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    Another key executive departs LPL

    Brain drain at nation's largest IBD continues as top East Coast recruiter plans to take a new position at an insurance company-owned broker-dealer.

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    Adviser pool continues to drain, losing 2% in 2013

    According to new data, adviser headcount fell by 1.9% in 2013, as about 5,500 advisers left the industry and were not replaced.

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    Recruiting isn't the finish line; it's the starting point

    To grow consistently and profitably, firms should look at recruiting as a long-term investment.

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    10 developments to watch in the independent broker-dealer industry in 2015

    Advisers and their independent broker-dealers saw movement last year in regulation, investment products, business strategies, retirement vehicles and more. Here are 10 of the hottest topics, which are sure to continue to evolve as the year unfolds.LPL strapped with compliance chargesLPL Financial,

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    It's about more than payouts

    Some broker-dealers have resources that help advisers create a bigger pie, not just boost their slice

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    Ohio State's Cardale Jones: 'No' to the NFL, 'yes' to financial planning

    Cardale Jones shocked college football fans this week by leading Ohio State University to the College Football Playoff National Championship after the team's first- and second-string quarterbacks were injured.He confounded expectations again Thursday when he announced he would stay in school and

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    Financial adviser rises in list of top jobs

    The advice business increasingly is a terrific profession, moving up 16 spots on the U.S. News & World Report list from last year. (Don't miss: The 10 best business jobs of 2015)

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    Hanson McClain sues former adviser and Ameriprise

    $1.6 billion Hanson McClain claims Thomas Chandler and his new firm, Ameriprise, committed 'highway robbery' in taking client information.

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    Financial adviser moves set to pick up in 2015

    An analysis of InvestmentNews' Adviser on the Moves database points to an active year starting from the first quarter

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    Advisers find new ways to attract increasingly wealthy population — women

    Buckingham hires novel director position focused on financial solutions for female clients.

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    Merrill loses advisers managing $18.6 billion in 2014

    Wirehouse lost advisers managing $18.6 billion in 2014; veteran brokers blame Bank of America's 'fire first and ask questions later' mentality and expiration of retention deals. (See also: How wirehouses will strike back against breakaways)

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    HighTower recruits $550 million UBS team

    TC Wealth Management joins in New York, adds to HighTower's 13 transitions in 2014.

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    Morgan Stanley nabs $6.5B Merrill Lynch private wealth team

    Three elite advisers with Merrill Lynch's Private Banking and Investment Group jumped to Morgan on Friday.

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    CFP Board launches initiative to recruit women for financial planning

    Women's Initiative Council will provide guidance on the development of enterprises to pave a way for more women to enter the industry.

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    Young advisers go from learning to doing

    New employees have gained confidence, and are starting to work with clients