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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
At LPL, recruiting is warming up but nontraded REIT sales are cooling
After severe weather crimped its recruiting efforts over the winter, LPL Financial says it's seeing a return to normal levels of adviser movement but that the once-hot nontraded REIT market is cooling off.
LPL promotes two executives, does away with 'marketing'
LPL Financial continues to shake up its management two months after Derek Bruton, its popular managing director for independent adviser services, resigned suddenly. The company Thursday afternoon announced the promotion of two executives, Mimi Bock and Ryan Parker, to managing directors. It’s the
Let's keep perspective on high-frequency trading
Michael Lewis' book “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” (W.W. Norton & Co., 2014) has provoked a wave of media coverage regarding high-frequency trading.
Former Vermont securities director joins LPL as a compliance officer
John Cronin will oversee supervisors in the Northeast; 'it's like hiring an IRS guy to be your CPA.'
LPL recorded record revenue of $4.1 billion in 2013
Last year's roaring stock market helped IBD bellwether LPL Financial post record results. The company expects commission revenue from sales of alternative investments such as nontraded REITs to dip from the elevated levels of 2013 but remain solid.
Is LPL Financial a $60 stock?
Shares of LPL Financial rallied more than 60% last year and is bucking the broad market trend so far in 2014. At least one analyst has a $60 target. Is that realistic?
LPL upgrades mobile application
Adviser feedback results in improvements to the app, including secure messaging.
UBS sees recruitment pay off in the fourth quarter
With a year-end windfall of veteran advisers, the firm topped off a year of big gains. Check out how UBS stacks up against the other wirehouses.
LPL names president of retirement division
LPL Financial will give a new title to the leader of its retirement division next year, the largest U.S. independent broker-dealer said in a statement Thursday. Bill Chetney will become president of LPL Retirement Partners on Jan. 1. He currently serves as executive vice president of LPL Retirement
The ghost of private placements past
As the year comes to a close, it's evident that independent broker-dealers are racking up a bonanza from the sale of alternative investment products, namely nontraded REITs. Question is, have firms learned from past mistakes?
Working Smarter: The Freedom and Control That Come From Owning Your Own Practice - InvestmentNews
If you want to get started with your independent financial adviser practice, or simply brush up on what it takes, read this introductory guide to start preparing yourself for owning your own practice.
Working Smarter: The Freedom and Control That Come From Owning Your Own Practice
If you want to get started with your independent financial advisor practice, or simply brush up on what it takes, read our introductory guide to start preparing yourself for owning your own practice.
RIA solutions: Integrated custody, clearing and broker-dealer services - InvestmentNews
A new white paper from LPL Financial on the reasons today's successful RIAs look to LPL as their single source for comprehensive advisor solutions in an increasingly complex business environment.
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