Focus Financial Obtains $1B for Growth
The credit facility is available to all Focus firms and will fund programs to support efforts to go independent and plan for succession.
LPL Adds Teams From Morgan Stanley, Lincoln; Merrill Grabs Ex-UBS Duo
The indie broker-dealer should bring in about $600 million in new assets and the wirehouse about $300 million.
4 Signs the Wirehouse Team Ain’t Movin’
There are some easy ways to probe the real intentions of advisors who say they want to go independent.
Wells Fargo, Hearsay Social Roll Out New Tech Tools
The wirehouse boosts reps' tablet power, while the social media tech firm introduces a "universal" supervision solution.
SIFMA, FSR Propose ‘Uniform Best Interests’ Standards for BDs
SIFMA’s CEO, Ken Bentsen, says its legal standard would protect investors and avoid “separate and inconsistent” fiduciary policymaking at DOL and SEC.
Raymond James Lands Its Biggest Recruit Ever, From Morgan Stanley
The Americas Group, based in South Florida, manages some $2.4 billion for retail and institutional clients.
Raymond James Adds Team in Flooded Texas Region
Meanwhile, Raymond James, BofA and Wells Fargo are donating to flood relief, and RJ says it is buying Producers Choice Network.
Morgan Stanley’s Gorman Defends 25% Pay Raise
The CEO’s $22.5 million salary in 2014 does not put him among the top 10 highest paid in the U.S.
LPL Shares Info on Reps Recruited in Q1
The IBD lags rivals in terms of average assets per financial advisor but says its "technology, solutions, service and resources" set it apart.
Wells Fargo Boosts Support for Team Practices
The wirehouse is rolling out technology and even a national conference for its team-based advisors, says Kim Ta.