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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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Unexpected ripples in Schwab aftershock

Nov 4, 2019

LPL Financial shares dipped 9.5% over that period

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What zero commissions mean for B-Ds

Nov 2, 2019

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

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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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