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Naureen Hassan is back on the 'digital' Wall Street brokerage track after a year as a bank executive.
July 16, 2022 at 1:35 AM

Danny Sarch: Has anyone pointed out how ironic it is that LPL was owned by private equity?

LPL Financial markets itself as a savior to reps at 14 IBD firms under the 'precarious' spell of private equity investors, despite its own private equity past

Recruiters pan rhetoric of the Fort Mill, S.C.-based independent broker-dealer for willfully talking past the heavy hand of private equity in their pre-IPO years -- and their own retention and service challenges

October 1, 2018 at 6:20 AM

Dan Arnold: Our principle here is to use our strength in a more agile way.

LPL shares skyrocket near to $72 after signaling to Wall Street a cheaper, better way to lure assets and advisors

The Fort Mill, S.C.-based firm may cut salaries and commissions to recruiters and give advisors more benefits directly

May 22, 2018 at 4:12 PM

David Poole: We’ve got clients who engage with us across Merrill Lynch and in Merrill Edge self-directed accounts. That’s one of our fastest growing segments where clients are using both.

Merrill Edge eases Bank of America's transition to a post-wirehouse world

The Charlotte super bank's plan to add 600 branches builds on success but recruiters say lingering tension between Merrill and Merrill Edge advisors is more of a factor than the bank admits

April 3, 2018 at 8:32 PM

Bill Willis: The code of conduct at Morgan Stanley is embedded in compliance manual. I’m sure it could find a page, a paragraph, a sentence that would justify his termination.

Morgan Stanley mega-producer's fate in Oregon may become #MeToo movement litmus test on Wall Street after New York Times report

The charges against Douglas Greenberg of egregious and unlawful behavior aren't compliance- or even MS-employee related, making them 'gray area' infractions, says a source

April 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Dan Arnold: This will allow our advisors to spend more time with their clients and grow their business.

LPL Financial pushes toward full-service-on-tap model with its 'virtual' play -- running some real risks in the process

With virtual, digital and OSJ firms making headway, CEO Dan Arnold's move may amend LPL business model or, one recruiter says, be a sop to Wall Street analysts hungering for a new angle

February 20, 2018 at 8:58 PM

Marc Shachtman: Affiliating with HighTower was unequivocally the right choice.

HighTower hooks a 'rare' Miami catch of a JP Morgan Private Bank stripe at a crucial moment

As sales chatter hits a fever pitch on the conference cocktail party circuit, the Chicago roll-up affiliates with a white shoe recruit and gains some needed business-as-usual credibility

October 5, 2017 at 11:23 PM

Bank of America is finally remaking Merrill Lynch in a Charlotte-streamlined way -- clean with low overhead.

Merrill Lynch's second act for RIA reinvention is revealed but may yield 'field day' for classic RIAs in the short term

The wirehouse's mothballing of mega-bonuses, directed from Charlotte, removes giant impediment to poaching but may lay groundwork for nationwide, talent-nurturing virtual RIA

May 26, 2017 at 7:04 PM

Ron Carson: I have never lost that continued drive to fix things that some might say were not broken.

One effect of Ron Carson's exit from LPL after 27 years: His firm disclosed the use of forgivable loans to the SEC

Carson Wealth Management is both an advisor and an advisor platform and Carson says neither he nor his firm 'took a check' in any form

March 3, 2017 at 10:46 PM

Brian Cooke with brother Chris: Normally when you leave it’s in the middle of the night and not out the front door.

Wells Fargo $1.7 billion 'Profit-Formula' group executes breakaway with help and of ... Wells Fargo

Cooke Financial Group of Indianapolis left the wirehouse in a broad daylight, front door exit with some diligent help of from their bosses

December 2, 2016 at 12:19 AM

Andy Sieg could preside over commission elimination for brokers handling non-retirement investments.

Using DOL as cover, Bank of America cuts the Merrill Lynch bull as it adds a robo, stops paying brokers to stick around and kicks John Thiel upstairs

The Charlotte, N.C.-based lending giant bagged the Wall Street beast in 2009 when the price was right -- now it's cutting off its traditional food supply

October 18, 2016 at 10:41 PM

Christopher Norton: By working with the advisor and not the institution directly, the clients may perceive that they are protected from the shenanigans.

FiNet welcomes six wirehouse defectors at the apex of a withering Wells Fargo bank scandal that 'has legs'

Wells Fargo Advisors and FiNet ADVs warn of some cross-selling as RIAs eye Wells Fargo to see if the only wirehouse attempt to support independents will succeed, fail or end in confusion

September 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Paul Pagnato: Elliot and Michael did the right thing.

After chats with Phyllis Borzi, a flagship HighTower team executes a 'deliberate' breakaway to form a $2.5-billion RIA

Citing post-DOL-rule concerns about serving their super-rich clientle and hungering for more alternative alternatives, Paul Pagnato and David Karp have ankled the captive brokerage world but are keeping ties to the Chicago roll-up

June 1, 2016 at 9:00 PM

All eyes shouldn’t be on Kellehner to see if he succeeds -- they should be on James Gorman [pictured] to see if he survives.

What the deletion of no-drama Greg Fleming bodes for Morgan Stanley, wirehouses and CEO James Gorman

Moves leading up to the 52-year-old Yalie's departure, made under duress, removed the CEO's chief rival and chief heat shield

January 14, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Sara Botkin [with father Les and brother Lester]: We learned that it became a fireable offense to refer clients to other banks.

This father-daughter-son team survived 9/11 but divorced Wall Street altogether 14 years later

The trigger was a demand by Morgan Stanley to sign a bank contract but there was much more that led the practice to LPL OSJ, Private Advisor Group

April 7, 2015 at 5:17 PM

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