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Articles by Bruce Kelly

Ex-Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Exec: I Was Fired for Whistle-blowing

September 13, 2012
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Clifford Jagodzinski alleged in a complaint filed last month that his firing in April by MSSB was “an action for unlawful retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act,” as well as claims under state law.
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Woodbury Reps Set to Cash In: Recruiters

August 23, 2012
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Giving reps stay bonuses while a broker-dealer was on the block was considered highly unusual at the time but also a smart way to keep brokers from leaving before a sale was announced.
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Behind the Management Shake-Up at Financial Firm LPL

April 20, 2012
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Outsiders said such changes in management were to be expected in a company that has evolved over the past decade from a closely held, private firm to a publicly traded company with a market capitalization of $4 billion.
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Former Financial Adviser Says He Was Fired for Running Gun Ad

September 16, 2011
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A onetime Barron's hotshot adviser files a lawsuit against LPL Financial; Robert Ray Bennie Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska, also is suing local regulators, including the new North American Securities Administrators Association president.
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