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May 11, 2017

Two Morgan Stanley Branch Managers Depart
One jumps ship to RBC’s’ U.S. wealth unit, the other is “permitted to resign.”
Focus, HighTower and Steward Partners Dominate M&A
Firms like Mercer and CapTrust were also active cutting new deals for wealth-management firms in Q1.
Fiduciary Rule Slammed as First Amendment Violation
Legal group submits amicus brief arguing rule restricts speech of financial advisors.
Market Bubbles Have a Pattern… Can You See It Now?
With a view from the trenches, advisors see firsthand what market bubbles do to client portfolios.
States Ignore Washington on State-Run IRAs
At least seven states continue building programs despite Senate vote to stop support.