Articles tagged "Merrill Lynch"


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Raymond James looks to extend its RIA roll-up success with FallLine deal that gets John Straus off the start-up schneid

The St. Petersburg, Fla.-based broker-dealer connected with Steward and this time it gets play at making gains in two weak areas -- serving RIAs and ultra high net worth investors

July 13, 2017 — 9:04 PM UTC

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 — 7:04 PM UTC

Where RIABiz's view of RIAs as oases-of-ethics bumps up against the Merrill Lynch & Co. mirage -- and why that mirage is still so effective

Fiduciary watchdog Knut Rostad warns that RIAs must zealously expose wirehouses tricked out in best-interests-of-the-investor drag

January 6, 2017 — 6:33 PM UTC

Commonwealth Financial to dump commission business for IRA and 401(k) accounts

Overcoming a 'challenging decision culturally,' Wayne Bloom pulls the trigger ahead of IBD rivals for his Waltham, Mass.-based broker-dealer

October 24, 2016 — 10:47 PM UTC

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 — 10:41 PM UTC

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 — 7:15 PM UTC

First Republic's $70B-plus RIA roll-up loses four top executives as its contract with Luminous team ticks down

Sources say another Great Hou-Sear Escape could be in the offing based on the team's clannish ways when it comes to technology

August 8, 2016 — 8:10 PM UTC

LPL invites 180 of its bigger-book reps to Dana Point as part of its latest Fortigent-fortified bid to move upmarket

Attendees said fast-talking presenters belied LPL's aspirations but perhaps bolstered its claim that the hoi polloi won't be forgotten

May 5, 2016 — 8:04 PM UTC

How the mastermind of the Luminous Capital breakaway is parlaying his cloak-and-dagger skills into 'Pure Financial Independence'

With his wife, Larissa, as sidearm, Matt Sonnen seeks to fulfill a niche for a service level between John Furey and Shirl Penney

January 19, 2016 — 8:38 PM UTC

20 months in: A field dispatch from an advisor who started an RIA in a strange city with no clients

After stints as a Beverly Hills broker for Merrill and a salesman for Schwab, the Navy veteran went deep into academia to learn his trade

December 23, 2015 — 7:49 PM UTC

What Merrill Lynch was able to strip away from breakaway RIA Cardan Capital and why the advisors made the 'tactical' decision to let go

These Denver-based advisors achieved a rarefied status at BoA's broker-dealer as money manager and wealth manager before deciding to bolt

December 1, 2015 — 7:46 PM UTC

At Morningstar, Sallie Krawcheck blasts her own [presumably ex-] financial advisor -- and herself

What the serial ex-wirehouse chief left dangling was her future and whether she will launch a Ellevate robo for women

June 26, 2015 — 4:16 PM UTC

First Republic buys an eight-year-old RIA for $115 million

The BoA spin-off gets Paul Tramontano's Constellation Wealth Advisors and its $6.1 billion of assets

June 17, 2015 — 4:12 PM UTC

JP Morgan gets a 39-page blasting of its corroded culture and ground lost to Silicon Valley robos -- authored by its CEO Jamie Dimon

The letter to shareholders by Wall Street's sultan shows uncharacteristic humility but some analysts question the missive's sincerity

May 28, 2015 — 6:41 PM UTC

After leaving Northern Trust and later joining HighTower, Margaret Towle departs, cools her heels and lands at Merrill Lynch

The unusual instance may validate Wall Street's insistence that some advisors belong in their camp

December 18, 2014 — 8:23 PM UTC