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Another Cross Search Success story!

A $1.3B Financial Telesis Shop Switches B-Ds Filed on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 A $1.3-billion 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) team just aligned with Independent Financial Group. David Krasnow confirms that last month his Cleveland-based shop,Pension Advisors, switched broker-dealers from Financial Telesis, Inc.to IFG. Krasnow had worked with FTI for seven years. Krasnow’s move comes as giant independent B-D LPL and…

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Questions to ask a broker dealer

Can anyone know with 100% certainty that a partnership will be a perfect match or that it will last forever?  The obvious answer to this question is, no.  So how does an advisor choose a broker dealer, hoping promises will be kept and that change wont ruin the agreed upon partnership?  The best answer is,…

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Advisor Placement Firm Cross-Search Has Another Success Story

Advisor Joins Girard Securities With Help From Advisor Placement Firm Cross-Search David S. Mowatt of Mowatt Financial has partnered with Independent Broker Dealer Girard Securities. Girard is a mid-sized firm recently honored as one of the top 10* Independent Broker-Dealer’s in the industry. When asked why they chose Girard, David replied, “With the help of…

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Broker Dealer Consolidation

How will it affect you? Broker dealer consolidation is at an all-time high, and we expect six to eight more firms to be consumed by larger entities this year. If you are with a broker dealer that is being acquired, or that you expect might be acquired in the near future, you need to be…

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Prepping for a broker dealer change

Broker Dealer Change tips For years regulators have been ramping up the pressure they put on broker dealers.  One area they have focused on significantly is in the recruitment of advisors and the due diligence a broker dealer does before they license someone with their firm. Consequently broker dealers are scrutinizing advisors they bring on…

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Independent Broker Dealer Recruiting

In a recent InvestmentNews webinar Jodie Papike spoke about recruiting in 2014, what advisors are looking for in an Independent Broker Dealer relationship, and what is pushing advisors to switch Independent Broker Dealers. When asked what the most successful Independent Broker Dealers are doing to attract quality advisors Jodie Papike said- “As advisers have more…

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Not Your Father’s Broker Dealer

Top Broker Dealers bringing more to the table My father and I often talk about the differences between the broker dealers of his generation and of today. As part of the second generation of our family broker dealer recruiting business, I have seen more changes in the broker dealer landscape over the past few years…

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Broker Dealer Recruiting picking up steam

Broker Dealer recruiting  Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason behind advisor broker dealer movement, but overall we typically see less activity in extreme down or up markets.  It is no secret that broker dealer recruiting was very slow for most Independent broker dealers for the first three quarters of the year, but it has…

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Broker Dealer Compliance

Is your broker dealer’s compliance department working for or against you? There is no question that today’s regulatory environment has put a tremendous strain on broker dealers’ compliance departments.  Broker dealers are faced with walking a tight rope on keeping advisors and regulators satisfied.  From my experience in talking to advisors across the country, some…

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Hybrid broker dealers attracting more advisors

Hybrid Broker Dealers Gaining Steam! As the trend continues toward advisors wanting more flexibility with their broker dealers, more firms are developing hybrid platforms in order to attract and retain advisors.  Many advisors who are considering breaking away completely from a broker dealer or are interested in setting up their own RIA are being lured…

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