Ex-Merrill Advisor Joins Abbot Downing
A former Merrill Lynch advisor has joined Abbot Downing, a unit of Wells Fargo that serves ultra-wealthy clients.
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said brokerage regulation needs a “major re-examination” to prevent funding shortfalls during a crisis and that brokers should have higher capital requirements. more »
HighTower recruited a Merrill Lynch advisor team managing $800 million in assets. more »
As a FINRA task force is scheduled to review the regulator's arbitration process, critics are charging that firms are using U5 termination forms to sully advisor reputations. more »
Wells Fargo Advisors picked up an advisor team with $300 million in client assets from Morgan Stanley. more »
To meet rising client demand for digital services, Wells Fargo appointed Devon McConnell as its new head of Wells Fargo Advisors Digital to oversee development of the firm's mobile and online client platforms. more »
UBS is considering buying a wealth-management firm in Brazil as it seeks to expand that business sevenfold by 2020, said Sylvia Coutinho, chief executive officer of the lender’s Brazil unit. more »
The SEC charged an ex-UBS broker with defrauding elderly clients of $730,000, which she allegedly used for vacations, a country club membership, vehicles and clothes. more »
Raymond James has picked up a UBS advisor team that had annual fees and commissions of about $1.9 million. more »
Focus Financial Partners named Dan Sontag, a former president of Merrill Lynch's global wealth management unit, to its board of directors. more »
It's a busy recruiting season for Wells Fargo, which announced that it has added four wirehouse advisors managing about $450 million in assets. more »
Merrill Lynch has transitioned more than $100 billion onto its new platform, Merrill Lynch One, which executives say is the biggest technology upgrade in decades. more »
Entrepreneurial advisors are leaving the wirehouses and constructing new business models the industry hasn't seen. But before joining these trailblazers, other advisors should think about what it is they want to change. more »
UBS Wealth Management Americas reported record revenues of $1.89 billion, but profits slipped 3% year-over-year, due in part to higher compensation expenses. more »
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