Articles tagged "Pat Burns"


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Why a $3 billion UHNW team in Newport Beach bolted Merrill Lynch and what breakaway bugs are reading into it

The alternating carrot/whip spurs for wirehouse mega-teams has the breakaway buggy bolting along

October 6, 2015 — 5:30 PM UTC

Why legal experts expect radio personality and registered rep Dawn Bennett to be barred from the industry for what started as an exaggeration of AUM

In the great tradition of legal quagmires, the cover-up seems as much the issue as the original broadcasted misdeed

September 18, 2015 — 7:55 PM UTC

Why RIAs need to pay heed to a ruling that put a media star and advisor out of business -- and out $300,000

A judge ruled that Ray Lucia lacked the back-up to justify his hypothetical back-tests as the SEC pins a bull's eye on the strategy

July 19, 2013 — 4:00 AM UTC

FINRA is making dog whistle comments hinting its SRO ambitions still simmer

'Harmonization' comments by Richard Ketchum make all the talk of the group abandoning its RIA-oversight ambitions seem like bunk

March 18, 2013 — 5:20 AM UTC

Analysis: Beware of a FINRA bearing gifts for RIAs

The broker regulator takes another step towards ruling RIAs by making its arbitration process open to them

December 7, 2012 — 4:52 AM UTC

Cheat sheet on Wednesday's Bachus fracas

Not all Republicans were thrilled with the plan that would make FINRA king

June 8, 2012 — 3:51 AM UTC

How Glenn Neasham lost his house, was forced to go on food stamps and faces jail time after selling a senior an indexed annuity

The case of this Lake County, Calif. insurance agent gives pause to advisors and agents dealing with seniors -- and indexed annuities

April 4, 2012 — 4:36 AM UTC

How much should RIAs shake in their boots after the SEC punished three firms then put out a detailed press release?

Did the embattled agency go too far -- or not far enough?

November 30, 2011 — 5:50 AM UTC

Why one Merrill Lynch advisor needed to break away twice to become an RIA

Rahul Shah's first breakout attempt to Wachovia's FiNet fizzled and, his wife, Tejal Shah masterminded the second effort

February 22, 2011 — 6:23 AM UTC

TD Ameritrade's conference gives rise to 9 reasons for optimism about the RIA business

The industry is advancing across a wide swath; one sign is TD's self-assessment

February 7, 2011 — 3:05 PM UTC