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Bruce Kelly

Senior Columnist, Independent Broker-Dealers and Wirehouses

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A former middle school and high school English teacher, Bruce Kelly started at InvestmentNews in 2000 as the brokerage reporter after a two-year stint at sister publication Pensions & Investments. He writes a bi-weekly, award winning column, On Advice, and covers the independent broker-dealer industry.

Recent Articles


Finra bars ex-Wells Fargo Advisors broker who just lost arbitration over loan

Nov 16, 2018

Terrence R. Puricelli was fired in 2016 over concerns of the accuracy of notes in the firm's system


Auditor walks away from private placement firm GPB Capital

Nov 14, 2018

A change in auditors can be perceived as a red flag by many investors


Waddell & Reed will no longer lease office space for many of its brokers

Nov 14, 2018

Firm is boosting adviser payout to compensate for increased office expenses and investing savings in enhancements such as new technology


Commonwealth Financial Network to launch parallel business for RIAs

Nov 13, 2018

Firm wants to help brokers shifting to fee-only business, and compete with custodians such as Schwab in technology and practice management


Finra bars another wirehouse broker involved in expense report snafu

Nov 12, 2018

The ex-Morgan Stanley broker in 2016 resigned when questioned about a $273 expense


Step one: Withdraw from the broker protocol

Nov 10, 2018

Pulling out of the protocol proved to be one part of multipronged strategies by Morgan Stanley and UBS to reduce broker attrition. So far, their plans seem to be working


Broker-dealer CEO sees rapid escalation of brokers abandoning commissions in favor of fees

Nov 9, 2018

Commonwealth Financial's Wayne Bloom says brokers are turning in their Finra licenses and going fee-only

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Commonwealth advisers turning to private equity

Nov 8, 2018

IBD's advisers have invested $70 million of client money in PE funds over the past two years


Merrill Lynch to focus team pay on digital, online areas

Nov 6, 2018

Wirehouse is attempting to promote online engagement of clients by rewarding advisers who make it happen

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Jay Welker, Wells Fargo head of wealth management, to retire

Nov 6, 2018

Mr. Welker and his division are reportedly being investigated for gender bias

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