H.D. Vest Hires LPL Vet to Lead Marketing, Recruiting
Ruth Papazian will be chief marketing officer; Adi Garg to head information services.
New Hire Roundup: IMCA Announces 2014 Board
Also this week, Celine Colgan joined the Presidio Group, Girard Securities welcomed David Bombart and National Planning Corp. promoted Scott Montgomery.
New Hire Roundup: IMCA Names Whiting National Sales Director
John Carter of Nationwide was named IRI board chairman, and Tom Petrone became director of capital markets at Dynasty Financial Partners.
REIT Restitution, Round 2: 5 Indie BDs Pay Another $10.7M in Massachusetts
William Galvin's crackdown expands beyond non-traded REITs.
Congress Girds for Another Debt Fight as Deficit Shrinks
The deficit is at its lowest level since late 2008, LPL's John Canally writes; PIMCO and Washington Analysis weigh in on the battle ahead.
LPL on Starting Bank: ‘Not at That Stage Yet’
With a drop in private-equity ownership, the IBD can give banking operations a closer look...
LPL Adds $360M Team in Oklahoma
Shaw Financial Services moves to the independent broker-dealer from Lincoln Financial.
Upbeat Jobs Report Signals Quicker QE Tapering
With jobs growth averaging 200,000 a month this year, BlackRock’s Rieder, LPL’s Canally and more predict Fed tapering could begin as early as September.
LPL’s RIA Platform Hits $50B in Assets
More than 200 firms now custody their assets with the independent broker-dealer—including breakway brokers.
PIMCO’s El-Erian: Forget Politicians—It’s the Fed That Matters
PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian believes that central banks are better these days at setting policy than politicians.