Mergers: A Tech Nightmare for Advisors
No one presumes that technology integration between big financial services firms will be headache-free, but such unions can unleash tech fiascoes. At stake: advisor productivity and morale.
Prudential Team With $450M Moves to LPL
The group brings with it six advisors and plans to hire another 15 in the near future.
Recruiting Activity Gathering Steam As FAs Embrace Wide Range of Options
Many brokers continued to move between the wirehouses in the late summer and early fall.
4 Merrill Teams Go Indie With More Than $1B
The breakaway brokers join HighTower and Dynasty Financial in the West.
New Hire Roundup: Putnam Adds Three; Wagner Retires From BlackRock, Joins Board
This week in new hires, David Scheetz, Edward Deeds and James Axford joined Putnam Investments; and Susan Wagner retired as vice chairwoman of BlackRock and was named to its board.
Branch Manager’s Cowboy Call: ‘Can You Ride for the Brand?’
Hard-driving, competitive, goal-focused, Keith A. Vanderveen, president of the home region of Wells Fargo Advisors’ Private Client Group, does not mince words.
Morgan Stanley’s Larry King Joins Dynasty in Indie Partnership
In more news of Dynasty's growing network of indie RIAs, noted wealth manager Larry King said he is leaving Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to go independent on the Dynasty platform.
Fear of Flying: Jumping From Wirehouse to Independence
The career kick-offs of two successful wirehouse advisors were as different as the countries where they were born.
2011 Advisor Hall of Fame
Welcome to Research Magazine's Advisor Hall of Fame, now in its 21st year. This eagerly anticipated annual feature has become a benchmark of excellence in our industry and an example to all of the rewards that result from effort and integrity.
Catching up with… Scott Colyer
If you’re in the decidedly unglamorous, but wholly necessary fixed income business, setting up shop in Monument, Colo., serves as an effective (and breathtaking) counterbalance.