Merrill Opens ‘Pandora’s Box’ With Shift on Commissions: Analysts
KBW weighs in on what moving away from a fee-only approach could mean for recruiting, operations and legal issues.
Merrill Reconsiders Commissions on Some Retirement Accounts
Wealth chief Andy Sieg, though, tells the Thundering Herd that restrictions “remain in place, including [those] on mutual funds.”
Janney, Raymond James Grab Merrill Reps: Recruiting Roundup
The broker-dealers are set to add more than $285 million in assets in New York and Kentucky.
Recruiting Scene: Wirehouses Lose a Few, Win a Few
Focus adds a breakaway group, Raymond James picks up a trio, and Morgan Stanley nabs a high-net-worth team.
11 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q4 Earnings, 2016
Earnings growth in the financial sector has been robust so far, according to LPL’s CIO Burt White.
Merrill Trims Fees for Some Clients With Less Than $1M
The cuts could bring charges down to roughly 2.2% of assets, saving clients some $5,000 a year.
Retirement: life’s most expensive purchase
A new report from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave says the average cost of retirement is 2.5 times that of the average house.
$700M Morgan Stanley Team Moves to Raymond James Indie Group
Steward Partners opens a new office in Florida with six breakaway brokers that have nearly $6 million in annual fees and commissions.
Morgan Stanley Grabs $4.6M Merrill Team
The recruiting news comes as the rival wirehouses take divergent paths with their post-fiduciary rule strategies.
HighTower Nabs $1B Breakaway Duo in New York: Recruiting Roundup
Meanwhile, RBC adds a pair from Merrill Lynch in Minneapolis with $1 million in yearly fees and commissions.