cetera Financial Group's 8,000 brokers and advisers now that they know the company has no intention of offering them retention bonuses to stay on with new owner Genstar Capital. That...

No 'stay bonuses' for Cetera Financial Group reps

July 19, 2018

Cetera Financial Group has no plans to give extra pay to its 8,000 brokers and financial adviser in the form of "stay bonuses" after the company said on Tuesday it had sold a majority stake to Genstar Capital, a private equity firm. Stay bonuses...

Morgan Stanley CEO is happy that brokers are staying put

July 18, 2018

James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, loves life at his firm eight months after it dumped an industry agreement called the protocol for broker recruiting, which makes it easier for advisers to leave to join another broker-dealer. For decades,...

State court ruling on broker protocol could greatly affect job seekers

July 3, 2018

Financial advisers counting on an industry pact to switch jobs safely with clients in tow could run into obstacles after a ruling by a Georgia state court last week. The decision, involving advisers who jumped to Morgan Stanley from Aprio Wealth...

LGBTQ advisers and clients would welcome this approach

June 28, 2018

Even for firms that have embraced the value of increasing diversity, making the workplace LGBTQ-friendly has an added challenge of visibility. Unlike gender and race, sexual orientation isn't as visibly obvious and probably wouldn't come up...

Ex-Waddell & Reed manager finds success recruiting advisers from old firm

June 11, 2018

A former Waddell & Reed branch manager who left a few years ago to launch a hybrid firm has successfully been recruiting financial advisers from his old company as it continues to grapple with turnover in senior management, a shrinking number...

After firms dump protocol, advisers show reluctance to make a move

June 5, 2018

Last fall, Morgan Stanley and UBS Wealth Management Americas left an agreement among brokerage firms that allowed brokers and advisers to take a limited amount of client information to a new employer without being sued. Called the Protocol for...

LPL loses broker-dealer business of $915 million hybrid to Private Client Services

June 4, 2018

RFG Advisory, a hybrid firm based in Birmingham, Ala., whose RIA arm manages $915 million, has switched its broker-dealer affiliation from LPL Financial to Private Client Services. According to its website, the hybrid has $817 million in brokerage...

UBS latest to make push for young, diverse advisers

May 22, 2018

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that 20 young advisers had completed UBS' general adviser training program. That is the number that have started the program.​ UBS Wealth Management Americas is the latest firm...

Unlimited vacation time: a nice perk no one expects you'll use

May 21, 2018

Moving into the summer season, the idea of unlimited vacation time might be the ideal recruiting tool for some advisory firms. But when it comes to actually taking that time off, it's often the unwritten rules that matter most. "Offering unlimited...

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