Slideshow On Wall Street's Top 10 Stories of 2010

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  • December 29 2010, 12:00am EST
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#1. Top 40 Under 40

#1. Top 40 Under 40


In the magazine's fourth annual ranking, the young hotshots of The Street talk clients and strategy. Here's how this year's top 40 advisors under 40 conquered a tough market.


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#2. Compensation 2010

#2. Compensation 2010


In our March issue, we served up the definitive guide to the changes in advisor compensation across the industry.

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#3. Top Ten Branch Managers

#3. Top Ten Branch Managers


In a year of change, these branch managers distinguished themselves. They are the winners of MainStay Investments' and On Wall Street's Third Annual Branch Managers of the Year Awards.


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#4. Wells Fargo: On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

#4. Wells Fargo: On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars


After two surprise acquisitions and a number of defections, Kent Christian and Jim Hays are charged with the task of melding distinct wealth management entities.


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#5. The Wirehouse Way

#5. The Wirehouse Way


Aarti N. Maharaj wrote in our October issue, "While the lure of independence has traditionally been viewed as the ultimate siren song for many advisors, many in the industry are finding good reasons to stay with the big companies. And it's not all about the money."


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#6. Krawcheck: The One to Beat?

#6. Krawcheck: The One to Beat?


In our October issues, we examined how Merrill and Morgan continue to slug it out. "The two firms have charted different courses since the financial crisis. But it's a long race, and just who is winning is anyone's guess."


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#7. Betting on McCann

#7. Betting on McCann


In our June cover story, OWS Editor Lee Conrad asked, "can Bob McCann and his renewal team restore UBS Wealth Management Americas?"


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#8. Careers: Take My Advice ... Please (You Got Fired, Now What?)

#8. Careers: Take My Advice ... Please (You Got Fired, Now What?)


Carri Degenhardt-Burke wrote in our October issue that sitting back after being fired is no way to land your next job. Being able to multi-task is the key to getting your next paycheck.


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#9. By The Rules: Denying Advisors A Legal Forum

#9. By The Rules: Denying Advisors A Legal Forum


In our September issue, Mark Astarita wrote that if the SEC prohibits arbitration agreements for investors, it surely must apply the same logic to FINRA rules, which require employees to arbitrate their disputes.


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#10. The Advisor's Emotions: The Agile Branch Manager

#10. The Advisor's Emotions: The Agile Branch Manager


In the financial world's evolving landscape, learn to say goodbye, hello and I'm ready for change. In this article that appeared in our April issue, author Denise Federer examined that "many financial advisors recognize that much of the knowledge that led to their past success no longer seems as relevant."


She wrote, "Industry standards have shifted, requiring advisors to augment their professional conduct. For one thing, it is no longer enough to make client decisions based on suitability, but rather they are being asked to raise their level of expertise and possibly base financial decisions on a new fiduciary standard."


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