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    Creating new position, LPL hires a chief technology officer

    LPL Financial on Monday announced it had hired a chief technology officer, filling a newly created role at the nation's biggest independent broker-dealer. In his new role, David Wright will be responsible for technology security, overseeing infrastructure operations and developing technology

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    Recent fine may hasten LPL Financial's shift to fee compensation

    The broker-dealer acknowledges the growing importance of its fee and advisory businesses

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    LPL Financial fined $11.7 million for 'widespread supervisory failures'

    Citing 'widespread supervisory failures,' Finra says the firm failed to properly supervise sales of complex products, including certain ETFs, variable annuities and non-traded REITs.

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    The independent broker-dealers with the biggest revenue and asset gains in 2014

    Revenues at the largest independent broker-dealers grew 10.3% year-over-year in 2014, a figure in line with the broad market but below the 13.2% year-over-year revenue increase in 2013.While LPL Financial and Ameriprise dominate the independent broker-dealer industry based on total revenue, a group

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    The latest ranking of independent broker-dealers by rep head count

    Even if recruiting at independent broker-dealers has hit a wall, the industry still features a number of firms with expanding numbers of registered reps.

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    The independent broker-dealers that offer the highest average payouts

    In 2014, independent broker-dealers enjoyed double-digit revenue increases, but adviser recruiting slowed considerably.While adviser movement may have decreased in 2014, average payouts remained robust at the industry's best-paying firms. We've ranked the top-paying independent broker-dealers based

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    LPL Financial's Dan Arnold is managing amid complexity

    Robert Moore's successor as LPL president talks about his earlier career and the challenges facing the independent broker-dealer industry

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    CFP Board eliminates government relations position

    At a time when the investment advice industry is watching developments in Washington more closely than ever, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. is shelving part of its lobbying function.At the beginning of the month, the organization laid off Todd Cranford, who had been

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    Former Cetera owner Don Marron returns to the investment advice business

    Industry vet says the future lies in retail, with baby boomers retiring and workers being moved to defined contribution plans away from pensions.

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    Brokerage executives enjoying steadily increasing payouts

    As markets thrive and wealth management becomes a focus at major firms, brokerage execs like Morgan Stanley's Greg Fleming enjoy bigger paydays.

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    March Mayhem Final Results

    The final round is over. Here are the results.Final Round 1 38%Bill Gross speaks out on Pimco exit vs. 2 62%Schorsch discloses serious accounting errors; CFO out

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    March Mayhem Results Round Four

    Round 4 is over. Please click here for Round 5 of March Mayhem!On the Move VS. News You Can Use 1 54%Bill Gross speaks out on Pimco exit vs. 2 46%Supreme Court suit to shake up retirement plan advisers Water Cooler VS. Breaking News 1 39%Morgan Stanley's Hunger Games-inspired video vs. 2

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    March Mayhem Round Five

    Vote on which story is bigger: Bill Gross discussing his Pimco departure, or Schorsch's American Realty Capital's accounting errors

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    March Mayhem: Round Four

    Which story do you think is the best? Place your votes all week and find out which story will reign supreme. Round 3 is over. Click here for the results. For Round 4, place your votes by 4 p.m. Thursday.

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    March Mayhem Results Round Three

    Round 3 is over. Please click here for Round 4 of March Mayhem!On the Move 1 68%Bill Gross speaks out on Pimco exit vs. 2 32%Merrill asks $2.5 billion team to leave News You Can Use 4 26%Publication of Robin Williams' trusts highlights privacy concerns vs. 2 74%Supreme Court suit to shake up