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The regulatory hits keep coming for LPL Financial
The rest of this week's must-read stories include Betterment's robo-adviser for humans, big changes afoot in Social Security, and a focus on picking the right alternatives for clients
Two high-profile adviser terminations take center stage
This week's must-read stories for advisers include employment drama at LPL and Merrill, Bill Gross speaking out, and a renewed push for more women in advice.
LPL to weigh in on tax reform with new federal policy push
Nicole Petrosino, LPL's new head of federal government relations, outlines the firm's agenda, including getting advisers in front of their own elected officials
LPL wants bigger voice in Washington
The independent broker-dealer is set to open a public affairs office in the nation's capital in response to increased federal regulation.
Helping advisers unlock their full value
"Time is precious. So it is important to lead a meaningful life." This lesson was delivered with tremendous power to over 5,200 attendees at our firm's annual focus 2014 conference, held recently in San Diego for our clients, sponsors, employees and guests. The messengers on this occasion were Bob
$450 million hybrid RIA network launches with LPL
Financial Advocacy Network, a collective of 13 advisers with $450 million in assets, is hoping to grow to $1 billion in five years
LPL's chief investment officer reads market tea leaves
Burt White is sticking to his previous call that stocks will produce 10% gains in 2014, with room potentially to move slightly higher.
LPL's chief market strategist resigns
The indie B-D behemoth is facing more turnover at the top, this time among its team of investment management professionals.
How will LPL's new tech platform measure up against the competition?
Questions remain about whether ClientWorks will be on par with other third-party open architecture platforms for advisers.
LPL announces new tech platform
ClientWorks system, including efficiency measures and mobile access, will be tested until release in spring 2015.
LPL cranks up oversight in response to regulators
LPL Focus 2014: Firm CEO Mark Casady tells 3,500 advisers to be ready for more requests for documentation and background.
This week's top stories for advisers
As the week comes to a close, it's time to catch up on the advice industry's biggest developments that grabbed readers' attention.
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LPL acquiring retirement plan broker-dealer
LPL gets back in the broker-dealer M&A hunt, adding to their retirement arm via Financial Telesis' 470 reps and RIA.
Indie reps happier at work than employee advisers: J.D. Power
Independent advisers continue to be happier at work than their colleagues who are employees of broker-dealers but the gap in job satisfaction among the two groups is narrowing. See how your firm ranks