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    Wirehouses challenged as retention deals fade

    Study estimates that between 12% and 20% of long-term packages signed after 2008 mergers will expire annually over the next four years.

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    Morgan Stanley reaps payoff from lending business

    Securities-based loans and mortgages helped drive profit margins up to a record 21%.

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    Two brokers who claim Morgan Stanley misled them win back $5M arb award

    Appeals court reinstates arbitration panel's ruling that had been vacated by lower court.

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    Morgan Stanley lets advisers write what they tweet

    The wirehouse is one of the first to break away from exclusively canned content on Twitter.

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    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

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    Morgan Stanley to pay $5M for supervisory violations

    Firm had out-of-date procedures and delayed handing over email records to examiners, Connecticut securities regulators said.

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    Morgan Stanley case spotlights legal hurdles for indie recruits

    A former Morgan Stanley adviser who joined LPL last month won back the right to serve his clients.

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    Morgan Stanley taps new head for private wealth unit

    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, the largest of the four wirehouses by financial adviser head count, has filled a key position left open following a reshuffling of management in late February, according to an internal memo sent to the firm's roughly 16,400 advisers Wednesday.

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    Wirehouses warm to bank channel recruits

    Wirehouses are now focusing on a new market segment in their talent searches: bank channel recruits. Why the change in sentiment for advisers once considered too risky?

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    Morgan Stanley profits up on lending, cost cutting; adviser force stable

    First-quarter profit in the wealth unit rose 66% from last year as firm focused on expanding lending to clients and trimming operational expenses.

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    Obama administration's call for boycotting Russian stocks falls flat

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors not taking President Obama's advice. Plus: Fed warns there's always time to worry about bubbles, Morgan Stanley doubles down on biotech, the cloud computing frenzy marches on, activist investor challenges Coke management perks, and index investing to cut the tax

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    Morgan Stanley broker charged in $5.6M insider trading plot

    Elaborate scheme allegedly included destroying evidence by eating Post-It notes beneath the clock at Grand Central Terminal

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    Wells Fargo adds Morgan Stanley advisers with $500 million

    Wells Fargo Advisors has added three financial advisers who among them managed nearly $500 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley.

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    Wirehouses sweeten succession deals for retiring advisers

    Wirehouse firms are revamping their succession programs with higher payouts and lower barriers to entry for advisers who are preparing to retire. The efforts are aimed at competing with independent firms that hold a reputation for the highest payouts.

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    Morgan Stanley wins dismissal of 'pay to play' suit

    A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley alleging that the firm violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 by unlawfully directing business to ING as part of a “pay to play” scheme. Judge Analisa Torres of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of