Securities America Wraps Up $2.5B Insurance Acquisition
The latest deal brings the IBD to more than 200 advisors and an OSJ that sells variable insurance products.
Focus Adds $1.4B RIA in Chicago Area
Meanwhile, Securities America recruits three FAs, one from Wells Fargo and another from LPL Financial.
SEC Panel Backs Broader Definition of Accredited Investor
Investor committee recommends ways SEC can modernize definition for buyers of Reg D offerings; Chairwoman White vows to make “real progress.”
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 4: Women and the Aging Advisor
The Broker-Dealers of the Year explore how they bring in younger advisors and female advisors, and how the aging advisor workforce can be reversed.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 3: SEC Imposes Fiduciary Standard on Reps
How would top BDs handle this scenario? "In many ways," says Eric Schwartz of Cambridge, "we're in a fiduciary world already."
The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year: The Rules
To be eligible, a broker-dealer had to be nominated by at least 10% of the producing reps reported in the 2014 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 1: Must BDs Acquire to Grow?
In an age of consolidation, what questions do independent broker-dealer leaders ask when a competitor comes up for sale? And do IBDs really need to acquire to grow their firms? Is there another way?
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 2: Keeping Your Top Producers
How do broker-dealer leaders respond when a top producer asks for a product that the compliance deparment doesn’t like?
Announcing the 2014 Investment Advisor Broker-Dealers of the Year
In 24th annual voting by their own independent BD reps, Prospera Financial, Questar Capital, The Investment Center and Cambridge Investment Research lead the pack.
Schorsch's RCS Rebrands IBD Unit, Stays With Pershing
The unit, renamed Cetera Financial, will include expanded marketing platform and consulting services, Cetera CEO Larry Roth said.