By Dan Jamieson
August 2017 issue of Financial Advisor Magazine
Recruiting activity among independent broker-dealers is regaining momentum now that the DOL rule is back on track.
Many advisors have been evaluating their broker-dealer relationships in light of the new requirements the DOL will impose. Big firms like LPL Financial and Raymond James are changing their payout formulas in response to the rule and others are likely to follow.
But independent broker-dealer execs say that some recruits in the pipeline held back on making decisions early in the year after President Trump ordered a review of the rule. That gave opponents of the DOL plan—including many B-Ds and independent reps—some hope that the rule would be indefinitely postponed.
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