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.

New Platform for RIAs Goes Live with Morgan Stanley Team
Portland, Ore.-based tru Independence, a new service and support platform for RIAs, debuts today with its first breakaway team from Morgan Stanley.
It’s a Seller’s Market
Nearly a third of advisors plan to buy another practice in the next one to five years, versus only 15 percent who expect to retire or sell their business over that period, according to a recent Financial Services Institute survey.
Fees of Alternatives Still an Issue, Advisors Say 1
While alternative investments continue to grow in popularity, high fees are still a sticking point for advisors, according to a new Morningstar survey.
LPL Expands Presence in Retirement Plan Space
In a recruiting deal, advisors from retirement plan-focused Financial Telesis will join LPL as a hybrid OSJ under the leadership of Bill Chetney, who’s stepping down as head of LPL’s retirement plan business.
The Five Richest Entrepreneurs in America
Entrepreneurs are a sweet spot for many advisors trying to court the wealthy. Here are the top five wealthiest entrepreneurs in America.
Discount Brokerage Gets Into the Online Advice Game
Online broker TradeKing is launching an online advice platform, with plans to eventually roll it out to independent advisors.
A Big Leap for Annuities in Retirement Plans 1
New rules released today would make it possible to access longevity annuities in retirement plans without being subject to required minimum distribution regulations. But will it get buy-in?
The Engineer
How Brian Hamburger became the man behind the curtain in almost every major breakaway deal and helped define the industry.
How Brian Hamburger Built His Business
Brian Hamburger’s journey has taken him from a struggling entrepreneur to the president and CEO of business and compliance consulting firm MarketCounsel. Here are some stories along the way of building his business that didn’t make it into our profile of him.
Investors Want ETFs in 401(k)s
Investors are demanding access to ETFs within 401(k) plans, a Charles Schwab survey shows, but widespread adoption by plan sponsors may take a while.
Where’s the Real Money? In Delaying Social Security
Delaying Social Security benefits is the equivalent of getting about a 6.5 percent bond return, industry blogger and financial planning guru Michael Kitces told advisors at Morningstar's annual Investment Conference this week.
Value Traps to Avoid
In value investing, traps are inevitable. But value managers provided some common traps to avoid during a panel at Morningstar’s annual conference.
First Allied Sees Fruit of RCAP’s Investments
Fueled by investment from its new parent company RCAP, First Allied has announced new platforms focused on succession planning, business consulting and 401(k).
Morningstar Conference to Cover Global Bonds, Smart Beta
Over 1,000 advisors are heading to the annual Morningstar Investment Conference, which starts today and will focus on global bonds, smart beta and international investing.
The Science of Word of Mouth
Word of mouth generates more than twice the sales of advertising. But getting clients to talk and share about you is a science, not luck, says Professor Jonah Berger.
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