In the middle of one of the most challenging times in the industry's history, how are independent broker/dealers coping? The leaders of 67 of the...
Is Consolidation Finally Here?
In what could be further evidence of consolidation in the independent broker/dealer space--or of the enhanced value that winning Investment Advisor's Broker/Dealer of the Year...
Securian to Acquire Capital Financial Group/H. Beck
In what could be further evidence of consolidation in the independent broker/dealer space--or of the enhanced value that winning Investment Advisor's Broker/Dealer of the Year brings to honorees--another mid-sized independent B/D has been acquired by one of its larger brethren.
A Matter of Life and Health
Health insurance: we all need it, and though we may sometimes think of the premiums as just one more tax on our income, nobody really...
Reps interested in moving to another B/D should consider compliance when they make their choices. Dennis Kaminski, chief compliance officer at Mutual Service Corp., suggests...
Red Tape, Red Ink?
Corporate malfeasance. After-hours trading. Mutual fund misdeeds. Breakpoints. A market that lost more than 40% of its value in the last three years. Rampant consumer...
Best of the Bunch
In evaluating a mutual fund or any potential investment, the prudent advisor always looks at the track record of the investment. The longer it is,...
The Virtues of Independence
Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. takes pride in being an independent broker/dealer. While other firms have sold out to huge financial services firms like AIG and...