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Cetera broker dealers up for sale

In a recent article written in Investment News Larry Papike is quoted discussing the current developments within the Cetera umbrella of broker dealers.  Larry Roth, who was recently named head of Cetera Financial Group, this week, announced that they are looking for a buyer to purchase all ten of their broker dealers.   “The Cetera advisers…

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Broker Dealer upfront money

Setting the reset button on broker dealer upfront money expectations Much has been written lately about the trends that are taking place in the Independent Broker Dealer space as it relates to upfront money.  In the latest story written by Jodie Papike that appeared in InvestmentNews Aug. 2015, Jodie discusses Independent Broker Dealers upfront money…

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Advisor Succession Planning

Advisor succession Planning – Support may be closer than you think As the average advisor age continues to rise in the financial advise business, broker dealers are stepping up to help their advisors develop a plan for the future of their business. No longer does an advisor have to take on the task of evaluating…

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Independent Broker Dealer Options

There is no denying the allure of the independent broker dealer environment.  For years advisors have been flocking to the Independent Broker Dealer model for a variety of reasons.  Higher compensation, freedom and the flexibility to run a business the way you see fit are just a few of the many attractive qualities the independent…

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Independent Broker Dealer Consolidation

How is Independent Broker Dealer Consolidation affecting advisors? Keeping up with the consolidation that has been taking place in the Independent Broker Dealer landscape over the past few years is literally like a full time job.  Broker Dealers have been selling, merging or going out of business at an incredibly fast rate.  It wasn’t until…

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Jodie Papike comments on Financial Telesis acquisition

NFP Advisor Services, the brokerage unit of National Financial Partners Corp., has made hay in light of a recent deal announced between LPL Financial and Financial Telesis. NFP Advisor Services reported that it had wrapped up a recruiting spree over the past six to eight weeks in which it landed 53 advisers, the “vast majority” of which…

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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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