Wells Fargo, RBC Grab 12 Morgan Stanley Advisors
The advisors expect to move more than $865 million in assets and $6 million in production and were recruited along with reps from Merrill Lynch, UBS and other broker-dealers.
Raymond James on Morgan Keegan Deal: Reps to Come; Earnings to Go
Company says retention of Morgan Keegan reps is 98%, which one recruiter calls ‘irrelevant’; quarterly earnings will take a hit.
Morgan Keegan Bleeds as Sale Drags On, Experts Say
As the clock keeps ticking on a possible sale, advisors at Memphis, Tenn.-based Morgan Keegan are likely to continue to leave or at least consider it, recruiters tell AdvisorOne, which drains the value of the broker-dealer to potential acquirers.
Ladenburg Thalmann to Buy Securities America
Ladenburg Thalmann said that it planned to pay Ameriprise Financial $150 million in cash for Securities America in late August. In addition, the Miami-based broker-dealer says it will pay up to $70 million in 2012 and 2013 in so-called earn-outs, as the firm explained in an SEC report. Plus, Ameriprise...
UBS CEO’s Departure Puts Advisors in Hot Seat
UBS advisors are facing a tough situation as they await the naming of a permanent CEO to replace Oswald J. Gruebel.
UBS Loses ‘Credibility’ Again, Recruiters Say
The latest scandal at UBS shouldn’t financially impact its U.S.-based financial advisors, experts say, but it could weaken the wirehouse firm’s recruiting and retention efforts.
Securities America Sale: Final Price Could Be $220 Million; Big Retention Bonuses
Ladenburg Thalmann files 8-K; retention bonuses of 15% of yearly fees and commissions are being offered by the company, sources say.
Securities America Deal: ‘Huge Gamble’ for Advisors and Ladenburg, Experts Say
Recruiters are concerned that the deal will be good for Ameriprise but leave advisors in the cold, leaving them with uncertainty and lacking in better services and products.