Frances McMorris

Frances McMorris

Editor in Chief
Frances McMorris was named editor-in-chief of ON WALL STREET in February 2008, after serving as executive editor since December 2004. She also created and serves as the host of AdvisorTV, an online video interview show appearing at

From indictments to verdicts and appeals, Ms. McMorris has covered many major, high-profile cases in both federal and state courts as a legal affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, Newsday and The New York Law Journal. The cases that she has covered include: the seditious conspiracy trial of Sheik Oman Abdel Rahman, the blind Egyptian cleric convicted of being the spiritual mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center; the constitutional battle over the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy; the Crown Heights riot murder trial; federal racketeering cases against violent gangs; the Long Island pet cemetery trial and several securities fraud and insider trading cases, among others.

The legal issues she has written about are diverse and numerous, ranging from economic espionage to employment discrimination rulings and the first story to report that there is no expectation of privacy for employee emails written in the workplace.

Ms. McMorris is a 1993 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars. She has appeared on the former CNNfn to give expert commentary on trials.

She also served as president of the Newswomen’s Club of New York for three years while working as an assistant managing editor at The Daily Deal in New York.

ON WALL STREET magazine has a circulation of more than 90,000—reaching financial advisors and brokers at the most prestigious brokerage firms who serve high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth investors.

All Frances McMorris' Stories
Tim Ryan says focus should be on moving forward with Dodd-Frank and addressing the fiscal cliff.
Advisors can calm clients who wanted a Romney victory.
The uncertainty has vanished with the re-election of Barack Obama as president. But the incumbent who won a second term last night still has a number of problems that he continues to face from a sluggish economic recovery, a huge deficit, a stubbornly high unemployment rate and of course, the fiscal cliff.
The advisory industry has been fretting about the impending tsunami of retiring advisors in the coming years for some time. As a result, firms are assembling succession programs as a way to ease the transition of client assets from older advisors to the much younger set.
Firms come and firms go, but there has to be a bit of nostalgia for Smith Barney.
It's the end of an era. Morgan Stanley announced its U.S. wealth management business, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, has changed its name to Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
The Robinson Reuter Group brings $250 million in assets under management to RBC's La Jolla, Calif., office.
Artnet Analytics launches online indices by individual artist and category to educate advisors with clients who are collectors
“SIFMA’s views are not supportable and would make a mockery of the fiduciary standard,” according to The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard in a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Some of the reported 1,600 cuts will come from the wealth management unit, but financial advisors will be spared.
FINRA also orders the firm to make restitution for not providing breakpoints on unit investment trust sales and for unsuitable sales of reverse convertibles to older customers.
Krawcheck calls for more diverse perspectives -- not necessarily based on gender or race -- and talks about the importance of appealing to younger investors put off by the struggling economy and Wall Street scandals.
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