Diana Britton

Managing Editor

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

Advisor Confidence Slides in February
Despite their optimism in the first month of the year, financial advisors’ confidence in the U.S. economy trended down in February, on worries about the plunge in oil prices, the euro zone, and geopolitical events. WealthManagement.com’s Advisor Confidence Index fell 1.5 percent in February to 119.66.
Advisor Confidence Drops Off in February
Advisor confidence in the U.S. economy slid 1.5 percent in February, while their short-term outlook for the markets trended up.
Crowded Out
Is your custodian a growing threat?
Envestnet Gets into the Robo Business
Chicago-based Envestnet is the latest to join the robo-advisor trend with its purchase of Upside, which has developed an automated, online financial planning and investment platform to be white-labeled by financial planners.
LPL Moves Fortigent Operations to Charlotte
LPL Financial will relocate its Fortigent operations from Rockville, Md. to the company’s Charlotte, N.C. office to consolidate resources focusing on high-net-worth clients.
Fidelity to Merge Custody and Clearing Units
Fidelity Institutional will combine its custody and clearing units and launch a new technology unit to be lead by Michael Durbin, current president of the firm’s RIA custody business.
10 Best and Worst Cities for Saving Money
Geography may affect how much money clients save, and perhaps, how much they can invest with their advisor. Here are the 10 best and worst cities for saving.
Schorsch Off the Hook for Accounting Lawsuit
Former ARCP Chief Accounting Officer Lisa McAlister has dropped the $50 million lawsuit against ARCP and its former Chairman Nicholas Schorsch.
LPL Profit Rises 9.3 Percent Despite Regulatory Charges
LPL Financial's fourth quarter profits were up 9.3 percent from a year ago, despite $4.9 million paid in regulatory charges.
United Capital Recruits Largest Team Yet
United Capital has recruited a 23-person, $2 billion team, its largest yet, validating the firm's new strategy to focus on recruitment, rather than acquisitions.
The Loss Aversion Coefficient
What is the ratio of gains to losses that most people are comfortable with? It’s 2.5 on average, the “loss aversion coefficient.”
Private Equity Buyer to Give NorthStar M&A Firepower
NorthStar, the holding company for CLS Investments, Orion Advisor Services and Gemini Fund Services, was looking at all its options before selling to private equity firm TA Associates, which will provide capital for future acquisitions.
The Evolution of Lee Munson 1
Three years after the launch of his book slamming Wall Street, a more mature, introspective Lee Munson has emerged. But he still won’t apologize for making money.
Industry Will Lose 300 More B/Ds By 2016
The number of FINRA-registered broker/dealers will reach 3,800 by the end of 2016, predicts David Alsup of Fishbowl Strategies, as smaller shops continue to close up and high entry barriers keep new firms out.
Inside the Mind of the Seller
Is that RIA really serious about selling their business? If not, a buyer is just wasting their time, RIA acquirers said at TD Ameritrade’s national LINC conference in San Diego.
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