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    In Labor Department's fiduciary proposal, a nod to passive investing

    Brokers who sell index funds may get a leg up from newly proposed requirements that would impose more stringent advice standards.

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    Ex-JPMorgan Chase broker charged with stealing $20M from clients

    Allegedly was investing in municipal securities, but pocketed money instead

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    Brokers get a mixed review on how they treat older investors

    More than a third of brokerage firms examined by Finra and the SEC made one or more potentially unsuitable recommendations of variable annuities to senior investors.

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    Broker-dealer expands crowdfunding reach with new partnership

    Broker-dealer North Capital Private Securities adds crowdfunding site OneVest to its platform that syndicates private offerings for investors.

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    Stifel's purchase of Sterne Agee likely not its last in the broker-dealer space

    The acquisition signals Stifel's interest in growing its wealth management business, though future deals depend on what's available — and at what price, according to CEO Ron Kruszewski.

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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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    Liquidity restrictions haunt money-market funds

    As investors hunt for yield and security, money-market fund managers detail their changes.

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    Would one share of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway be a smart retirement savings strategy?

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Would buying one share of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway be a good savings strategy?

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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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    Tony Thompson barred from securities industry

    The regulator said he misrepresented $50 million private offering that later went into default

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    Alternative investing education grows in stride with fast-growing liquid alts space

    Wirehouses and broker-dealers are seen as the next area of expansion for year-old program.

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    Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman rakes in the big bucks

    Breakfast with Benjamin: A 25% pay raise to $22.5 million means it's good to be Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman.

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    Are brokers being branded with a scarlet 'S'?

    Proponents of a fiduciary standard are ganging up on commission-based advisers through public shaming regarding the Suitability standard.

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    New York City official wants to make brokers say: 'I am not a fiduciary'

    Advice industry mixed on the push for a New York bill to clearly distinguish advisers from brokers.

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    Royal Alliance acquires small independent B-D

    Formerly known as First Midwest Securities, the IBD has 33 advisers and $600 million under management.