Have any questions? 800-685-2384 or info@advisorbox.com

Merrill Advisors: Your Protocol Domino Falls Next

  • On November 29, 2017
You have days, not weeks, to ensure choice Two down and one to go… UBS, a founding member of Protocol, has announced they are following Morgan Stanley in exiting Protocol. The pullout will be effective on Friday, December 1. Like Morgan Stanley, they are only providing their advisors with a few days notice, meaning if […]
Read More

Non-Protocol BluePaper by ALLI

  • On November 29, 2017
ALLI (Advisor Legal Liberty Initiative) has added a Non-Protocol BluePaper resource for the industry.  We will be posting the latest Non-Protocol news and tips for advisors seeking to transition out of non-protocol firms. Morgan Stanley advisor pays the price for not getting Non-Protocol legal advice AdvisorHub reported Monday that Morgan Stanley was granted a TRO […]
Read More

Advisorbox Releases Recruiting Value Prop Analysis on Ameriprise Financial

  • On November 29, 2017
Today Advisorbox released their comprehensive analysis of the Ameriprise Financial value proposition for Financial Advisors. Ameriprise Financial is an independent broker dealer that has both employee and independent platforms. The Ameriprise Advisor Group, has over 2,000 W-2 advisors in traditional corporate branch offices. The Ameriprise Franchise Group, has over 5,700 advisors operating independently owned franchises […]
Read More

AdvisorLoans Creates Free Lending Guide eBook for Financial Advisors

  • On November 29, 2017
AdvisorLoans released their Advisor Lending Guide eBook. The eBook is available at no cost to either advisors or firms. It can be read online at AdvisorLoans.com, saved as a PDF, or printed. Financial Advisors, RIAs, and firms now has an available lending guide written specifically for independent advisors seeking loans for acquisitions, partner buyouts, working […]
Read More

The Fiduciary Irony of SBA Bank Kickbacks to Firms and Vendors in the Independent Channel

  • On November 29, 2017
The independent channel promotes fiduciary thinking, doing what is in the best interest of the client, and accountability.  It frowns on pushing proprietary products, receiving kickbacks, and not disclosing commissions. It is ironic, even alarming, that these hallmarks of the independent channel mindset are not also always being applied to the benefit of independent advisors […]
Read More

Carnac: UBS Exiting Protocol in November, Merrill Lynch Exiting in December

  • On November 21, 2017
Several industry insiders for years, even a decade, have predicted the potential wirehouse exits from Protocol if the rapid expansion of Protocol firms continued, causing Protocol to backfire on the wirehouses. This has been a on and off again topic amongst recruiting circles for years. New predictions are as common as old ones. Old predictions […]
Read More

Thanking UBS and Merrill Lynch

  • On November 21, 2017
The entire industry owes both your firms a big thank you for creating Protocol. Your vision has fundamentally changed the industry for the better over the last 13 years, and your firms take two-thirds of the credit. Protocol is highly regarded and loved nationwide by firms, advisors, and the clients who were introduced to Protocol […]
Read More

SBA Paves Way for More Flexible M&A

  • On November 21, 2017
New Acquisition Rules = Beauty and the Beast SBA’s new rules and requirements for 2018 has paved the way, to be the way more advisors choose for   financing acquisition and equity buy out/in loans, than years past. Starting January 1st, the SBA will have new equity injection requirements for acquisition loans. For most acquisition and […]
Read More

Hey Thanksgiving Carnivores, Try these Turkey Recipe Options

  • On November 21, 2017
This Thanksgiving bring some summer fireworks to your taste buds and your belly alike. We have chosen our favorite styles from some of the internet’s best recipes:   Deep fried; Cajun Recipe: “This is an awesome Cajun recipe. Deep-frying makes the turkey crispy on the outside and super juicy on the inside (even the white […]
Read More

Advisorbox Covering Legal Costs of Departing Morgan Stanley Advisors

  • On November 16, 2017
Today, Advisorbox announced an unprecedented launch of the Advisor Legal Liberty Initiative (ALLI). ALLI, pronounced (ally), is designed for advisors who used Protocol to join a firm, and then got trapped by the firm’s later abrupt exit of Protocol with insufficient notice. ALLI is an ally to these advisors. ALLI’s purpose is liberating advisors from […]
Read More