Biggest independent broker-dealer says recruiting remains vibrant after breakaway of Independent Financial while Opco force edges toward 1,000.
Princeton-based broker with $1.5 million in production joins LPL affiliate after two decades with UBS.
Broker with $200 million in assets leaves Commonwealth Financial to join advisory firm run by former Morgan Stanley manager.
State says 651 LPL “agents” were operating without registration and also sanctions firm for late filings of customer complaints and other reportable events.
Both companies, which have been rapidly growing their broker sales force in recent years, have raised estimated legal expenses by 10’s of millions over the past year.
New Jersey-based Gladstone Wealth Group, which has been recruiting wirehouse managers in an effort to quickly expand its franchise, signs up 21-year industry veteran.
Michael Struckman, who left Morgan Stanley and his Southeast regional post almost a year ago, affiliated with LPL on Tuesday.
Jeb Bashaw, a Houston-based independent broker with a history of litigation against LPL, receives four-month suspension, fine and a requirement to retake the Series 7 exam for borrowing $200,000 from a customer who was a “longtime friend.”