Going Independent: Too Many Choices?
Here's how to navigate the numerous options available for a dramatic career shift.
As RCAP Shares Crash, Cetera Recruiting and Retention Could Suffer
The firm's stock has plummeted 80% this year; the reorganization news isn't helping.
Ex-Morgan Broker Loses Fight With FINRA Over ‘Forgivable’ Notes
Breakaway broker Nick Ragone, who claims “FINRA colludes with firms,” is livid over a ruling on $400,000 in bonus promissory notes.
$3B Team Joins Wave of Reps Saying No to Stifel
The five advisors, who are going independent with Dynasty, are the latest to leave Barclays since Stifel said it would acquire the firm's wealth unit.
Breaking Away—When the Wirehouse Wants You to Stay
Independence-minded advisors encounter significant incentives and obstacles oriented toward keeping them and client assets in-house.
Eaton Vance to Help BDs Cover Tech Costs of Its New Active ETFs
In an unusual arrangement, the firm will compensate broker-dealers for some technology costs related to sales of NextShares ETFs.
Raymond James Adds 6 From LPL; Wells Fargo Grabs 5 From Morgan Stanley
Meanwhile, Merrill Lynch recruits a UBS team as wirehouse retention deals expire.
Merrill Signs Ex-NFL Player to Head San Francisco Complex
Willie Thomas, a former Seattle Seahawk, has 20-plus years in the business and will lead nearly 200 reps.
Schorsch Unit Draws State Regulator's Scrutiny
Massachusetts regulators are investigating Realty Capital Securities, a spokesperson said in early November.
Schwab, Fidelity Stop Sales of Schorsch-Led Nontraded REITs
The custodial firms join a growing number of broker-dealers abandoning American Realty Capital and Cole products after an accounting scandal.