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January 9, 2018

TD Ameritrade: FAs Look Ahead to Faster Growth in 2018
After revs expand by 15% on average last year, most RIAs are expecting even better results in a new year.
Finra Scrutinizes Broker Continuity Plans
Industry’s self-regulator will also continue monitoring existing areas, such as at-risk brokers and cybersecurity.
First Republic Nabs $1.5B Merrill Lynch Duo
Separately, Janney announces 21 advisor recruits for the fourth quarter of 2017.
What FAs Must Do in Light of the New Tax Bill
Changes at both income and corporate tax levels mean advisors will need to reassess their clients’ financial pictures.
Morgan Stanley: U.S. Bull Market Coming to an End
Investors seeking solid returns should look to Europe and Japan, the firm’s chief U.S. equity strategist says.