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Fund conversion takes toll on UBS' fee revenue
Fund conversion takes a toll on UBS' fee revenue, but AUM and revenue per adviser hits a record as the firm sheds lower producers.
BlackRock fund removed from UBS 'select' list
UBS AG's U.S. wealth management arm has removed the BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund (MDDVX) from its list of preferred funds for advisers, according to a report Wednesday by Reuters.The news agency, which cited a memo dated Tuesday, said the firm was no longer recommending the $28.1 billion fund on
Midwest financial adviser team with $463M in assets joins Wells Fargo
Madison Street Financial Group specializes in corporate retirement plans and high-net-worth families.
UBS renews push to increase advisers' hedge fund use
The wirehouse plans tools to explain the risks and benefits of hedge fund strategies to advisers whose allocations have been low.
Wealth management a growing force in bank fortunes
Third-quarter earnings reports show that once again, wirehouses are driving revenue at the giant banks that own them.
UBS settles with Puerto Rico regulators for $5.2M over bond improprieties
UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico, a unit of UBS Wealth Management Americas, has agreed to pay $5.2 million to settle allegations by Puerto Rico regulators that the firm's brokers may have improperly placed clients into its proprietary closed-end bond funds.
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.
Wells Fargo hires UBS team in Texas
Wells Fargo Advisors has hired Robert “Bob” Higley and Robert “Bob” Gardner III from UBS Financial.They managed a combined $300 million in assets and had $2.5 million in production.The two joined the Memorial City, Texas, branch July 1. They bring a total of 61 years of industry experience to Wells
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
Brokers face challenges in originating mortgages
More financial advisers are becoming licensed mortgage loan originators as full-service brokerage firms look to be one-stop shops for wealthy investors, but some regulatory gray areas are causing concern.
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.
Judge dismisses SEC complaint involving UBS Puerto Rico bonds
In a win for UBS Financial Services Inc., an SEC administrative judge dismissed allegations that two leading executives in Puerto Rico committed fraud in 2008 and 2009.
Galvin eyeing Puerto Rican muni debt obligations
Massachusetts securities regulators have begun to make inquiries about the sale of Puerto Rican municipal debt obligations to investors in the state, with the office of Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin last Wednesday saying that it had sent inquiry letters to Fidelity's FMR Co. Inc.;
UBS Puerto Rico funds plummet
The value of proprietary closed-end-bond funds heavily invested in Puerto Rican municipal debt and created by a unit of UBS AG is plummeting, leaving the Puerto Rican arm of the firm and its 132 financial advisers there embroiled in a potentially lengthy fight with local investors who purchased the
UBS biggest wealth firm, study finds
UBS AG, which is shrinking its investment banking business, overtook Bank of America Corp. to top a ranking of the world's biggest wealth managers compiled by Scorpio Partnership.