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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How Advisors Are Paid
The ascendancy of fee-based compensation in the independent broker/dealer space continues. Nearly 48 percent of advisors’ compensation comes from asset-based fees, up from 36 percent in 2011. Commissions accounted for another 48 percent of advisors’ pay.
Perks of Being an IBD Advisor
Many b/ds offer their reps special perks and incentives beyond payout. Eighty percent of advisors said their b/d offers top-producer reward trips, compared to about 73 percent in last year’s Independent Broker/Dealer Report Card.
Do You Consider Yourself a Fiduciary?
Nearly 60 percent of large IBDs consider themselves a fiduciary.
Cetera Centralizes Practice Management, Recruiting
With a string of acquisitions behind it, Cetera Financial Group is now centralizing its practice management and recruiting initiatives for the 9,500 advisors across its 11 broker/dealers under Brett Harrison.
Another Team Goes Back to Securities America
Terry Bethea and Larry Angst, who manage $100 million in client assets, have decided to return to Securities America after about four years with LPL Financial.
The 10 Best and 10 Worst States for Wealthy Taxpayers
Geography plays a big role in how much your clients pay in taxes this year. Here are the 10 best and worst states for tax burdens on the wealthy, ranked by WalletHub.
Foothill Scores $1 Billion Team from Financial Telesis
Foothill Securities has scooped up a team with over $1 billion in assets from Financial Telesis, which recently struck a recruiting deal with LPL.
E.F. Hutton Speaks Up, Again
Nearly three years after the announcement that the E.F. Hutton name was to be revived as an investment advisory, a new management team now seems to think there is a better way to leverage the brand.
Head of Ameriprise’s Advisor Business to Step Down
Donald Froude, president of Ameriprise Financial’s Personal Advisors Group, will step down from his role at the end of the month.
In Rebranding, United Capital Hopes to Redefine ‘Wealth Management’ 1
In multi-million dollar effort, United Capital will rebrand itself as a “financial life management” firm; CEO Joe Duran hopes the term will replace “wealth management” as the way independent advisors describe their business model.
From the FBI: Protecting Clients From Theft, Fraud in the Art Market
When advisors think about the risk of investing in art, they often think in terms of market risk. But in the art market, there’s also object and counterparty risk. Here’s how to protect clients.
Art as Investment
When it comes to advising clients, particurly high-net-worth ones, few things can trip an advisor up like an art collection. Should it be thought of as a discrete class of investment? An expensive hobby? A wealth-transfer tool?
LPL Adds Zions Bank to Its Platform
LPL Financial will provide brokerage and wealth management services to Zions Bank, including 50 advisors focused primarily on serving high-net-worth investors.
The Top 10 Billionaires Under the Age of 40
As tech IPOs accelerate, advisors have a new pool of prospects. Tech entrepreneurs, like Mark Zuckerberg, dominate Wealth-X's list of the world's 10 richest individuals under 40.
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