Merrill to Pay FINRA $6 Million Over Reg SHO Violations
FINRA said Monday that it had fined Merrill's clearing and BD arms for not ensuring that fail-to-deliver positions in short sales were properly closed out.
Snowden Lane Picks Up $270M Merrill Duo
This news follows the boutique firm’s recruiting of a UBS team in late September.
Wells Fargo’s Wimbish: Navigating the 30-Year Retirement
Wells Fargo retail retirement director Karen Wimbish on guiding clients not just to retirement, but through it, and the firm's new Income Center.
Wells Fargo Adds 2 Reps, Boosts Overall Headcount in Q3
The third-biggest wirehouse says its client assets total $1.4 trillion.
Morgan Stanley Recruits 5 Advisors; Merrill Adds Team
The wirehouses each add registered reps from rival firms with more than $500 million in client assets.
Morgan Stanley Q3 Profits Jump 87%; Wealth Unit Improves Margins to 22%
The wirehouse reps’ average fees and commissions top $930,000 but remain behind Merrill FAs’.
DOL Advisor Crackdown Is ‘Out of Control’: Benefits Lawyer
The DOL conducted more than 3,600 audits of qualified retirement plans last year. Settlements related to violations totaled $1.7 billion in plan reimbursements and fines.
The Bizarre Recruiting Case of Alfonso Montoya
A $150 million book of business Wells Fargo promised him never materialized — and then the wirehouse took him to arbitration.
Hacked: What to Do When Cybercriminals Hit Your Firm
Cybersecurity is a constant threat, and considering how attractive a target a financial firm is, especially if it serves high-net-worth clients, advisors should be prepared for the worst.
Enforcement Roundup: FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley for Failures to Supervise Advisor Program
In other action, Massachusetts charges couple with fraud in real estate ventures.