Diana Britton

Managing Editor

Diana Britton is the Managing Editor of WealthManagement.com, covering asset management and independent broker/dealers from all angles. A native of Los Angeles, she now lives in Queens, N.Y.

Jeffrey Gundlach: Why the “Rates-Will-Never-Rise” Argument Doesn’t Hold Up
“One thing I’ve learned is that in the investment business when you hear the word ‘never,’ it’s about to happen,” said bond guru Jeffrey Gundlach, to a room full of advisors at Schwab IMPACT.
Jeff Brown Schwab IMPACT
Schwab: FINRA Could Come Back to Haunt RIAs
The brokerage industry could push for a common rulebook for investment advisors, reviving the idea of FINRA as the SRO. “Even bad ideas never die,” said Schwab’s head of legislative and regulatory affairs.
Five Ways Technology Will Change How Your Clients Age
Advisors can steer clients towards the technology that will help them in old age. Here are the top five ways.
Walt Bettinger Bernie Clark Schwab IMPACT 2016
The New Challenge for RIAs: To Re-Differentiate Themselves
The challenge for RIAs over the next 20 years is to re-differentiate themselves from those brokers trying to emulate their success.
Eaton Vance
Eaton Vance to Acquire SRI Manager Calvert Investment Management
Eaton Vance jumps on the socially responsible investing bandwagon with the addition of Calvert Investment Management.
You Are How You Pay
If you want to attract wirehouse advisors to your RIA, you’ve got to pay them like a wirehouse.
Echelon Partners conference
How Savvy RIA Buyers Should Negotiate in a Seller's Market
In an RIA transaction, the buyer has more risk. Here are some things savvy buyers should consider negotiating in any deal.
Pictet Brings First Global Bond Fund to the U.S.
Rather than a benchmark, the fund has the flexibility to rotate between asset classes and target a specific return.
LPL Financial
LPL Analysts: DOL Could Be Kink in Possible Deal
Equity analysts following LPL say compliance headaches related to the DOL rule could turn off potential buyers. But if the firm were to sell itself, the buyer would most likely be a wirehouse or large national brokerage.
SEC building
SEC Ramps Up Scrutiny of RIAs and It Shows
For years, consumer advocates have called for more frequent review and monitoring of RIAs; 2016 results show the SEC has, indeed, taken scrutiny of advisors to a new level.
John Thiel and Andy Sieg
Merrill’s John Thiel Steps Down; Thundering Herd Has a New Leader
John Thiel is stepping down as head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Andy Sieg, head of global wealth and retirement solutions, will take over starting Jan. 1. The change won't affect the firm's move towards goals-based wealth management.
CFP Board
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of CFP Board in Camarda Lawsuit
The U.S. Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the CFP Board by two advisors who claimed the organization singled them out for their use of the term “fee-only to describe their compensation.
Alts Shop 361 Capital Makes First Foray Into Long-Only Space
361 Capital will buy BRC Investment Management, the firm's first acquisition and first foray into the long-only space; the deal nearly doubles 361’s assets under management from $1.3 billion to $2.1 billion.
private advisor group
After LPL Leaves FSI, Three of Its OSJs Become Members
In a first for the organization, FSI allows OSJs to join. Three of the first OSJs to become members are affiliated with LPL Financial, which split from the group earlier this summer.
Wealth Management industry awards roundtable
FinServ Slow to Adopt Marketing Methods Common to Other Consumer Retailers
Even with the technology available, financial services' marketers still lag behind consumer retail firms thanks to compliance concerns and independent advisory force, a panel of experts said at a recent Wealthmanagement.com roundtable.
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