Merrill Taps Veteran Exec for Affluent Operations
Mike Bitterly returns to the Thundering Herd after work with BlackRock.
FINRA Wallops Merrill: $8M Fine, $24M in Restitution for Overbilling Charities, Small Businesses
Merrill sold the retirement plans more costly mutual fund share classes and failed to waive sales fees, FINRA said.
How Real Advisors Can Steal the Robo-Advisors’ Advantage
FlexScore, an in-depth financial scoring system, might help financial advisors get the robots to work for them.
12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q1 Earnings, 2014
This quarter saw surprising performance dips and peaks across the financial sector.
Wirehouse Fees & Commissions: Who’s on Top?
One big firm surpasses its rivals by a very comfortable margin when it comes to both advisor productivity and average AUM.
Merrill Nabs 2 Advisors, Wells Adds 5
The new Merrill team has $3 billion in assets, while each of Wells Fargo’s latest recruits produces more than $1 million in yearly fees and commissions.
BofA’s ‘Better Money Habits’ Program Can Be a Barometer for Advisors
By understanding what financial topics the general public is looking up, advisors can better anticipate where their clients need the most guidance.
JPMorgan Pledges $20M for Veteran Initiatives
JPMorgan Chase has pledged $20 million over the next five years to go to employment, education and housing programs for veterans and their families.
New Hire Roundup: Mercer Investments Adds 4
Also in personnel moves, Cathy Clauson joins AssetMark, and Tonnie Wybensinger joins the Financial Services Roundtable.
Ex-Bank of America CFO to Pay $7.5M Fine to New York
New York attorney general’s settlement with Joe Price over Merrill merger comes one month after $25 million deal with ex-Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis.