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Morgan Stanley ordered to pay $2.4M arbitration award over former broker's trades
Broker Steven Mark Wyatt was accused of unauthorized and excessive stock-market trading during and after the 2008 financial crisis.
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)
Finra arbitration panel awards $500,000 to former Morgan Stanley rep
Broker and wirehouse embroiled in a three-year dispute over a promissory note.
Wirehouses still attracting adviser talent
Despite increasing options in the independent space, majority of adviser moves are still among the big four.
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.
Morgan Stanley's 'Hunger Games' parody whips financial Twitter into a frenzy
Morgan Stanley's parody of the “Hunger Games” film series, obtained exclusively by InvestmentNews, generated a ton of buzz across the financial world. Twitter was the source of some of the best reactions to the 10-minute attempt at humor from the wirehouse giant. We've pulled together a collection
Morgan Stanley's Hunger Games-inspired video they don't want you to see
The straitlaced wirehouse pulled the plug on this 10-minute spoof of the popular "Hunger Games" series. But did it go too far? You decide.
Swiss franc fallout hits some liquid alt funds harder than others
Financial advisers who have been watching from a distance the fallout from Switzerland's surprise move last week to remove its currency ceiling against the euro might want to take a closer look at some of the mutual funds in their clients' portfolios.While it might be disheartening to see something
Morgan Stanley data offered on Internet for virtual currency
Morgan Stanley discovered client data was stolen after someone posted information on 900 of its brokerage customers on the website Pastebin last month and asked potential buyers to pay for more with a virtual currency, according to a person briefed on the investigation.The bank had the data removed
Morgan Stanley fires broker for stealing thousands of clients' data
Morgan Stanley fired an employee in its wealth management group who had stolen client data and posted some of it online. The theft affected up to 10% — 350,000 — of the firm's 3.5 million wirehouse clients.
Raymond James recruits $300M Morgan Stanley team
Raymond James has snagged a $300 million team from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.Craig A. Houck and Richard L. Schooley Jr. will join Raymond James' independent channel, operating as Dogwood Wealth Advisors, with offices in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.(See who else has joined Raymond James)At
Pimco sees muni returns ebbing after best gain since '11
Pimco sees muni returns ebbing after best gain since '11 Returns in 2015 may be less than half of the 8.6% logged in 2014 Oct 14, 2014 @ 9:55 am By Bloomberg News + Zoom With the $3.7 trillion municipal market poised for its biggest annual gain since 2011, this year is going to be a tough act to
Wells Fargo binges on Morgan Stanley recruits
Since June, the firm has snatched nearly $1.4 billion in assets from rival wirehouse, according to moves tracked by InvestmentNews.
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.
Morgan Stanley lets advisers write what they tweet
The wirehouse is one of the first to break away from exclusively canned content on Twitter.