Penny Stock Purveyors The Securities and Exchange Commission issued administrative proceedings against five securities professionals from now defunct Leeb Brokerage Services, for facilitating unlawful sales of penny stocks to investors from 2005 to ...
After 28 years with Edward Jones, and 14 years as the firm’s chief market strategist, Alan Skrainka was let go from the firm on Friday. According to a Jones spokesperson, Skrainka was ousted due to “his use of written materials without giving attribution.”
After Edward Jones lost two top producing reps and increased production expectations last month, some media outlets and recruiters made a lot of noise about rising advisor defections at Edward Jones. The truth is, Edward Jones attrition remains enviably low. Below, a wide-ranging interview with managing partner Jim Weddle.
Subprime Backed Securities Bite Morgan Keegan The Securities and Exchange Commission issued administrative proceedings against Memphis, Tenn.-based firms Morgan Keegan & Company and Morgan Asset Management and two employees accused of fraudulently ...
More than 800 Syracuse University students and alumni signed an online petition to disinvite Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase chairman and chief executive officer, from delivering his scheduled 2010 commencement speech.
Edward Jones, now about 90 years old, “has prospered by dispensing buy-and-hold wisdom to small clients in small places.” That’s how we put it on our April 2006 cover story on the firm. But now Edward Jones is doing something very modern and very Wall Street: Like other firms, Jones is lighting a fire under its advisors’ feet to increase production.
Today Stifel Financial Corp., the St.Louis-based financial services holding company, said it is buying Thomas Weisel Partners Group, a San Francisco-based investment bank, in a deal valued at more than $300 million.
LAST UPDATED : April 16, 4:57 p.m. The Securities Exchange Commission sued Goldman Sachs for fraud today in connection with the mortgage-backed collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) it packaged and sold to investors.
Variable annuities can offer a number of potential benefits: They can help plan retirement income, generate tax-deferred growth and, with some contracts, protect principal. Yet even advisors, who recognize the benefits of variable annuities acknowledge their drawbacks—particularly their fees and the tax treatment of gains....More
As the industry continues to shift toward fee based business, many advisors are taking a deeper look into their current practice in an effort to align with this trend. The good news is that shifting away from a commission-based model can transform your practice in powerful ways—including increasing the stability of your revenue streams, enhancing client loyalty and potentially boosting the value of your businesses....More