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    A recruiting war for recruiters

    As competition for advisers intensifies, advisory firms are raiding each other for internal recruiting talent in an effort to get a leg up in the hiring game.

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    Baird snatches Wells Fargo adviser with $350M in AUM

    Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. has added a top broker from Wells Fargo and a new director to its Houston market.Gary Foose Jr. joins the firm as a director and financial adviser in Houston with $350 million in client assets and $1 million in annual production.“Gary's a high-integrity guy. He's been in

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    UBS seeks to raise fees amid mutual fund conversion

    Losing revenue from 12(b)-1 fees, the firm is asking its advisers to raise minimum fees to help make up for lost revenue.

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    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.

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    $650M broker team breaks away from Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley team with $650 million in assets breaks away lto set up shop with help from a new firm, Tru Independence

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    Wells Fargo Advisors' profit soars

    Wells Fargo Advisors’ profit rocketed up in the second quarter , jumping up to $544 million, a 25% increase from the year-earlier quarter. The wealth, brokerage and retirement unit, which comprises roughly 15,189 advisers divided between employee and independent networks, enjoyed strong growth in

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    As economy improves, veteran advisers stay put

    Strong market performance keeps most clients and advisers in place. Check out our database to see who's moving where.

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    Fund managers warned that wirehouse outreach may not pay off

    Consultancy says fund houses must pivot to independent advisers and new products to drive growth.

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    Morgan fined $1 million in retired-broker snafu

    Wirehouse slapped with fine after Finra alleged it paid retired brokers $100M in commissions without making sure they had stopped providing advice.

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    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

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    Morgan Stanley lets advisers write what they tweet

    The wirehouse is one of the first to break away from exclusively canned content on Twitter.

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    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

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    Ex-UBS broker facing probe into loan advice

    U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico investigating allegations over advice to borrow money to make investments.

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    Clintons jump through financial planning loopholes to dodge estate taxes they support

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Brokers pouncing on 401(k) biz. Plus: The Clintons dodge the estate taxes they support. The Fed wants to add exit fees to bond funds, U.S. banks on the edge of new funding rules, Congress mulls investor confidence on your dime, El-Erian sides with the IMF, and merger mania

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    Do Merrill Lynch's new business cards diss the brand?

    A tweak to Merrill Lynch business cards earlier this year caused a stir among some of the firm's 13,700 advisers.