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Oct 25, 2018

In the News: Fired UBS Broker Gets to Keep Half-Million-Dollar Note Balance

It was reported yesterday in AdvisorHub (Fired UBS Broker, a Hunting Show Host, Gets to Keep His Half-Million-Dollar Note Balance by Mason Braswell) that UBS was unable to enforce repayment of the outstanding balance on its promissory note in a FINRA arbitration against a broker it terminated for allegedly violating conflict of interest policies – failing to disclose client relationships. » Read More

Oct 10, 2018

Reasons Not to Quit a New Job

In Reasons Not to Quit a New Job featured in today’s The Wall Street Journal (page A12), Sue Shellenbarger provides great counsel:

Don’t be seen as someone who jumps from job to job and make the most of your current position and potential opportunities at your employer – give it a chance.

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Aug 22, 2018

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth

Yesterday’s Business & Finance section of The Wall Street Journal (pp. B1, B2) featured an article covering workplace inefficiencies that result when employees are required to report to “too many bosses.” The article notes that “more than two-thirds of employees polled around the world say they have to consult with more than one boss to get their job done…”. » Read More

Jun 25, 2018

In the News: Wells Fargo Advisors to Tell Customers They can Keep Data Away from Brokers

I was recently interviewed by AdvisorHub, a popular wealth management news source, to discuss the news that as of today, Wells Fargo Advisors will start telling customers of its private client group, that they can prevent their brokers from taking their contact information with them should the advisor leave the firm. » Read More

Feb 27, 2018

Back to the Future: 2018 and the Protocol for Broker Recruiting

I had the honor of writing a guest column this week for the Mark Elzweig Company newsletter. Mark is an executive recruiter who specializes in placing financial advisors at wirehouse, regional, independent, and RIA firms. In the column, “Back to the Future: 2018 and the Protocol for Broker Recruiting,” I  outline key points of focus in the movement of financial advisors from firm-to-firm under the new Protocol landscape. » Read More

Feb 21, 2018

In The News: Fleeing Morgan Stanley Brokers Improperly Solicit Clients

It was reported in today’s Advisor Hub that several brokers allegedly used a Morgan Stanley dinner seminar to solicit clients and prospects the night before they moved to Raymond James. This is quintessential pre-solicitation and, if true, would fall squarely within a violation of almost any reasonably drafted non-solicitation clause, regardless of the employer. » Read More

Nov 29, 2017

In The News: UBS Exits Protocol for Broker Recruiting

Yet another departure:  UBS Wealth Management Americas has followed in Morgan Stanley’s footsteps and announced its exit from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting on Monday, effective this Friday, December 1. However, prior to this announcement, UBS was ready to onboard at least two Merrill Lynch brokers still protected by the pact. » Read More

Nov 17, 2017

In The News: Headhunter Offers to Pay Morgan Stanley Brokers’ Legal Fees

I was recently interviewed by AdvisorHub, a popular wealth management news source, to once again discuss the effects of Morgan Stanley’s exit from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting. A Colorado-based search firm, Advisorbox, recently unveiled a promotion aimed at Morgan Stanley brokers with at least $500,000 of production. » Read More

Nov 09, 2017

In The News: 7 Ways Morgan Stanley’s Protocol Exit Will Backfire

You may recall, I posted about Morgan Stanley withdrawing from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting last week. I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed about this news by Mark Elzweig of OnWallStreet, an information resource for financial advisors. Read his article “7 ways Morgan Stanley’s protocol exit will backfire” here to learn more and see what else I have to say about the shocking news! » Read More

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