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Bank-based advisors produced an average $27,418 in fees plus commissions in November, down 12% from October's $31,131, according to the Bank Insurance and Securities Association's latest Monthly Productivity Report .
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Vantis Lifes new recurring premium was up 22% to $2.7 million in 2010, up from $2.2 million, mainly through sales at banks, according to Craig Simms, the companys senior vice president.
Dynasty Financial Advisors announced that Bank of America had agreed to settle its suit brought after Merrill Lynchs Michael Brown brought his team to Dynasty in December.
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The Bank Insurance and Securities Association named James McNeil, formerly executive vice president and chief operating officer of BAI, a consultant in Chicago, as its new executive director.
The SECs recommendation didnt lay out a timeline or a framework, but now the ball is in motion, observers say.
Bank-based advisors average production holds its ground, thanks to improving spreads on fixed annuities and stronger market conditions.
Commission says FINRA is Congress best bet for policing advisors.
Low interest rates and a market skepticism keep annuities down in 2010, but 2011 looks brighter.
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International fiscal stimuli and expectations of rising inflation tilt the balance in equities favor.
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The six-year-old firm picks up another three businesses to expand its national business.
Defined-contribution plans need more disclosure and better product options, according to Mercer.
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Fixed annuities sales were steady at $1.1 billion, whereas variable annuities gained $100 million from a month earlier ending November at $1.5 billion, according to data from Kehrer-LIMRA.
Consumers perception of their own bank remains strong, while overall sentiment about the industry remains sour.
Mora, who is vice president and senior relationship manager on the trust side of Bank of the Wests wealth management operation in Newport Beach, Calif., will act as chairman of the board for one year.