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“It is easy to screw it up, and it’s happening a lot,” says Robert Gordon of Twenty-First Securities.
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Stifel Financial hired a new branch manager who previously worked for Merrill Lynch.
The wirehouse is set to increase deferred comp for its advisors in 2015.
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