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.

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RCAP Calls Allegations Against Schorsch “Unfounded”
RCS Capital CEO Michael Weil said allegations that Nicholas Schorsch cooked American Realty Capital's books are “unfounded” and that the ordeal should have no material impact on their business.
Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 Outlooks
Every year around this time, asset managers and investment analysts put out their forecasts for the next year. A common theme among them? Divergence. Here are the top 10 takeaways from 2015 outlooks.
Wells Fargo Increases Minimum Ticket Size on Equities Trades
Wells Fargo Advisors' compensation grid remains relatively unchanged from last year. The firm has increased the minimum ticket size for advisors to get paid on equity transactions to $125 from $95 last year, according to the firm’s new compensation plan for 2015.
With Flows Muted, a Correction Could Threaten Asset Managers
The global asset management industry had a rosy year, but net inflows in the U.S. have hovered at 1 percent a year since 2012, down from an average 3 percent net flow rate from 2002 to 2007, a new McKinsey report shows.
Envestnet Names New Group President of Advisor Services
As part of its new organizational structure, Envestnet has named Lori Hardwick its new group president of advisor services, a newly created position.
Most RIAs Spend 2% of Revenue on Marketing
RIA firms spend an average 2 percent of total revenue on marketing and business development, according to the 2014 Fidelity RIA Benchmarking Study. “You got to dedicate some time and some money,” said Fidelity's David Canter.
United Capital Still Acquiring, But in a More Selective Way
United Capital hasn't given up on its acquisitions strategy, with its latest purchase of a Houston-area RIA with $500 million in assets. But the firm is being more selective.
American Realty Capital Cuts Ties With Schorsch
Nicholas Schorsch has stepped down from his role as executive chairman and director of American Realty Capital Properties, the non-traded REIT he co-founded.
Advisors’ Top Eight Investment Ideas for 2015
As stock valuations seem high and as the Fed contemplates tightening, advisors are seeking out alternative sources of returns for their clients in the New Year. Here are their top eight investment ideas for 2015.
BlackRock: Prepare For the Volatility to Come
Market growth has gotten ahead of economic growth, meaning we’ll likely see more episodic bouts of volatility in 2015, according to BlackRock.
Schwab, Fidelity Lift Suspension on RCAP
Schwab and National Financial Services, Fidelity’s clearing arm, have lifted their suspension on sales of some products distributed by RCS Capital.
Investors Prefer Holistic Advice, CFP Board Says
Holistic financial planning is in; specialization is out, investors said in a recent CFP Board survey.
American Realty Settles with RCAP Over Cole Lawsuit
To settle a lawsuit with ARCP over RCAP’s termination of the deal to acquire Cole Capital, RCAP will pay $48 million in cash and promissory notes.
American Realty Settles with RCAP Over Cole Lawsuit
To settle a lawsuit with ARCP over RCAP’s termination of the deal to acquire Cole Capital, RCAP will pay $48 million in cash and promissory notes.
Steve Cohen Takes Big Stake in Schorsch’s RCAP
Former hedge fund manager Steven Cohen now has a 5 percent stake in RCS Capital, which Nicholas Schorsch built into a retail advice empire. RCAP has been in the headlines lately for its sister company's accounting errors.
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