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Big Regional Broker Uses Protocol as Strategic Recruitment Tool
No longer self-clearing, the Kentucky-based regional is freer to focus on growing into its 12-state footprint.
Morgan Stanley Rep Barred Over Unauthorized Trading
Separately, Finra has reduced the suspension of a Morgan Stanley advisor fired for undisclosed outside business activity.
Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Clients Bring Outside Assets
Wirehouse president says it’s unclear if the firm is getting more of their customers’ business or if they’re fully invested.
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Cetera Adds $382M Bank Wealth Program
And a practice that offers advice services through a Cetera network firm has acquired a wealth practice with $105 million in assets.
Financial Times Names Top 400 Broker-Dealer Advisors of 2018
This year’s batch of top FT 400 advisors has an average of $1.4 billion in client assets.
Why Brokerage Firms Left the Protocol -- and What Will Drive Them Back
With their plans to stop attrition bound to fail, non-protocol firms with be back, whatever excuses they choose.