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.

Articles
Schwab: Don’t Be Afraid of Our Robo Offering
Advisors don’t need to be afraid of Charles Schwab’s robo offering, President and CEO Walt Bettinger said Wednesday, as advisors themselves will be able to white label the technology for use with their clients.
LPL, Others Suspend Sales of Schorsch Products
The fallout from American Realty Capital Properties’ $23 million accounting error continues as LPL Financial announced on Tuesday it was indefinitely suspending sales of sales of investment products sponsored by American Realty Capital Properties, RCS Capital and their affiliates.
Schwab IMPACT to Draw 1,900 RIAs to Denver
Some 1,900 independent RIAs descend upon Denver this week for Schwab’s annual IMPACT conference. Social media and technology, alternatives and wealth transfer between generations are among the themes.
RCAP Calls Off Cole Capital Deal 1
Less than a week after sister company American Realty announced a $23 million accounting error, RCS Capital Corp. has called off the deal to acquire Cole Capital. "RCS has no right," ARCP responded.
The Rise of the Mini-Aggregator
More advisors are renting out their platforms to smaller advisors as a way to build scale. Could the trend disrupt the established aggregators?
Amid Regulatory Charges, LPL Tries to Regain Trust
LPL Financial's third quarter profit fell 11.6 percent on regulatory charges of $23 million. CEO Mark Casady said the firm is focused on regaining the trust of shareholders and regulators.
Is This the Robo You Should Fear?
Many robo advisors focus on millennial investors. SigFig is going after the yield-starved retiree market with a new income-oriented portfolio.
Ameriprise’s Wealth Segment Posts Record Profit Margin
Ameriprise Financial reported a record profit margin of 16.9 percent in its advice and wealth segment, up 270 basis points from a year ago, as the unit continues to be a larger part of the firm's business mix.
Wealthfront’s Nash on the Robo’s $64 Million Infusion
Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash talks about the robo advisor’s newest infusion of capital, announced today, the direction of the company and why advisors shouldn’t fear robos.
When Working Women Need Disability Planning
No advisor wants to think about one of their clients getting hurt or ill to the point where they’re physically not able to continue working. But every advisor should plan for it.
Motif’s Walia: Tech Trends Changing the Industry
Technology is changing the financial services industry and investing to meet the demands of investors for more social interaction, more transparency and lower costs, said Hardeep Walia, co-founder and CEO of Motif Investing.
Bob Doll: Eight Reasons To Be More Confident in 2014
While we're coming off of a 30-year bull market in bonds and a 10 percent stock market correction, Nuveen's Chief Equity Strategist Bob Doll says there are more reasons to be confident than fearful in 2014.
The Great RIA Divide
RIA firms at the top are increasingly holding more of the assets, while those at the bottom continue to lose their share of the pie, according to a new report by the Investment Adviser Association and National Regulatory Services.
Are Advisors Disillusioned with Alternatives?
Some advisors are dialing back on alternatives and more are avoiding them altogether, according to a recent Wealthmanagement.com benchmarking report. Some blame a bull market in stocks as clients chase performance over diversification and low volatility strategies.
How One Advisor Uses United Capital’s Guidebook
United Capital’s new Guidebook provides clients with a financial plan—using infographics and easy-to-interpret charts, not reams of numbers and complex spreadsheets. Here’s how one advisor is using it.
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