Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014 as of 4:25 PM ET
No End to Breakaway Frenzy?
Another breakaway wirehouse team, another consulting firm smoothing the way.
Last week saw the launch of Encompass Wealth Advisors, a former Morgan Stanley team that managed $650 million. The group made the transition with the help of consulting firm tru Independence, which also used the occasion to announce its own entry into the market for servicing wirehouse advisors going independent.   more »
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Securities America will acquire assets of a Missouri-based full-service broker-dealer with 368 advisors and $2.4 billion in client assets. more »
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 »
As part of its FP50 special report, Financial Planning tracks the breakdown between fee and commission revenue. Here are the IBDs with the highest percentage of fee revenue. more »
Many independent advisors say they consider themselves fiduciaries, even if they aren’t legally obligated to adhere to that standard of care. So why are so many opposed to the DoL's expected proposal? more »
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 »
With the acquisition of broker-dealer McAdams Wright Ragen complete, Baird has grown to more than 800 advisors and $125 billion in assets. more »
As part of the FP50, Financial Planning tracks the percentage of reps producing more than $150,000. Many of the firms with the greatest number of top producers, it turns out, are smaller boutique firms. more »
Opponents argue that the long time horizon and heated controversy could convince the White House to back away from the retirement plan proposal. more »
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Clarity in strategic vision and compensation boosts advisor satisfaction, according to a new J.D. Power & Associates study. more »
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