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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Former Ameriprise Advisor

Posted on April 8th, 2022 at 12:09 PM
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Former Ameriprise Advisor

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a former Ameriprise Financial advisor in a landmark decision that could provide advisors with more leeway when disputing arbitration awards.

 
 

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Judge Splits Late UBS Manager’s Assets Between His Mother and Domestic Partner

Posted on April 4th, 2022 at 1:39 PM
Judge Splits Late UBS Manager’s Assets Between His Mother and Domestic Partner

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the mother and domestic partner of a former UBS Wealth Management complex manager, who died in January 2019 at age 48, to split nearly $649,000 in assets.

 
 

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Morgan Stanley Hit With Another Deferred Compensation Claim

Posted on March 29th, 2022 at 12:18 PM
Morgan Stanley Hit With Another Deferred Compensation Claim

Morgan Stanley’s legal woes over its withholding of deferred compensation from brokers who leave for another firm are multiplying. Attorney James Eccleston stressed that a threat still persists in the federal proposed class action that Morgan Stanley will persuade the court to compel the plaintiffs to arbitrate.

 
 
 
 
 

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SEC Warns Advisors To Be “Vigilant” As Market Volatility Expands

Posted on March 17th, 2022 at 10:57 AM
SEC Warns Advisors To Be “Vigilant” As Market Volatility Expands

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned financial advisory firms and broker-dealers to be vigilant in analyzing trading risks as market volatility continues to surge.

 
 

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Recent Morgan Stanley Recruiting Video Directly Criticizes Merrill Lynch

Posted on March 11th, 2022 at 2:27 PM
Recent Morgan Stanley Recruiting Video Directly Criticizes Merrill Lynch

A recently-produced Morgan Stanley recruiting video that managers can use to convince potential recruits to join the firm directly criticizes its rival, Merrill Lynch.

 

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FINRA Issues FAQ On Senior Exploitation Rules

Posted on March 9th, 2022 at 12:58 PM
FINRA Issues FAQ On Senior Exploitation Rules

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has released a frequently asked questions (FAQ) guidance on new rules the regulator has enforced pertaining to financial exploitation of seniors.

 
 

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Massachusetts Regulators Charge Broker-Dealer Over Unsuitable Sales of Leveraged ETFs

Posted on March 8th, 2022 at 11:31 AM
Massachusetts Regulators Charge Broker-Dealer Over Unsuitable Sales of Leveraged ETFs

Massachusetts securities regulators have charged a broker-dealer with allegedly failing to adequately monitor advisors who sold unsuitable leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs) through another firm, which caused investors to lose $2.3 million. 

 
 

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Wells Fargo Deemed ‘Vindictive’ In Former Advisor’s Arbitration Win

Posted on March 7th, 2022 at 2:37 PM
Wells Fargo Deemed ‘Vindictive’ In Former Advisor’s Arbitration Win

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel has awarded a former Wells Fargo advisor $1.43 million in a dispute pertaining to the advisor’s termination from the firm.

 
 

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UBS Triggers Margin Calls After Russia Bond Values Plummet

Posted on March 3rd, 2022 at 3:24 PM
UBS Triggers Margin Calls After Russia Bond Values Plummet

UBS Group has triggered margin calls on some of its wealth management clients who use Russian bonds as collateral for their investments after the value of debt issued by the country and its businesses plummeted.

 
 

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Wells Fargo Announces That Labor Department Is Investigating Its 401(k) Plan

Posted on March 2nd, 2022 at 12:33 PM
Wells Fargo Announces That Labor Department Is Investigating Its 401(k) Plan

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and other federal agencies are probing Wells Fargo & Co.’s 401(k) plan, according to the firm’s most recent SEC 10-k regulatory filing.

 
 

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May 19, 2022
UBS Advisor Joins U.S. Capital After Contentious Compliance Review

A UBS Wealth Management advisor who generated $3 million in annual revenue has joined U.S. Capital Wealth Advisors, which is a regional Texas-based firm run by a former UBS manager.

 
 
May 18, 2022
Some Advisors Chose Inopportune Time To Boost Bet On GWG Bonds

Financial advisors who chose to double down on GWG are having second thoughts.

 
 
May 17, 2022
Focus Financial Board Member Sues J.P. Morgan Over $7 Million In Pandemic Losses

A California dermatologist, who also is a Focus Financial Partners board member, has filed a $7 million arbitration claim against J.P. Morgan over pandemic-related losses in a managed account.