Updated Saturday, July 12, 2014 as of 7:41 AM ET
Do Independent Advisors Oppose Expected DoL Fiduciary Rule?
As the midterm elections approach and the debate around the Department of Labor's expected fiduciary proposal rages on, advisors will be paying attention to Washington.
A study by the Financial Services Institute on upcoming elections and industry issues showed an overwhelming majority of respondents oppose the DoL's expected rule.   more »
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Dalton Strategic Investment Services, a smaller broker-dealer firm with almost $1 billion in client assets, has joined Securities America as a super-OSJ. more »
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Lebenthal & Co. said it will exit the municipal public finance underwriting and institutional sales business and shift those resources to its wealth management division. more »
Wells Fargo enticed away an advisor duo managing a combined $1.5 billion from J.P. Morgan. While the grab was a major coup for the wirehouse, several large advisor teams left Wells Fargo and other wirehouse firms to try their turn at independence. Read more about these and other moves in our latest slideshow. more »
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Regional wealth manager D.A. Davidson is launching a new training program aimed at bringing recent college graduates into the financial advisor profession. more »
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With new regulations on the horizon, a top FINRA official highlights the agency's efforts to establish a more flexible oversight regime that will be less of a drain on a practice's resources. more »
Allison Couch's newly created role focuses on sales and distribution strategies across one of the industry's largest broker-dealer networks. more »
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