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Morgan Stanley Draws Ire From Leaked Internal Video

Morgan Stanley Draws Ire From Leaked Internal Video

Posted by RJ & Makay on February 24, 2015

Morgan Stanley video leak compares branch manager competition to the Hunger Games.
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Hunger Games, Morgan Stanley, Showgirls

TDAI's Pete Dorsey: Breakaway Advisor 'Trend Is Going to Continue'

TDAI's Pete Dorsey: Breakaway Advisor 'Trend Is Going to Continue'

Posted by RJ & Makay on February 2, 2015

TD Ameritrade Institutional hosted its annual advisor conference—National LINC—over the final weekend of January, and TDAI's managing director of sales, Pete Dorsey, had a wealth of information to share regarding the breakaway advisor trend. Read More »

Breakaway advisors, National Linc, TDAI

TD Ameritrade Survey: RIAs Look to Compete in 2015

TD Ameritrade Survey: RIAs Look to Compete in 2015

Posted by RJ & Makay on January 29, 2015

TD Ameritrade Institutional opened their annual RIA conference, National LINC, in San Diego on Thursday, January 29, delivering some intriguing numbers from a recent RIA survey.
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ria, TD Ameritrade, TDAI Advisor Survey

2014: Merrill Lynch Lost Advisors Managing $18.6 Billion

2014: Merrill Lynch Lost Advisors Managing $18.6 Billion

Posted by RJ & Makay on January 8, 2015

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...”
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Asset Loss, financial advisors, Merrill Lynch

CFP Board Launches Women's Initiative Council

CFP Board Launches Women's Initiative Council

Posted by RJ & Makay on December 18, 2014

The message from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards is becoming loud and clear: It's time to pursue the best of the best, and find the brightest minds showing potential for financial planning. Read More »

CFP Board, Financial Planning, Women's Initiative Council

Merrill and USB Shift Bonus Structure Toward Banking Referrals

Merrill and USB Shift Bonus Structure Toward Banking Referrals

Posted by RJ & Makay on December 12, 2014

UBS Wealth Management Americas, and Bank of America's Merrill Lynch have restructured advisor compensation to reward new assets and bank service referrals. Read More »

Merrill Lynch, ubs, Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley To Defer More Broker Compensation in 2015

Morgan Stanley To Defer More Broker Compensation in 2015

Posted by RJ & Makay on November 13, 2014

There is something intriguing about insight offered from anonymous sources. In this case, transparency has been presented from the inner workings of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and a source who does not wish to be named. Read More »

2015 Deferment, Broker Compensation, Morgan Stanley

Merrill Lynch Senior Advisors Depart, Thin The Herd

Merrill Lynch Senior Advisors Depart, Thin The Herd

Posted by RJ & Makay on November 6, 2014

Merrill Lynch posted 3rd quarter growth in the realm of registered advisors, yet the other side of the same coin displays a different picture. Several of Merrill Lynch's senior advisors have left the “Thundering Herd,” leaving the the wirehouse thinner in its boasted assets. Read More »

Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Senior Advisors

Hiring The Next Generation of Financial Advisors

Hiring The Next Generation of Financial Advisors

Posted by RJ & Makay on November 3, 2014

Across the United States there has been a paradigm shift in the recruiting and hiring process of young financial advisors. Read More »

financial advisor, financial recruiting, novice advisors

Ameriprise Adds Charles A. Smith, $165 Million Advisor

Ameriprise Adds Charles A. Smith, $165 Million Advisor

Posted by RJ & Makay on November 3, 2014

Ameriprise Financial has added $165 million advisor, Charles A. Smith, from LPL Financial—a significant bolster to the Ameriprise advisory service which presently averages $483,000 annually. Read More »

Ameriprise Financial, Jim Cracchiolo, lpl