Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire KMS Financial Services
Recruiter Jonathan Henschen said the deal surprised him but makes sense given Ladenburg's reputation for keeping acquired BDs intact.
Ladenburg Thalmann Buys Insurance Brokerage Highland for $42M
The acquisition of Highland gives Ladenburg's independent advisors greater access to insurance solutions for clients.
Securities America Buys BD Assets From Kansas City Life
The deal with Sunset Financial Services Inc. is expected to add 268 reps and about $2.4 billion in client assets to Securities America.
On Same-Sex Couples’ Money Matters, Confusion Reigns
Many same-sex married couples don’t talk about money, and many need advice on new laws, Wells Fargo says.
New Hire Roundup: Curian Capital Names Czaicki CIO
Also, the SEC brought in Stephanie Avakian as deputy director of enforcement.
20 Best & Worst States for Taxpayer Value
WalletHub’s study factors in infrastructure, education, health and three other categories of state government services.
7 Billionaires Pledge Half Their Wealth to Charity
Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky and a top hotel executive are among the latest crop of Giving Pledgers.
New Hire Roundup: FPA Welcomes David Brand Back to the Fold
Also this week, Securities America names a director of practice succession and acquisition and a new member for its recruiting team, while an SEC litigator joins WIlmerHale.
Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes
The IRS ruling applies regardless of whether a couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or in one that does not.
Marijuana Stock Scams on the Rise
Now that medical marijuana is legal in 19 states, FINRA warns investors that scammers are capitalizing on its popularity.