FINRA to Mull Broker Compensation Disclosure Rule
December Board meeting will consider several rule proposals and amendments, chief among them a proposal that would require broker-dealers to disclose compensation packages to customers.
Jon Henschen: The 2012 IA 25 Extended Profile
Jon Henschen, president of Henschen & Associates, a broker-dealer recruiting firm, likens the torrent of regulatory changes the industry has seen recently to “having a cut on your finger, and they’re cutting your arm off to repair it.”
The 2012 IA 25
Some people ride a wave and some people, like the honorees of the 10th annual IA 25, create a wave.
Special Report: The 2012 IA 25
Throughout the rest of April and May, we’ll be publishing extended versions of each profile, including exclusive interviews, on AdvisorOne.
The Hartford Breakup: What It Means for Woodbury Reps
“It’s part of a trend of large insurance companies parting ways with their broker-dealers,” a research director with FA Insight said.
FINRA to Restructure BrokerCheck, Giving Investors More Power
Proposed changes include not only unifying BrokerCheck and the SEC’s IAPD system, but also divulging broker/advisor test scores.
Broker-Dealer Pacific West to Close Its Doors
In a further sign of economic and legal trouble for the independent broker-dealer space, Pacific West Financial Group, based in Renton, Wash., announced it was discontinuing operations.
Ladenburg Thalmann to Buy Securities America
Ladenburg Thalmann said that it planned to pay Ameriprise Financial $150 million in cash for Securities America in late August. In addition, the Miami-based broker-dealer says it will pay up to $70 million in 2012 and 2013 in so-called earn-outs, as the firm explained in an SEC report. Plus, Ameriprise...
Private Equity Firm Buys Indy BD First Allied
Independent broker-dealer First Allied announced that it has joined in an acquisition deal with private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners, allowing the BD and Lovell to buy First Allied from parent Advanced Equities.
Securities America Sale: Final Price Could Be $220 Million; Big Retention Bonuses
Ladenburg Thalmann files 8-K; retention bonuses of 15% of yearly fees and commissions are being offered by the company, sources say.