FINRA, SEC Wallop UBS Puerto Rico With $33.5M in Penalties Over Closed-End Funds
Company failed to ensure suitability for clients of Puerto Rican CEFs that were highly invested in Puerto Rican municipal bonds; branch manager and rep charged.
How to Make Your Firm a Social Media Juggernaut
Building your business through social media requires a coordinated effort. Here's how to set expectations and equip your firm's advisors to build your brand.
No Rules Yet, but Prepare Now
Regulatory issues that aren't getting the attention they need, argues MarketCounsel CEO Brian Hamburger.
The Changing Demographics of Advisors
If the American population is growing older, as it is, and more diverse, as it is, then is the advisor population changing as well?
Known (and Unknowable) Unknowns For Compliant Advisors
The SEC, FINRA, DOL — regulations and oversight come from all sides, and anticipating what's compliant today but won't be tomorrow is a tricky game.
AIG Advisor Group Adds Business Exec Ahead of Conference
Todd Fulks, formerly of FP Transitions, will oversee advisor succession planning and acquisition.
LPL-Affiliated RIA Merges With Bank-Focused Wealth Group
The deal gives some 500 IFP advisors acccess to a large number of bank clients and accounts, the two firms say.
LPL to Pay $3.2M Over Sales of Nontraded REITs, Leveraged ETFs
A settlement was reached with NASAA, Massachusetts and Delaware attorneys general.
Marcato Capital Takes 6.3% Stake in LPL
The hedge fund, known for its activist approach, thinks LPL's shares are undervalued.
Lebenthal Adds Co-CEO as Chief Takes Reins of Wealth Unit
Ex-Ally Bank CEO Barbara Yastine will join Alexandra Lebenthal in the top role as Frank Campanale steps down as wealth chief.