Mergers & Acquisitions
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Cetera closing J.P. Turner, offering some brokers jobs at Summit
CEO Larry Roth claims the move is not part of any widespread consolidation within RCAP's retail brokerage division.
UBS' U.S. brokerage business not for sale: Sergio Ermotti
Sergio Ermotti, chief executive of UBS Group AG, took time Monday to deny renewed speculation that the firm's Wealth Management Americas group might be for sale.
Goldman Sachs makes ESG bet with acquisition of asset manager Imprint Capital
The asset-management firm advises clients on investing based on their environmental, social and governance views and has more than $550 million of assets under advisement.
Raymond James' Elwyn downplays acquisitions
Brokerage isn't plotting its own big buys despite moves by competitors, says president of the firm's employee-adviser channel.
Focus Financial takes stake in $1 billion wealth adviser
Northbrook, Ill.-based Relative Value Partners brings to 35 the number of affiliates of the deep-pocketed firm led by CEO Rudy Adolf.
Willis Group and Towers Watson to merge
The newly combined advisory and insurance company will be named Willis Towers Watson and have revenue of approximately $8.2 billion.
Barclays brokers sniff at Stifel, jump to Merrill
Fifteen Barclays advisers have joined Merrill Lynch in the wake of news that Stifel Financial had agreed to buy their unit.
Cost pressures compel $24 billion B-D to sell stake to PE firm
Family-owned brokerage firm Lincoln Investment Planning has sold a 20% stake to Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm.
Why this is an exceptional time to be investing in Europe
Confluence of events make European companies extremely appealing for investors
5 ways to prevent acquisition deals from going bad
There are several key variables that will help determine a positive outcome for a purchase or sale.
Stifel could pay up to $200M for Barclays' U.S. wealth unit: Report
Credit Suisse analysts crunch the numbers following news report brokerage run by CEO Ron Kruszewski is in negotiations to buy the business.
The top RIAs pose strong competition to large brokerages
The top of InvestmentNews' annual ranking of fee-only RIAs features traditional firms that collectively pose a threat to the largest brokerages.(Plus: Our full RIA Rundown 2015 special report)
RIA sales undone because of psychology
In 2014, there were 47 acquisitions of registered investment advisers involving firms with a combined $47.4 billion of assets under management, according to Charles Schwab & Co. That may sound like a like, but it constitutes only one quarter of 1% of the industry's participants.In a new research
John Sykes sells brokerage business to Ameriprise
Deal with Ameriprise could mark the end of the line for John Sykes, who, at one time, hoped to build a brokerage to rival Raymond James.
Former Cetera owner Don Marron returns to the investment advice business
Industry vet says the future lies in retail, with baby boomers retiring and workers being moved to defined contribution plans away from pensions.