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July 18, 2018

Half a Billion Dollar Merrill Lynch Team Takes Flight
Veteran team joins Royal Bank of Canada’s RBC Capital Markets in Pennsylvania.
Private Equity Buys Cetera for $1.7 Billion
Cetera’s management will keep a substantial stake in the firm.
From Breaking to Building: How FAs Break from Wirehouses and Build Their Own Firms
Choosing how to reach independence is a crucial step for FAs breaking from wirehouses … building firm infrastructure is another.
CFA Will Examine FAs On Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
The topics will be included starting in 2019.
Should RIAs Be Subjected to Broker-Like Licenses With Continuing Education Requirements?
The SEC is considering whether advisors should be subjected to continuing education or licensing requirements. Here's what FT 300 RIAs have to say.  Video [ 2:38 ]   Transcript  
Industry Groups Slam “Best Interest Standard” As Too Vague
The groups claim merely introducing a new standard will sow confusion and limit consumer access to annuities.
Ameriprise Loses $120M Team to Commonwealth
Team was attracted by Commonwealth’s advisor-to-staff ratio.