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FP50 2016: Which IBDs have the most support to comply with regulations?
Advisers and firms are facing an onslaught of additional compliance requirements with eight months left before the fiduciary rule becomes compulsory. Additionally, more Wall Street-focused regulations are expected to follow the November election. These independent broker-dealers have the most manpower tackling regulatory challenges.

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Data is as of year-end 2015 and shows the number of compliance professionals a firm has on corporate staff. It does not take into account those that fall under the governance or risk job descriptions.