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James Gorman: This is a historic day for Morgan Stanley.

What 'historic' deal James Gorman really closed by paying Citigroup to release its tentacles from Smith Barney?
The implicit mission of Morgan Stanley in hiring the ex-Merrill Lynch brokerage chief was to switch market positions with Merrill -- and perhaps thats just happened?

Monday 6.24.13
Patrick Burns: Is there really that much of difference between their branch manager's encouraging them to join a new firm versus a recruiter at a Protocol member firm's doing the same?

Why MSSB's legal hardball in Idaho could bring overdue change to the Broker Protocol
As the Broker Protocol nears its 10th birthday, the author argues that branch managers who jump ship and then recruit others deserve legal cover

Wednesday 6.12.13
Michael Hull: There's no question we were going to be together.

Brothers reunite as a $3.8 billion ex-Graystone team forms its own RIA
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's elite consulting unit pushed out the older brother based on alleged wrongdoing and his younger brother spearheaded a breakaway to rejoin him

Wednesday 7.11.12
Charles Shapiro: We're not trying to cannibalize LPL's business ... We're trying to build a great hybrid model.

Three MSSB brokers gravitate to a $4.5 billion LPL hybrid with a hefty RIA platform -- and a sub-channel appears to be nearing critical mass
Ohio-based Stratos offers cozy and profitable setup that stands between the biggest IBD and the advisors who ultimately consume its services

Wednesday 6.27.12
Rene' Nourse: Creating the brochure, I wanted to make sure there were women and people of color represented.

Seeing her small clients take Morgan Stanley's brunt, a 12-year Smith Barney vet decamps with $100 million after meeting with Schwab
Rene' Nourse joins CONCERT to avoid telling smaller clients that MSSB benefits were being taken away and to create a brand aimed at middle class urbanites

Friday 6.22.12
Steven Stahlberg: I think we have a great stage to build something.

Three RIA items of interest
BHWM hires Morgan Stanley, RW Baird vet; FallLine brings on third partner to focus on tech; preliminary injunction filed against Matthew Hutcheson

Tuesday 6.19.12
Monique Miller knows alternative investments from her days with Caxton Associates.

Dynasty Financial hires an expert to help it build an alternative-investments inventory
Monique Miller brings her Caxton expertise and Dynasty is also poaching Austin Philbin, overseer of 100-plus MSSB advisors,

Friday 6.1.12
Iconiq's San Francisco offices are little more than a receptionist's desk and a row of trading screens -- but it's more than enough to manage the assets of Facebook's billionaires.

How the Facebook IPO is creating the mother of all RIAs, Iconiq, and what an in-your-face it is for Wall Street
Breakaway out of Morgan Stanley, Divesh Makan, attracts the Mark Zuckerbergs and Sheryl Sandbergs of the world with his pedigree and presence

Friday 5.18.12
E. F. Hutton may need to listen harder than ever to become the fifth wirehouse in an RIA world.

What the reincarnation of E.F. Hutton says about the pace at which RIA business is moving
It's the latest in a series of recent ventures marked by infectious enthusiasm by founders -- and few details about their business plans

Tuesday 4.24.12
Joan Khoury: We have flexibility of delivering advice to a broader range of investors.

LPL lures top execs away from Merrill Lynch, MSSB
Such defections from the wirehouse world to the IBD arena would not have happened even 10 years ago, recruiters say

Monday 3.5.12
Larry King: No one owns us...It's really the best of all worlds.

Dynasty adds Larry King, a cornerstone advisor of legacy Smith Barney's family wealth unit
At Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the Saratoga Springs team had about $1.2 billion

Monday 2.6.12
Chip Roame: They can offer a traditional payout of 40% or so and pay for personnel, rent, technolog or they can pay a higher payout.

Wirehouses will create their own independent models, Tiburon report says
WIll 2012 be the year that wirehouse 'halfway houses' catch fire?

Thursday 1.19.12
 Leonard Reinhart: What really intrigues me about what he's doing is he's bringing Wall Street back to Main Street.

Why exactly Dave Loeper and a Smith Barney/E.F Hutton legend are teaming up
Leonard Reinhart has ideas about how to market the Richmond, Va.-based firm's patented technology - and alleviate strain

Wednesday 10.26.11
What if the free markets, the SEC and the Department of Labor all drive in different directions?

Advisor vs. Advisor: Two RIAs and two brokers advocate [a total of] four different ways of earning fees and caring for clients
Comment boards: Advisors argue separately for principles-based care, non-principles-based care, 12(b)-1 fees and their eradication

Thursday 8.19.10

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