2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 1: Must BDs Acquire to Grow?
In an age of consolidation, what questions do independent broker-dealer leaders ask when a competitor comes up for sale? And do IBDs really need to acquire to grow their firms? Is there another way?
Advocates: The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year
The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year are unabashed proponents of the independent BD model and, yes, their own firms.
Triad Advisors Targets Smaller Reps With New RIA Platform
Program aims to support hybrid advisors looking to boost business and minimize regulatory headaches.
Securities America Grabs 2 Advisors With $93M in AUM
The Virginia-based brokers come from VALIC, an AIG affiliate, and join Investor Securities Group, one of Securities America's largest branches.
FSI Taps Cetera, First Allied Exec as Vice Chairman
Adam Antoniades takes on a new role at FSI, while Richard Lampen of Ladenburg Thalmann gets a new title as well.
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.
Securities America to Add 60 Reps, $950M in Assets
CEO Nagengast says the firm is eager to strike more deals with smaller broker-dealers.
Young Investors Don’t Want Advisors Who ‘Mirror Them’: Securities America
Gen X and Gen Y want experienced financial advisors and are willing to work with their parents’ FAs, the IBD said at its conference.
Raymond James Nabs $2M Wells Team; Securities America Affiliate Adds 2 Advisors
The ex-Wells team moves in Richmond, Va., while the new Arbor Point team transitions in Omaha.