How LIBOR Settlement Could Hurt UBS
UBS, which has more than 7,000 advisors in the Americas, recently agreed to pay more than $1.5 billion over LIBOR manipulation and related charges. Will its troubles drive away clients and recruits?
Morgan Stanley Bonus Deferment Seen as Warning Shot
The plan does not affect financial advisors this year, but could be a sign of things to come industrywide, experts say.
UBS Reps & LIBOR Woes: ‘A Bit Exhausting,’ Says Expert
Plus, the latest scandal won't be the last for the firm—or for the industry, points out Chip Roame.
Morgan Stanley’s 2013 Advisor Comp Plan Seen as Good for Medium Term
New stock ownership and other shifts may not help in the short run, experts say, but provide benefit as time passes.
The State of Investor Trust, or Distrust, Fiduciary and the CFP Board
Is the argument over a fiduciary standard for all advice-givers, and the CFP Board's position on a fiduciary standard for CFPs, missing the bigger point?
Joint Venture Drops Smith Barney
Morgan Stanley says that its U.S. wealth management business is now branded Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM).
What’s Driving Industry Shifts?
The number of wirehouse advisors and their asset base continues to drop, says a report released by Cerulli Associates on Monday.
Morgan Stanley Drops Smith Barney From Name
“The name change was not unexpected,” said a recruiter. “Finally, we have the culmination of what was not a joint venture, but a takeover.”
Morgan Stanley, Citi Strike Deal on MSSB
Morgan Stanley and Citigroup have agreed on the valuation to be used in pricing Morgan Stanley’s purchase of the remaining stake in the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture: $13.5 billion for the full business, which includes close to 17,000 advisors.
Top 10 Indie BDs With Best-Producing Advisors
Investment Advisor magazine’s 2012 BD Reference Guide helps sort and rank IBDs in five major categories, with AdvisorOne here highlighting 10 by the annual gross production of their advisors.