LPL-affiliated OSJ adds $1.65-mln family trio in W. Va./Fla. from Wells’ employee channel, Washington State OSJ abandons two-decade affiliation with Penn Mutual unit for Royal Alliance.
Merrill solo practitioner with $120 million book joins Wells in Panhandle resort town while Advisor Group pair with $160 million in southwest Florida changes affiliation to LPL.
Steward, which has recruited primarily from wirehouses, lures independent brokers from Advisor Group to its new “affiliate channel” with an alternate payout plan.
Nebraska-based OSJ said it moved in part over concerns about its former firm’s recent purchase by private equity-controlled Advisor Group.
Cetera Financial Group, the 8,000-advisor independent broker whose credit outlook was downgraded recently, has cut several senior managers in recent weeks amid a broad “organizational realignment.”
Advisors will continue to operate autonomous practices in the near term, but say succession planning support from LPL was key to their affiliation change.
Finra fines and censures Royal Alliance, an Advisor Group firm, for supervisory flaws involving two now-imprisoned brokers.
The parent of Advisor Group is offering qualifying brokers at Ladenburg Thalmann the chance to become limited partners in a new parent company, with minimum investments of $75,000.
Phillip Frost seeks to rescind December 2018 deal in which he sold 51 million shares to Ladenburg at $2.50 a share and enjoin its $3.50-per-share merger deal with Advisor Group.
Two separate suits alleging inadequate proxy information on valuation decisions and company financials have been filed.
David Pintaric, a Daytona Speedway habitue, hopes to recruit brokers to his new business on the eve of Ladenburg Thalmann’s takeover by Advisor Group.