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
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.
RCAP Works to Assure Shareholders Amid ARCP Issues
As RCS Capital Corp. announced third quarter earnings, executives said the company's financials are solid and that several broker/dealers have lifted suspensions of products distributed through its wholesale b/d business.
American Realty Capital Sues RCS Capital
American Realty Capital Properties has filed a lawsuit against RCS Capital Corp., claiming its termination of the Cole deal is a breach of purchase agreement.
United Capital Goes Paperless
United Capital Financial Advisors’ 50 offices will be completely paperless by the end of the year, said CEO Joe Duran at Schwab's annual IMPACT conference this week.
Sallie Krawcheck: Majority of Women’s Money Going Unmanaged
Women will retire with two-thirds the assets of men, yet they will live six to eight years longer. And the majority of their money is unmanaged, said Sallie Krawcheck at the Schwab IMPACT conference in Denver.
The Headwinds That Could Lead to a Global Depression
The threat of a global depression has been there before, but this time is different, said economist and author Dr. Dambisa Moyo at Schwab’s annual IMPACT conference. Here’s why.
Schwab: Don’t Be Afraid of Our Robo Offering
Advisors don’t need to be afraid of Charles Schwab’s robo offering, President and CEO Walt Bettinger said Wednesday, as advisors themselves will be able to white label the technology for use with their clients.
LPL, Others Suspend Sales of Schorsch Products
The fallout from American Realty Capital Properties’ $23 million accounting error continues as LPL Financial announced on Tuesday it was indefinitely suspending sales of sales of investment products sponsored by American Realty Capital Properties, RCS Capital and their affiliates.
Schwab IMPACT to Draw 1,900 RIAs to Denver
Some 1,900 independent RIAs descend upon Denver this week for Schwab’s annual IMPACT conference. Social media and technology, alternatives and wealth transfer between generations are among the themes.
RCAP Calls Off Cole Capital Deal
Less than a week after sister company American Realty announced a $23 million accounting error, RCS Capital Corp. has called off the deal to acquire Cole Capital. "RCS has no right," ARCP responded.
The Rise of the Mini-Aggregator
More advisors are renting out their platforms to smaller advisors as a way to build scale. Could the trend disrupt the established aggregators?
Amid Regulatory Charges, LPL Tries to Regain Trust
LPL Financial's third quarter profit fell 11.6 percent on regulatory charges of $23 million. CEO Mark Casady said the firm is focused on regaining the trust of shareholders and regulators.
Is This the Robo You Should Fear?
Many robo advisors focus on millennial investors. SigFig is going after the yield-starved retiree market with a new income-oriented portfolio.
Ameriprise’s Wealth Segment Posts Record Profit Margin
Ameriprise Financial reported a record profit margin of 16.9 percent in its advice and wealth segment, up 270 basis points from a year ago, as the unit continues to be a larger part of the firm's business mix.
Wealthfront’s Nash on the Robo’s $64 Million Infusion
Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash talks about the robo advisor’s newest infusion of capital, announced today, the direction of the company and why advisors shouldn’t fear robos.
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