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Bruce Kelly

Senior Columnist, Independent Broker-Dealers and Wirehouses

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A former middle school and high school English teacher, Bruce Kelly started at InvestmentNews in 2000 as the brokerage reporter after a two-year stint at sister publication Pensions & Investments. He writes a bi-weekly, award winning column, On Advice, and covers the independent broker-dealer industry.

Recent Articles


LPL follows the money

Aug 17, 2019

As its fee-based advisory business continues to grow, the country's biggest IBD wants to keep more of its RIA assets at home. It won't be easy.


Bitter legal fracas brewing between top executives at Indiana broker-dealer

Aug 16, 2019

Former CEO of David A. Noyes, Mark Damer, was fired last month


IFS Securities hit with $10 million trading loss: reports

Aug 15, 2019

Midsize broker-dealer facing 'substantial losses' from head bond trader's bet on Treasuries


Cetera Financial Group adds 1,000 advisers, $19 billion in assets so far in 2019

Aug 14, 2019

The broker-dealer network is adding both new and experienced advisers


The fight over who owns the client comes to RIAs

Aug 13, 2019

Mercer Global Advisors sues adviser who jumped to a competitor


FSC Securities facing arbitration claim over REIT and VA sales

Aug 12, 2019

Investors allege that brokers used lump sum retirement payouts to buy high-commission products


Focus Financial reports strong M&A numbers

Aug 8, 2019

The 30 deals it closed on so far this year already exceeds the total it had in 2018


GPB adds class action lawsuit to list of woes

Aug 6, 2019

Private placement firm's latest hurdle stems from the lack of financial reporting

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Wells Fargo names Jim Hays new head of brokerage unit

Jul 31, 2019

He replaces David Kowach, who moves over to lead community banking division


A crisis of confidence surrounds GPB Capital

Jul 30, 2019

The latest setback is a lawsuit from an auto dealer who sold a majority stake in his company to GPB and accuses the firm of 'a massive securities fraud.'

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