To say it’s a time of flux in the broker-dealer and independent advisory industries doesn’t do it justice. Compliance, fiduciary standards, succession planning, margin squeeze—not to mention lawsuits related to Medical Capital and other poorly thought-out products—all mean more for BDs and reps to think about in addition to the baby boomer retirement, recovery from the worst global financial crisis in history and … oh yeah, the day-to-day pressures of running a business. With all that in mind, which broker-dealers are thriving, which are merely surviving and which are shutting their doors? We present the 2011 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide, a review of the top BDs in each major category to help you sort it all out, and ensure a lasting and profitable relationship for you and your clients.

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