Commonwealth CEO Upbeat on DOL Fiduciary, ‘RIA-zation’
Wayne Bloom and other execs highlight the growth of the firm’s indie advisors at a national event in San Diego.
TD Ameritrade Is Nearly Tripling Its Commission-Free ETF Offerings
The expanded platform includes products from eight ETF providers, such as iShares and State Street.
HighTower Nabs $500M JPMorgan Team, $230M Merrill Rep: Recruiting Roundup
Also, Wells Fargo attracts two Morgan Stanley reps with $370 million; Cetera adds new bank client with $225 million.
Raymond James to Grab $5B Clearing Client From Pershing
It also recruited a husband-and-wife team from Merrill Lynch with some $160 million in assets.
RBC Taps New Wealth Consulting Chief
Nate Angelo comes on board one week after the wealth firm tapped a new head of recruiting.
LPL Makes Retirement Plan Push With FAs
Retirement Partners head Bill Beardsley and national sales chief Andy Kalbaugh are hoping to bring more LPL reps and ex-NPH advisors into the fold.
Former Wells Fargo Exec Acquires Part of $800M FiNet Team
In other news, Focus Financial helps two partner firms complete merger deals.
Fidelity Institutional Names Durbin President
Michael Durbin is now in charge of clearing, custody, trading and other programs for RIAs, BDs and related institutions.
RBC Wealth Grabs Rival’s Top Recruiter
Michael Parker was an executive vice president and chief development officer for HighTower Advisors.
Lost and Found in Translation
We’re pleased to focus on the phenomenal growth of the RIA business model, as witnessed and cultivated by Pershing Advisor Solutions CEO Mark Tibergien, in this month's cover story.