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Captrust Expands into Southwest Market with Latest RIA Purchase

Captrust Financial Advisors, an independent registered investment advisor, has purchased Phoenix-based MRA Associates, a 59-person firm with $3.3 billion in assets under management. Financial...

Thrivent Hires Former LPL Exec as Senior Business Development Officer

Thrivent Advisor Network, a registered investment advisor, has hired industry veteran Gary Foster as senior business development officer. For the last 15 years of his...

Focus Financial Adds $680 Million RIA

Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: FOCS), a partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms, has added Kavar Capital Partners LLC, a Kansas -based registered...

Private Advisor Group Appoints Robert Moore as Chief Executive Officer

Private Advisor Group, the largest hybrid registered investment adviser on LPL Financial’s platform with $21 billion in asset under management, has appointed industry veteran...

SEC Charges Fugitive Atlanta Adviser with Fraudulent Securities Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Atlanta-based investment adviser and radio show host Christopher Burns with defrauding investors and misappropriating investor funds. Earlier this...

LPL Financial Adds Two Financial Advisors with $350 Million in Client...

LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, has added financial advisors Jerry Giordano and Joseph Praino to its broker-dealer and corporate RIA platforms,...

LPL Financial Recruits $200 Million Family Team from Wells Fargo

LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, has added Louis Pelliccioni, Brice L. Pelliccioni, and Amanda Pelliccioni to its broker-dealer and corporate RIA...

FBI Seeks Help Locating Fugitive Wealth Advisor

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia are seeking the public’s help in locating Atlanta-based financial advisor...

LPL Buys FinTech Firm for $12 Million

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LPLA), the parent company of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, LPL Financial LLC, has acquired Blaze Portfolio, a Chicago-based...

LPL Recruits Father-Son Advisors from Advisor Group’s KMS Financial

LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, has added father/son financial advisors Tom and Bill Smothers to its broker-dealer and corporate RIA platforms,...