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A year after taking over retail at Morgan Stanley — amid much skepticism — James Gorman has made believers out of most of the firm’s troops.
Charles R. Schwab last week called the fundamental indexes underlying his company’s three newest mutual funds “a better mousetrap,” but The Vanguard Group Inc. and Barclays Global Investors smell a rat.
Merrill Lynch & Co. analysts are mad as hell that people are simultaneously belittling and stealing their investment ideas, according to Crain's New York Business.
OptionsXpress Holdings Inc. announced today that it promoted its chief financial officer to the role of president and its chief operating officer to the role of executive vice-chairman, according to published reports.
Morgan Stanley today posted a 69% increase in first-quarter profits on strong advisory fees from higher trading levels and increased investment banking fees.
IRVINE, Calif. — In an expected move, Wachovia Securities LLC this month launched a client loyalty program called 4front.
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. is planning to increase the scope of its Indian private banking business, with a focus on providing financial services to that country’s growing wealthy population, according to the Economic Times in India.
Intrigued wirehouse executives who are looking for a change are beginning to check out independent-contractor broker-dealers, and what they see interests them more and more, industry executives, consultants and recruiters say.
After 15 years of serving their common clientele separately, Schwab Institutional and Cambridge Investment Research Inc. are showing those dually registered advisers a united front in recruitment, service and reporting.
In a huge survey of its clientele, Schwab Institutional documented what financial advisers have been screaming about for years.
- Alternative Investments
- Bonds / Fixed Income
- Client Prospecting
- Client Servicing
- Defined Benefit Plans
- Defined Contribution Plans
- Health Care
- Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
- Independent Broker Dealers