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
TD Ameritrade Rolls Out Corporate Trust Services to RIAs
TD Ameritrade hopes its new trust services will help registered investment advisors¬ capture the wealth of younger generations.
The New Reality in Donor-Advised Funds 1
Assets continue to flow to donor-advised funds, but there’s a drumbeat for reform of these vehicles. And that could impact how advisors use them.
Raymond James Recruiting Up Despite Difficult Quarter
Raymond James reported lower revenues and profits from last quarter, due in part to a commissions adjustment, but the firm recruited 71 net new advisors over the last three months.
The 10 Largest Smart Beta ETFs
So-called "smart beta" ETFs pulled in some $55 billion in 2014, according to Bloomberg, thanks in part to heavy marketing push among advisors. Here are the 10 largest by assets under management, via Morningstar.
Bob Doll's 10 Predictions for 2015
Could 2015 be the year we start feeling better about the U.S. economy than the stock market? Or could lower oil prices cause dislocation outside the U.S.? Nuveen’s Bob Doll puts out his 10 predictions for 2015.
FINRA Puts Smart Beta on Watch
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority says it will keep a close eye on so-called “smart beta” strategies in 2015, specifically those packaged as an exchange traded fund.
Advisors Question RCAP’s Stability Amid Stumbles 1
With the recent troubles surrounding RCS Capital (RCAP) and its sister company American Realty Capital Properties, many advisors at RCAP broker/dealers are questioning the stability of their parent company.
Top 10 NextGen IBD Advisors

The industry continues to struggle to attract young advisors, especially on the independent side. But the FAs on our Top NextGen IBD Advisors ranking are the exception.

View the top 50.

Advisor Confidence Ticks Down
During a month characterized by a bumpy stock market and declining oil prices, advisor confidence in the economy ticked down slightly in December, although the confidence level is as high as it was in December 2013.
Schorsch Is Out at RCS Capital
Nicholas Schorsch has stepped down from his role as executive chairman of RCS Capital (RCAP), where he has built up one of the largest independent broker/dealer networks over the past year and a half.
The 10 Largest Charitable Donations Of 2014
Many donors turn their thoughts to charitable giving as the year comes to a close. Here is Wealth-X’s list of the top 10 biggest donors for 2014.
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.
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