Diana Britton

Diana
Britton
Managing Editor

Diana Britton is the Managing Editor of WealthManagement.com, covering asset management and independent broker/dealers from all angles. A native of Los Angeles, she now lives in Queens, N.Y.

Articles
Mercer Merges With Kanaly Trust to Create $8 Billion RIA
The acquisition creates one of the largest RIAs in the country and adds trust services to Mercer’s offerings, a capability it was previously lacking.
RCS Capital Filed Prepackaged Bankruptcy for B/D Holding Companies
RCS Capital filed for prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the holding companies of certain broker/dealers over the weekend, bringing Cetera Financial, the firm’s brokerage arm, closer to becoming an independent entity.
LPL Slashes Pricing As It Preps for Post-DOL World
LPL will lower pricing and account minimums as it prepares for the coming Department of Labor fiduciary rule and shifts to a more fee-based model.
The 10 Best and Worst Cities for Money Management
The worst cities on this list may present an opportunity for advisors; they’re the ones that arguably need financial advice the most.
Processing Fees Could Thwart E-Delivery of Shareholder Reports
Third-party processing fees could make electronic delivery of fund shareholder reports even more costly than paper, says the Investment Company Institute.
New Investment Platform Designed to Keep Client Emotions at Bay
AssetMark’s new investing platform aims to help advisors better manage client emotions amid extreme market movements.
Negative Headlines, Positive Returns
Where there’s blood on the streets, there's an investment opportunity, says Mebane Faber. He’s betting on some of the highest-yielding countries in the world.
SEC Brings Risk and Data Analytics Together in Exam Unit
The SEC has created a new Office of Risk and Strategy within its examinations unit, part of its ongoing effort to use big data to conduct risk-based exams.
The 10 Best and Worst States for Retirement in 2016
Are your clients considering a move in retirement? Let this be a guide to the best places to go.
The New Face of the Super OSJ
A nearby supervisor and some shared office space are old hat. Today’s best offices of supervisory jurisdiction deploy professional business consultants, guerrilla marketing and innovative transition strategies to large pools of independent brokers. The imminent regulatory changes will only add to their appeal.
Does the MetLife Deal Signal the End of the Insurance Agent? 4
MetLife will sell its advisor force to MassMutual, the firm announced Monday. Will other insurance firms follow?
MassMutual Buys MetLife's Advisors for $300 Million
MassMutual will gain 4,000 advisors in its acquisition of MetLife's Premier Client Group, announced Monday.
Which Oscar-Nominated Films Were the Best Investments?
For some accredited investors and high-net-worth individuals, movies might make sense as an alternative investment. Here, we rank Oscar nominees by their total returns.
MetLife’s Advisor Force May Go to MassMutual
MetLife is in discussions to sell its U.S. advisor force to MassMutual Financial Group, the company announced Thursday.
Smart Beta’s Big Threat to Active Management
The shift to passive and lower-cost products means active managers will be threatened by the rise of strategic beta—unless they participate, Cerulli says.
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