Bank of America Granted Penalty Relief After SEC Compromise
The SEC has resolved an impasse over punishing Bank of America in a mortgage case, clearing the way for a $16.7 billion global settlement.
Snowden Lane Picks Up $270M Merrill Duo
This news follows the boutique firm’s recruiting of a UBS team in late September.
BofA Posts Small Q3 Loss; Merrill Reps Near $1.1M in Average Production
The wealth-management operations report a pretax profit of 27.4% on net income of $813 million.
12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q2 Earnings, 2014
Some of Wall Street’s major players still struggle with litigation expenses; many are finding ways to further boost their wealth results.
Merrill’s New Training Could Put Advisors in ‘Sticky’ Situation
The program is intended to help advisors with succession, but it could make it harder for advisors and clients to leave, Mark Elzweig says.
ThinkAdvisor’s 2014 Q2 Earnings Calendar for the Finance Sector
A list of Q2 earnings release dates for companies of interest to financial advisors and investors
BofA-Merrill Sees Weak Economy, Strong Stocks
Analysts compare poor growth to Luis Suarez's baffling bite of a player in the World Cup, but point to sectors that could see upside.
Merrill Taps Veteran Exec for Affluent Operations
Mike Bitterly returns to the Thundering Herd after work with BlackRock.
BofA-Merrill New Comp Plan: Good News, Bad News for Advisors
“There is a revision to the bonus plan that could make it actually harder to earn the initial amounts,” said a compensation consultant.
Morgan Stanley Nabs $5.5 Million Producers From Merrill, Barclays
The eight financial advisors also have nearly $780 million in combined client assets