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.

Advisors: Confidence in Gross Wavers, But PIMCO Will Recover
Some advisors say Bill Gross’ move to Janus could cause redemptions at PIMCO in the short term, but most believe the firm will recover.
PIMCO's Bill Gross Jumps Ship to Join Janus Capital
After a tumultuous year, bond king Bill Gross is ending his 43-year career at PIMCO to run Janus' Unconstrained Bond Fund. Janus’ stock was up 40 percent in pre-market trading, with pre-market volume at 14 million shares.
Top 5 Reasons For Working at an RIA Firm
Why are many choosing to join an RIA over other financial services firms? A new survey from Schwab Advisor Services provides a clue.
Bruton's Lucia Capital Acquires $170 Million RIA
Lucia Capital Group has acquired the client relationships of a $170 million RIA firm, thanks in large part to Derek Bruton, former LPL exec and Lucia’s new CEO.
IAA Names Tittsworth’s Replacement
Karen Barr, general counsel of the Investment Adviser Association, will take over for the organization's long-time President and CEO David Tittsworth in November.
Ladenburg Buying Spree Continues with $45M SSN Purchase
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services is set to pay $45 million to add Securities Service Network to its ever-growing set of broker/dealers, after just a month picking up Seattle-based KMS Financial Services.
RCAP Acquires Docupace
Nicholas Schorsch's RCS Capital (RCAP) will take a majority interest in Docupace Technologies, giving the firm's 11 b/ds and 9,700 advisors access to its electronic processing and document management tools.
LPL Attracts $1 Billion Firm to Custody Platform
LPL Financial continues to grow its RIA custody platform, adding a $1.2 billion advisory firm, StreamSong Advisors.
Advisors Weigh In on CalPERS’ Decision
Most advisors who responded to a flash survey weren’t enamored by CalPERS’ decision to dump hedge funds, saying they already ignore the investing genre anyway.
Advisors Say ISIS Is Biggest Geopolitical Risk 2
Advisors are responding to geopolitical conflicts—with ISIS seen as the biggest threat— by backing away from riskier assets and underweighting international markets in their clients’ portfolios.
In Practice Acquisitions, Avoid the Shotgun Wedding
Picking up a book from the guy down the street may make for a quick acquisition, but not a successful one, says a new NFP/Aite Group survey.
One Strike, You’re Out
FINRA’s looking more closely at IBDs with high-risk brokers, and many firms are tightening up their recruiting practices as a result. That could leave many advisors without a home.
The Evolution of RCAP
After months of uncertainty over how RCS Capital Corp. would structure its recently acquired independent broker/dealers, the firm announced plans last month to bring them all under Cetera Financial Group.
NFP Scoops Up Former Financial Telesis Advisors
NFP Advisor Services has added over 60 retirement plan advisors, the majority of whom came from Financial Telesis, which was recently acquired by LPL Financial.
United Capital Builds New Office in HighTower’s Backyard
Long in the business of acquiring RIAs, United Capital is taking a different tack to achieve growth, with the debut of its first office from scratch in Chicago.
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