Lowlights of 2014: From Schorsch Drama to LPL's Regulatory Woes
From the family feud that rocked Nicholas Schorsch's REIT and IBD empires to LPL's regulatory lapses and a wealth management crisis sparked by a CEO's private fund, the advisory industry had a healthy share of lowlights in 2014. Here are some of the most memorable.
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"He clearly wouldn't be walking way [from American Realty Capital] if things were business as usual,” says Aite Group analyst Alois Pirker. “The optics are just not very good." more »
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RCS Executive Chairman Nicholas Schorsch and two other top executives resigned from American Realty Capital Properties. more »
The three founders of Concord Equity Group Advisors, a firm LPL bought in 2011 after the RIA allegedly hid commissions from its institutional clients, settled with the SEC. more »
The firm beefs up its Salt Lake City presence toward the end of a year that's seen a doubling of both advisors and assets. more »
The industry regulator closes the comment period for its controversial data-reporting initiative as brokerage trade groups warn of privacy concerns and compliance costs. more »
As the rate of change accelerates, advisors face big shifts in automated tools, portfolio management and rebalancing. Our annual report shows where the action is. more »
FINRA hands out 18-month suspension, $10,000 fine and $233,000 in 'disgorgement' for selling away and nondisclosure issues, documents say. more »
Point72 Asset Management said it took a 5.1% passive stake in RCS in a Nov. 14 regulatory filing. more »
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RCS Capital said it was contacted by FINRA and the SEC after accounting errors were disclosed at American Realty Capital Properties. more »
Nicholas Schorsch's expanded financial advisory business reported adjusted net third-quarter income of $35.5 million on Thursday, but revenue was driven by higher retail and investment management results. more »
Janet Robinson is the first woman to join the 8-member board of the independent firm founded by wirehouse managers and affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services. more »
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