MSC Boosts Assets; Commonwealth Recognized by Pubs
Mutual Service Corporation (MSC) reports that it has increased its advisory assets under management by more than 20 percent, from $5.1 billion in August 2006...
Steady at the Helm
As Winston Churchill crisply summed up: "The question which we must ask ourselves is not whether we like or do not like what is going...
Watch LPL Grow
LPL Financial, the big independent broker/dealer, stamped its seal even more emphatically on the independent B/D universe, and ended speculation over the future of Pacific...
LPL to Buy Three PacLife BDs and Near the 10,000-FA Mark
After months of speculation, LPL Financial Services says it has reached a deal to acquire three of Pacific Life Insurance Company's broker-dealers: Mutual Service Corporation,...
LPL in Deal to Acquire Three Pacific Life Broker/Dealers
LPL Financial, the big independent broker/dealer, and Pacific Life Insurance Co. ended speculation about the future of Pacific Life's B/Ds by announcing a deal under which LPL would acquire three of PacLife's five B/Ds: Mutual Service Corp., based in West Palm Beach, Florida; Associated Financial Group of Los Angeles, and...
An Independent Voice
The Financial Services Institute (FSI) kicked off its annual conference at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on January 29 with the group's new chair, John...
Longevity Risk and VAs
"The longevity risk factor is an enormous one for this industry," says Art Kopf, an industry veteran who is a senior marketing services representative for...
Mutual Service Corp's Poff to Retire
John Poff, the president and CEO of Mutual Service Corp. and the chair in 2006 of the Financial Services Institute, has announced his retirement from the broker/dealer.
Growing in Numbers and Influence
Kicking off the annual conference of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) in Orlando on Jan. 29, the new chair of the independent broker/dealer group, John Simmers of ING Advisors Group, listed the accomplishments of FSI since its inception in 2004 and under the tutelage of outgoing chairman John Poff of...
FSI Names John Simmers of ING as Chairman
The Financial Services Institute (FSI) has announced the election of new leaders for 2007. The new Chairman is John Simmers, CEO of El Segundo, California-based ING Advisors Network. Simmers is currently an industry member of the NASD board of governors. In his role with FSI, Simmers succeeds John Poff, president...