Going independent? Already selected your new venue? Then you’ve already made some very big decisions about making a change and the kind of change you want.
The end of 2010 was welcome to broker-dealers and recruiters.
LPL Financial's IPO: The Competitive Equation
The parent company of the largest independent broker/dealer, LPL Financial, filed an S-1 statement with the SEC on June 4 to go public via an...
LPL Financial's IPO: Recruiting Implications
While LPL Financial has been grooming itself to go public for a long time, the move announced June 4, is bound to bring changes, both to its advisors and to its recruiting efforts. What might those be?
LPL Financial's IPO: The Impact on Recruiting
What the recruiters say about the B/D's plans.
Five Questions for a Top Executive Search Consultant
Mitch Vigeveno, CLU, ChFC, is president of Turning Point, Inc., retained executive search consultants based in Safety Harbor, Fla.
Springtime for Brokers
Although the markets and the economy don't much appeal to practically anyone these days, it may be the perfect brew for breakaway brokers. Many are...
Too Much Tech?
Nightmare scenario No.1: En route to a meeting with your most demanding client, you're driving along a rural road that meanders in and out of...
Recruiters' Least-Favorite Reg
A National Association of Securities Dealers policy that prohibits the use of block transfers of clients' mutual funds and variable annuity contracts has helped stall...
What a remarkable time these last few years have been for independent broker/dealers. The markets have recovered from a bubble, a crash, a grinding bear...