Updated Thursday, July 31, 2014 as of 7:38 PM ET
'We Are Not Happy': LPL Profit Falls 4.4%
Increased operating expenses and higher than anticipated regulatory costs and fines contributed to a 4.4% drop in second-quarter net income at LPL Financial.
"We are not happy with these results,"  LPL chairman and chief executive Mark Casady said in a conference call with Wall Street analysts who cover the financial services firm.   more »
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After leaving LPL for NFP, Washington Wealth brings its breakaway advisor total to seven for the year thus far. more »
HighTower has expanded its West Coast market by picking up an independent team with $400 million in assets in Bellevue, Wash. more »
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Two financial advisors have left Wells Fargo to join Raymond James Financial Services, the regional's independent broker/dealer. more »
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Founders of IHT Management hope to create a wirehouse-like alternative to lure other advisors. more »
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Dalton Strategic Investment Services, a smaller broker-dealer firm with almost $1 billion in client assets, has joined Securities America as a super-OSJ. more »
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