Morgan Stanley Tops Q1 Estimates; Wealth Unit Boosts Profits
The firm's advisor headcount fell below 16,000 advisors, but production rose to nearly $960,000.
Hearsay Social’s New Curated Content Tool Moves Beyond Finance
The tool lets advisors access preapproved content on everything from lifestyle news to sports in order to help build a brand that reflects their personality.
Wells Adds 5 Reps as Raymond James Grabs One of Its FAs
In other news, U.S. Trust shares the names of its latest recruits, and two divorce-focused groups merge.
Merrill Grabs $3.1M Team From UBS in Palm Beach
The veteran group includes four advisors with about $500 million in client assets.
Best Social Media Approach Is a Flexible One: SIFMA Panel
At a SIFMA event, reps from several broker-dealers share how they target specific clients and broadly reach out to prospects.
Stifel-Sterne Agee Deal Is a Go for $150M
The merged firm should have more than 2,830 advisors and $200 billion in client assets.
Stifel Moves to Buy Sterne Agee: Reports
The reported deal means Stifel could soon top 3,000 total advisors and $200 billion in client assets.
Merrill Lands $1.4B Ex-Morgan Stanley Team, Advisor
Meanwhile, LPL-affiliated Stratos Wealth recruits a former Morgan Stanley team and an ex-Wells Fargo rep.
UBS Cites FA Recruitment Pay for Q4’s Profit Drop in Americas
Average advisor fees and commissions went up, though, topping Merrill’s for the quarter.
How to Fill in the 401(k) Results Gap
Advisors will find that most retirement savers don't own the best available funds.