How Super OSJs Bring Innovation to Broker-Dealers
While broker-dealer management is distracted by heavy-handed regulation, BD producer groups (aka super OSJs) are providing multiple new benefits to reps.
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.
Cetera, LPL, Ladenburg Losing Appetite for M&A, Their Execs Say
After long acquisition sprees in recent years, execs from Ladenburg, LPL and Cetera express little interest in more BD deals at FSI OneVoice.
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?