Colton Etherton was determined to carve out a unique niche for his Beaverton, Oregon-based financial planning practice, Out of the Office Planning, but it took a leap of faith before he convinced himself he could build a business focusing on ...

Two advisers managing $189 million at Truist in Dalton, Georgia, and a trio managing $119 million at Merrill Lynch in Fayetteville, Georgia, have joined the employee unit of Raymond James. Joel Theis and Zach Theis were formerly at Truist. Joining ...

Francine Payson and Tarek Salhab, who managed $215 million at Merrill Lynch in Fort Myers, Florida, have joined the employee unit of Raymond James. The two were joined in the move by client service associates Gail Siebenmorgen and Lynda Demarco. ...

As the grip of the Big Four wirehouses — Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Wells Fargo Advisors — on financial advisers has lessened over the past 10 years or so, one of the main arteries for attracting new financial ...

A Merrill Lynch team managing $216 million has moved to the employee unit of Raymond James in Manalapan, New Jersey. Gus Fingado, a 37-year veteran of Merrill Lynch, and Matthew Walter, who has 32 years of experience as an adviser ...

Three advisers managing $565 million at Merrill Lynch in Bloomington, Minnesota, have moved to RBC Wealth Management and its Wayzata, Minnesota branch, which is outside Minneapolis. The three advisers are Mark L. Johnson, who has nearly 30 years of experience ...

Recognizing the growing popularity of model portfolios among financial advisers, Capital Group and Vanguard Group have partnered to offer 10 active-passive strategies for Morgan Stanley’s platform. The models, which are two-thirds allocated to Capital Group’s actively managed American Funds strategies ...

With the bulk of Merrill Lynch financial advisers on their way to their best years ever producing revenues, management has yet again adopted an outlook on compensation and pay that could be summed up with the saying, “If it ain’t ...

The financial advice industry, with roughly 320,000 brokers and advisers selling and recommending products, is desperate to appear more diverse. The call to diversity is all around the industry. There are more women adviser conferences than you can shake a ...

Stephen P. McGovern, who managed $800 million at Merrill Lynch in Stuart, Florida, has moved to RBC Wealth Management. Moving with him are his two assistants, Donna M. Childress and Melanie Rivera. McGovern joined Merrill Lynch in 2009 after 12 ...