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    Wirehouses open doors to advisers who left

    As headcount continues to decline and competition for assets of veteran advisers grows, wirehouses are more comfortable extending bonuses and employment offers to what was once considered an off-limits group: advisers who had left the firm to join a competitor.

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    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.

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    Deutsche team with $3.2 billion in assets forms RIA

    Advisers David La Placa (pictured) and Jay Casey, founded Intellectus Partners after managing some $3.2 billion at Deutsche Bank. They've jumped ship to start their own firm.

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    RBC Wealth Management grabs $1.2B team from Merrill Lynch

    The hires are part of the firm's broader plans to seek out high-quality financial advisers.

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    A sure-fire approach to get employees to stay

    Mark Johannessen says firms need to help each staff member grow and feel respected as a professional. Here's how he does it.

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    United Capital picks up StanCorp group with $574 million

    After acquiring several investment advisers over the past decade, Stancorp decided to sell its private client group.

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    Baird scoops up advisers with $1.1 billion from Wells Fargo

    The group of six advisers brought in $5.44 million in annual revenue for their former firm.

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    Raymond James nabs $665 million Morgan Stanley team

    Raymond James Financial Inc. has picked up another large team from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, this time a $665 million unit in Grand Blanc, Mich.The team, which comprises six advisers operating as The Horizon Group, produced $4 million in revenue last year, according to a statement from

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    Ladenburg Thalmann broker-dealer Securities Service Network adds $430M firm

    The Horizon Group, a retirement planning firm formerly with Cadaret Grant, joins in Rochester, N.Y.

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    Raymond James sets record recruiting $2.4 billion Morgan team

    The St. Petersburg, Fla.-based firm, which has focused on attracting veteran advisers from wirehouses or boutique firms, scored the largest coup in its 54-year history with the addition of a $2.4 billion team from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

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    Finra releases revised broker compensation proposal

    Brokerages would have to send an 'educational communication' to investors outlining questions they should ask their broker about compensation and other inducements for switching firms.

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    Attrition and breakaways have shrunk head counts at wirehouses

    Attrition and breakaways have shrunk head counts at wirehouses, threatening the big four firms as they look to keep pace. (Plus: Our full Spotlight on Wirehouses special report)

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    What draws women advisers to certain IBDs

    Some IBDs are finding extraordinary success in leveling the ranks of male and female advisers, even though on average less than one out of every five advisers today is a woman. Here's how they do it.

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    Wirehouse employees rate their firms on sites like

    Morgan Stanley chief James Gorman gets 87% approval rating on, tops among wirehouse CEOs. The firm ranked third on among the 50 'best' banking companies in terms of quality of life and prestige.

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    Wells Fargo nabs $650 million Barclays duo

    The Blaustein Clancy financial group's clients are mostly high net worth or ultra-high net worth