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    Wirehouse advisers pile into euro-stock ETFs

    Currency-hedging ETF strategies are a no-brainer: Merrill Lynch portfolio manager

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    Morgan Stanley reaps benefit of comp changes in Q1 earnings

    A decline in compensation expenses in the first quarter helped the wirehouse hit its 22% profit margin target three quarters ahead of schedule. (Don't miss: The 6 highest-paid B-D executives)

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    Merrill seeks to be leader on fiduciary

    John Thiel's outspoken support of a best-interest standard and the Labor Department's effort puts pressure on peers. (See also: DOL proposes controversial fiduciary rule)

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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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    Wirehouses still attracting adviser talent

    Despite increasing options in the independent space, majority of adviser moves are still among the big four.

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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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    Fired $1.3B Merrill broker speaks out

    A 33-year veteran,Thomas Buck won't fight the wirehouse's allegations and is looking to move on after his sudden, unexpected termination

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    NFL star Dwight Freeney sues BofA, adviser for $20 million

    Dwight Freeney accuses the firm and adviser Michael Bock of leading him into a massive scam. (Plus: 7 athletes who say they were duped by advisers)

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    Exclusive: Morgan Stanley plans to sell adviser data to fund companies

    ETF managers may look to broker-dealers to 'lower the veil' covering advisers.

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    Merrill fined $2.5 million for supervision violations in Massachusetts

    Training session did not include discussion of fiduciary requirements when commission-based assets are moved to fee-based accounts

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    Morgan Stanley shuffles leadership in wealth unit

    Co-head of global capital markets, Raj Dhanda, to lead investment products and services.

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    Investors see few benefits of lower fees in adviser-sold investments

    Managed accounts sold by advisers deflect trend toward lower-fee money management as brokers work to maintain profits: Cerulli.

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    SIFMA claims White House figures on DOL rule flawed

    A new paper by the organization concludes $17 billion estimate of lost retirement savings not substantiated.

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    Finra raps UBS, Vanguard with fines totaling $850,000

    Firms failed to disclose some brokers' bankruptcies and other issues to regulators.

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    Morgan Stanley suppresses 'Hunger Games' video

    Charges InvestmentNews violated copyright laws by posting it on its website