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The hazards of securities-based lending as a source of retirement income
Securities-based lending is emerging as a possible way to fund short-term expenses in retirement, but experts warn that advisers ought to use abundant caution when working with this strategy. Securities-based lending allows clients to tap a line of credit by pledging a portfolio of assets in a
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.
Oil producers are feeling the heat from falling prices
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, some oil producers have a lot to lose from cheap oil. Plus: Merrill brokers are heading for greener pastures, activist investors are taking over, and tune up your holiday tipping practices.
SEC penalizes 13 firms for improper sales of Puerto Rican bonds
The SEC cracks down on financial firms, including Schwab, J.P. Morgan Securities, Lebenthal, Oppenheimer, TD Ameritrade, UBS and Wedbush for selling risky debt beneath the minimum allotment of $100,000 for a single transaction.
Merrill snags $500 million team from UBS
Trio brought in $5 million in annual revenue at UBS and will join Merrill's elite private banking group. See also: Merrill loses longtime broker to Morgan Stanley)
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.
Ex-UBS adviser faces $5 million sexual harassment suit
Former intern claims she was offered Christian Louboutin shoes in exchange for sex; adviser and firm say she welcomed advances.
Wirehouses' cost cuts target support staff
UBS' plans to cut 75 sales assistants comes as firms including Morgan Stanley target new profit margin goals for next year.
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.
The financial fallout from Germany's World Cup rout of Brazil
Breakfast with Benjamin: Germany's World Cup rout goes beyond soccer. Plus: The SEC takes another stab at curbing high-speed trading, investment lessons from a crumbling cupcake chain, and dividend stocks are looking better than ever.
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
UBS picks up Merrill adviser with $500M in assets
Stephen Davis joins the firm after spending his entire 21-year career at Merrill.