Diana Britton

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.

Articles
Wirehouse Retention Deals Spurs Ray Jay Recruiting
Raymond James added 49 net new advisors in the fiscal third quarter, as wirehouse retention deals start to burn off and reps look to leave.
Another Insurer Exits the B/D Business
Kansas City Life is selling Sunset Financial Services, a 268-rep broker/dealer, to Securities America for an undisclosed amount.
New FINRA Task Force to Review Arbitration
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has assembled a 13-person task force to recommend improvements to arbitration process, which has long been criticized by many in the advisor industry.
Asset Management Growth Belies Systemic Decline in Revenue
Asset managers rode the wave of strong equity markets in 2013, but the growth belies the fact that net revenues may never return to pre-crisis levels, a new Boston Consulting Group report shows.
New Platform for RIAs Goes Live with Morgan Stanley Team
Portland, Ore.-based tru Independence, a new service and support platform for RIAs, debuts today with its first breakaway team from Morgan Stanley.
It’s a Seller’s Market
Nearly a third of advisors plan to buy another practice in the next one to five years, versus only 15 percent who expect to retire or sell their business over that period, according to a recent Financial Services Institute survey.
Fees of Alternatives Still an Issue, Advisors Say 1
While alternative investments continue to grow in popularity, high fees are still a sticking point for advisors, according to a new Morningstar survey.
LPL Expands Presence in Retirement Plan Space
In a recruiting deal, advisors from retirement plan-focused Financial Telesis will join LPL as a hybrid OSJ under the leadership of Bill Chetney, who’s stepping down as head of LPL’s retirement plan business.
The Five Richest Entrepreneurs in America
Entrepreneurs are a sweet spot for many advisors trying to court the wealthy. Here are the top five wealthiest entrepreneurs in America.
Discount Brokerage Gets Into the Online Advice Game
Online broker TradeKing is launching an online advice platform, with plans to eventually roll it out to independent advisors.
A Big Leap for Annuities in Retirement Plans 1
New rules released today would make it possible to access longevity annuities in retirement plans without being subject to required minimum distribution regulations. But will it get buy-in?
The Engineer
How Brian Hamburger became the man behind the curtain in almost every major breakaway deal and helped define the industry.
How Brian Hamburger Built His Business
Brian Hamburger’s journey has taken him from a struggling entrepreneur to the president and CEO of business and compliance consulting firm MarketCounsel. Here are some stories along the way of building his business that didn’t make it into our profile of him.
Investors Want ETFs in 401(k)s
Investors are demanding access to ETFs within 401(k) plans, a Charles Schwab survey shows, but widespread adoption by plan sponsors may take a while.
Where’s the Real Money? In Delaying Social Security
Delaying Social Security benefits is the equivalent of getting about a 6.5 percent bond return, industry blogger and financial planning guru Michael Kitces told advisors at Morningstar's annual Investment Conference this week.
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