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The team made the move in part to be able to grow in new directions, says senior financial advisor Tommy Boyd. Read More »
Merger of two LPL practices seeks to expand a new niche; banks seek non-interest, fee-based income from independent planners. Read More »
By taking a 6.3% stake in LPL, activist investor Marcato Capital is expected to push for big changes, as it has at public companies such as BNY Mellon and Sotheby's. Read More »
United Capital plans for a white label version of its financial life management platform and the firm will be announcing an acquisition of a robo solution in the fourth quarter. Read More »
The activist views LPL Financial as undervalued and may seek talks with management and the board on strategic and operational changes. Read More »
Panel envisions a recognizable credential that would help investors distinguish between financial professionals committed to clients' best interest and those pushing products. Read More »
Steve Dunlap is one of at least six top leaders who have lost jobs at Cetera or its troubled parent, RCS Capital, during last ten months. Read More »
Travails of parent company RCS Capital have been "distracting" but haven't impeded expansion, says Douglas King, Cetera Advisor Networks' president and CEO. Read More »
The independent Fidelity division can never be the same without its founder, but could still grow into a juggernaut, some planners say. Read More »
Three advisors left the wirehouse to found an independent firm with help from Dynasty Financial Partners. Read More »
Edmond Walters's departure takes Fidelity by surprise, and throws plans for eMoney Advisor Summit next month into disarray. Read More »
Serving as an RCS Capital director proved too great a distraction from Larry Roth's role as Cetera CEO, a regional Cetera leader says. Read More »
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