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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


Warburg Pincus among private equity managers interested in acquiring Kestra Financial

Feb 15, 2019

Sources say Kestra is being valued at between $600 million and $800 million, about eight to 10 times EBITDA


Finra bars ex-MML broker who sold $3.5 million of Woodbridge Ponzi

Feb 14, 2019

Floyd Powell received $104,000 in commissions from the transactions


Ron Carson's firm sued by former client for $500,000

Feb 14, 2019

Arbitration claim accuses well-known adviser of actions that resulted in excessive fees


Commonwealth Financial, MassMutual strike software deal

Feb 13, 2019

MassMutual will license Commonwealth's proprietary adviser software, Advisor360


Ramped up tech spending has helped LPL recruit advisers

Feb 12, 2019

Firm expects to spend $135 million on technology this year, more than double what it spent four years ago


For Wells Fargo Advisors, finding new clients becoming difficult

Feb 12, 2019

New business is 'harder and harder' to bring in the door, says a senior executive


UBS dinged by Virginia after broker recommended gold and precious metals securities

Feb 8, 2019

The overconcentration of securities was not suitable for some clients, Virginia alleged


Finra sues broker who failed to report sexual conduct charge

Feb 7, 2019

James Paquette was sentenced last month to 10 years in jail


Hundreds of advisers with tens of billions in assets left Wall Street in 2018

Feb 6, 2019

Wirehouses continued to lose advisers last year, although at a slower pace


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

Feb 5, 2019

Wells Fargo Advisors, LPL Financial and Cetera Financial Group are dangling deals

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