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
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.
Top Talent Key to TDAI’s 2015 Strategy 1
Winning the war for younger talent is the key for advisory firm success in 2015, said Tom Nally, president of TD Ameritrade Institutional, in his opening remarks at the custodian's annual advisor conference.
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.
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