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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


No bonuses to advisers in Ladenburg Thalmann, Advisor Group deal

Nov 12, 2019

But they will see extras in services, including trusts and insurance marketing, management says


Advisor Group buying Ladenburg Thalmann, creating giant IBD

Nov 11, 2019

The combined companies will be home to nine broker-dealers, over $450 billion in assets and nearly 11,500 advisers


As Ladenburg Thalmann explores sale, one of its B-Ds is hit with GPB investor complaints

Nov 8, 2019

A half-dozen clients of Triad Advisors filed arbitration claims last quarter totaling $1.65 million


Focus Financial is "the only game in town" for RIA M&A, says CEO Rudy Adolf

Nov 7, 2019

Mr. Adolf likes what he sees at Focus, questions the strategy of competition


Merrill Lynch to sweeten the pot for retiring advisers who stick around

Nov 6, 2019

Merrill will boost what it pays advisers who commit in 2021 to 'client transition program'


Lawsuit claims GPB a Ponzi, riven with conflicts and self-dealing

Nov 6, 2019

Attorneys say investment firm's returns to investors came from new investors, not from business operations


Wife of barred broker helped him produce $6 million in commissions: Finra

Nov 4, 2019

Regulator suspends Kim Kopacka and an associate for enabling the securities business of Tim Kopacka


Unexpected ripples in Schwab aftershock

Nov 4, 2019

LPL Financial shares dipped 9.5% over that period


What zero commissions mean for B-Ds

Nov 2, 2019

Does eliminating commissions add to the downward pressure on advisory fees?


Advisor Group, Cetera Financial seen as potential buyers of Ladenburg Thalmann

Nov 1, 2019

Ladenburg should command a price of at least $1 billion, based on its enterprise value

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