Looking Under the Hood of Alternative Bond Funds
Different funds have radically different strategies and management arrangements, experts share.
Snowden Lane Picks Up $270M Merrill Duo
This news follows the boutique firm’s recruiting of a UBS team in late September.
Wells Fargo Adds 2 Reps, Boosts Overall Headcount in Q3
The third-biggest wirehouse says its client assets total $1.4 trillion.
Morgan Stanley Recruits 5 Advisors; Merrill Adds Team
The wirehouses each add registered reps from rival firms with more than $500 million in client assets.
Morgan Stanley Q3 Profits Jump 87%; Wealth Unit Improves Margins to 22%
The wirehouse reps’ average fees and commissions top $930,000 but remain behind Merrill FAs’.
New DOL Fiduciary Rule Will Hurt Retirees, Panelists Say
While consumer advocates favor compelling brokers to act in a client’s best interest, much of the financial lobby is dead-set against them.
Imminent End of QE in U.S. Spooks Global Fund Managers
Fund managers’ confidence that the global economy would strengthen over the next 12 months plummeted to its lowest level in two years in October, a Merrill survey says.
Krawcheck Calmly Rips Microsoft CEO Over Comments on Women
Krawcheck criticizes Satya Nadella’s advice that women shouldn’t ask for raises but should rely on “karma” instead.
Focus, Dynasty Add Teams; Morgan Stanley Grabs 4 FAs With $660M
Boutique firms continue to attract registered reps, including some from the wirehouse firms.
Health Trumps Financial Security for Retirees
Good health is more crucial to a happy retirement than financial security or family and friends, according to a study by Merrill and Age Wave.