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Will big recruiting bonuses move reps to these firms in 2019?

February 5, 2019

Seeking either to build on or create momentum with potential recruits, three large brokerage networks — Wells Fargo Advisors, LPL Financial and Cetera Financial Group — are beginning 2019 with substantial offers to lure brokers and financial...

LPL reports record recruiting year

February 1, 2019

LPL Financial set an annual record for the amount of assets that recruited advisers brought over to its platform last year, following rollback of a contentious recruiting policy and a shake-up within the recruiting unit. LPL recruited $27.3...

Bank of America offers free trades on Merrill Edge to drive loyalty

January 30, 2019

Bank of America is hoping to lure millions of banking customers into its rewards programs by offering commission-free online trading for stocks and exchange-traded funds. Commission-free trading for the bank's top-tier rewards programs has been...

Wells Fargo to implement new fee on advisory accounts

January 29, 2019

Wells Fargo Advisors is hitting clients with a new annual fee on advisory accounts that is roughly six basis points — equal to $590 per year on the average client with $1 million in advisory assets — according to a memo sent to the firm's...

The RIA space is hot, and brokers are on the move

January 26, 2019

After working for more than 25 years in the securities industry, first as a broker and then as a hybrid adviser, Nathan Bachrach dropped his Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. registration in 2012 and became a fee-only adviser. Mr....

Wells Fargo makes new attempt to repair its brand

January 25, 2019

Wells Fargo & Co. continues to try to spiff up its tattered brand, introducing a new marketing campaign Friday that will include a new look in promotional materials, including business cards and PowerPoint templates, used by 13,968 financial...

UBS saw decline in new client money in fourth quarter

January 22, 2019

As the market churned in the fourth quarter, UBS Group said on Tuesday that the amount of net new money in its wealth management business in the Americas declined by $3.6 billion in the final quarter of last year when compared with the same...

Morgan Stanley wealth management revenue falls 6% in fourth quarter

January 17, 2019

As the broad market churned and fell in the last three months of 2018, Morgan Stanley's wealth management group saw net revenue fall to $4.14 billion, a 6% decline from the same three months a year ago. In its earnings release, the company said...

Merrill Lynch's thundering herd reeled in 53,000 new clients in 2018

January 16, 2019

The recent shift in Merrill Lynch's pay plan for its thundering herd of brokers and financial advisers looks like it is paying off, as Merrill Lynch Wealth Management on Wednesday reported record annual revenues of $15.9 billion. Its 14,796...

Wells Fargo Advisors loses another 106 brokers in quarter, down 576 for the year

January 15, 2019

More than two years after scandals engulfed its parent bank, Wells Fargo Advisors continues to see advisers walk out the door. On Tuesday morning during its earnings report, Wells Fargo reported it had 13,968 financial advisers across its various...

RIA M&A sets another record in 2018

January 14, 2019

The financial market volatility that picked up in earnest last year was not enough to derail the pace of consolidation among registered investment advisers. Echelon Partners reported Monday that merger and acquisition activity in the RIA space...

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...

Bob Oros takes over as HighTower CEO

January 7, 2019

HighTower Advisors confirmed on Monday that industry veteran Bob Oros has taken over as CEO of the Chicago-based RIA consolidator. The news, which was originally reported in November, puts Mr. Oros at the head of a $60 billion wealth management...

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,...

Wells Fargo to pay states $575 million over sales practices

December 28, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co. will pay $575 million to settle state-level claims over the bank's sales practices. The settlement with 50 states and the District of Columbia announced Friday resolves state investigations into Wells Fargo's practices from...

Finra fines Morgan Stanley $10 million for lapses in anti-money laundering program

December 26, 2018

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. announced Wednesday that it fined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney $10 million for anti-money laundering program and supervisory failures that spanned a period of more than five years. FINRA found...

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...

Finra sues Ami Forte, one-time Morgan Stanley superstar broker

December 21, 2018

Former Morgan Stanley broker Ami Forte responded to a Finra lawsuit charging her with churning by arguing that the suit reflects the industry's longstanding discrimination against women. On Thursday, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority...

UBS sues Ohio National over lost variable annuity commissions

December 17, 2018

UBS has sued The Ohio National Life Insurance Co. and its subsidiaries for the insurer's new policy of ending adviser trail commissions on some variable annuity products. The wirehouse joins several other broker-dealers fighting the cessation...

Regional broker-dealers quietly making comeback now, but the future remains uncertain

December 15, 2018

The financial advice industry frequently focuses on the rise of registered investment advisers and the independent broker-dealer market when it talks about trends in the business. But quietly making a comeback are regional broker-dealers, firms...

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