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.

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Most RIAs Spend 2% of Revenue on Marketing
RIA firms spend an average 2 percent of total revenue on marketing and business development, according to the 2014 Fidelity RIA Benchmarking Study. “You got to dedicate some time and some money,” said Fidelity's David Canter.
United Capital Still Acquiring, But in a More Selective Way
United Capital hasn't given up on its acquisitions strategy, with its latest purchase of a Houston-area RIA with $500 million in assets. But the firm is being more selective.
American Realty Capital Cuts Ties With Schorsch
Nicholas Schorsch has stepped down from his role as executive chairman and director of American Realty Capital Properties, the non-traded REIT he co-founded.
Advisors’ Top Eight Investment Ideas for 2015
As stock valuations seem high and as the Fed contemplates tightening, advisors are seeking out alternative sources of returns for their clients in the New Year. Here are their top eight investment ideas for 2015.
BlackRock: Prepare For the Volatility to Come
Market growth has gotten ahead of economic growth, meaning we’ll likely see more episodic bouts of volatility in 2015, according to BlackRock.
Schwab, Fidelity Lift Suspension on RCAP
Schwab and National Financial Services, Fidelity’s clearing arm, have lifted their suspension on sales of some products distributed by RCS Capital.
Investors Prefer Holistic Advice, CFP Board Says
Holistic financial planning is in; specialization is out, investors said in a recent CFP Board survey.
American Realty Settles with RCAP Over Cole Lawsuit
To settle a lawsuit with ARCP over RCAP’s termination of the deal to acquire Cole Capital, RCAP will pay $48 million in cash and promissory notes.
American Realty Settles with RCAP Over Cole Lawsuit
To settle a lawsuit with ARCP over RCAP’s termination of the deal to acquire Cole Capital, RCAP will pay $48 million in cash and promissory notes.
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.
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