What Advisors May Not Know About the DOL Fiduciary Rule
Pension law attorney Marcia Wagner lays out not just the basics of the rule but some details that may surprise you.
Morgan Stanley Group Breaks Away to Partner With Rival
Six veteran reps left the wirehouse to own their practice and affiliate with Wells Fargo FiNet.
Recruiting Roundup: Dynasty Nabs Wirehouse Exec to Head Investments
In other news, Wells Fargo recruits an advisor from a rival firm, but loses one to boutique group.
BlackRock’s FutureAdvisor Announces Another Partner for Its Robo-Advisor Platform
BlackRock’s FutureAdvisor platform is adding an automated investing option for clients of U.S. Bancorp Investments.
6 Ways Advisors Can Protect Against 401(k) Lawsuits
MarketCounsel CEO Brian Hamburger talks about how advisors can limit liability as the lawsuits against 401(k) and 403(b) plans proliferate.
Fidelity Launches Global Real Estate Fund; iSectors Adds Growth ETF
The Fidelity real estate fund launch is timed to coincide with a change in the S&P 500 that makes real estate a stand-alone sector.
What's Keeping BD Execs Up at Night
The wirehouse firms report more than earnings each quarter.
12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q2 Earnings, 2016
Like in Q1, profits for financial firms generally moved in the same direction, with one exception.
Morgan Stanley Reaches $4.7M Settlement With State of Mississippi
Investors at its Ridgeland branch, where client risk tolerance data was entered incorrectly, will get $4.2 million.
Recruiting Roundup: Dynasty, Triad Pick Up Large Advisor Groups
Meanwhile, Merrill Lynch & U.S. Trust report their newest registered reps.