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    Attrition and breakaways have shrunk head counts at wirehouses

    Attrition and breakaways have shrunk head counts at wirehouses, threatening the big four firms as they look to keep pace. (Plus: Our full Spotlight on Wirehouses special report)

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    John Thiel: Learn from the past or lose out in the future

    On the wall just inside the door of John Thiel's corner office in downtown Manhattan's World Financial Center hangs a framed handwritten note of encouragement from Daniel P. Tully, Merrill Lynch & Co.'s chairman until 1997. It is written on a printout of one of Mr. Thiel's first major memos to his

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    Bank of America Merrill Lynch being investigated by SEC: WSJ

    Bank of America Corp. is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over whether the lender broke rules designed to safeguard customer accounts, according to the Wall Street Journal.The bank's Merrill Lynch unit used a variety of large, complex trades and loans over a three-year

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    Wirehouse advisers pile into euro-stock ETFs

    Currency-hedging ETF strategies are a no-brainer: Merrill Lynch portfolio manager

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    Ken Fisher plans to step down as CEO of firm

    Billionaire behind Fisher Investments has discussed his intentions for years, but succession plan isn't clear.

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    Merrill Lynch's John Thiel urges colleagues to work with DOL on fiduciary rule

    At least one major industry player is taking a more welcoming stance toward working with the Labor Department as it seeks to create a rule that would hold brokers to a fiduciary standard when dealing with retirement plans.

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    Exchange issue strikes Merrill Lynch, Vanguard ETF performance

    Analysts say price discrepancies are a reminder for advisers to use best practices when trading funds.

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    Wirehouses still attracting adviser talent

    Despite increasing options in the independent space, majority of adviser moves are still among the big four.

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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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    Fired $1.3B Merrill broker speaks out

    A 33-year veteran,Thomas Buck won't fight the wirehouse's allegations and is looking to move on after his sudden, unexpected termination

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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