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.

Mohamed El-Erian
El-Erian to Long-Term Investors: Throw Out Conventional Wisdom
Brexit, the Fed’s inconsistency, negative rates and strange politics are all signals that the economy will soon exit this period of low growth, says Allianz’s Mohamed El-Erian. To survive, investors better throw out conventional wisdom, he warns.
FinLife Partners Could Become the Bigger Part of Joe Duran’s Business
United Capital CEO Joe Duran believes the firm’s FinLife Partners platform could be bigger than its distribution business in two years’ time.
Edmund Walters
Cetera Taps Former eMoney Chief as Board Member
Newly emerged from bankruptcy, Cetera’s parent rounds out the formation of its board with three new members, including Edmond Walters, the former eMoney Advisor CEO.
Janet Yellen
SIFMA Economists Expect No June Rate Hike, Brexit
The majority of SIFMA economists do not expect the Fed to raise rates during Wednesday's meeting, although they say we'll see a hike in the third quarter. They also don't anticipate a British exit from the European Union.
Orlando shooting
Orlando Shooting Puts Focus on SRI Funds 4
The tragic shooting in Orlando may have some clients questioning what’s in their portfolio. For those clients uncomfortable with gun manufacturers, here are some SRI funds that screen out weapons and firearms.
President Barack Obama
Obama Vetoes Resolution to Kill DOL Rule; New Lawsuit Filed
President Obama vetoed a resolution in the House and Senate that would have killed the Department of Labor’s conflict of interest rule. Meanwhile, a new lawsuit has been filed by the ACLI and NAIFA.
As US Wealth Slows, Advisors Will Have to Steal Share to Survive
Net new assets are going to be hard to come by in the years to come, so wealth managers will have to gain share from competitors to grow, says the Boston Consulting Group.
Annuities Group Files Suit to Stop DOL Rule
A trade group for fixed annuity providers seeks an injunction against the DOL's fiduciary rule, alleging that it will cause irreparable harm to its members, which include insurance companies, independent marketing organizations and individual producers.
Lawsuit Argues DOL Overstepped With Fiduciary Rule
A new lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule argues that the agency overstepped its boundaries, that the Securities and Exchange Commission should be the one to develop a uniform fiduciary standard of care and that the rule violates First Amendment rights.
Women to Get Help Through CFP Certification Process
The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards hopes to remove one barrier for women entering the profession: a lack of mentors.
alternative investments
Are Alternative Funds Going Mainstream?
Advisors plan to up investments in alternatives, but high fees and lack of liquidity are still sticking points.
How Tom Gooley Rebuilt LPL's Call Center
The former Morgan Stanley operations chief restructured LPL's service center for advisors, upping its capacity and responsiveness by, in part, structuring service reps around topics, not teams.
SRI Is Getting Less Attention Than It Deserves
With more assets than ETFs and hedge funds combined, socially responsible investing is a more important trend than you may think, argues Tiburon’s Chip Roame. And the market is poised to grow.
Mega Deals of 2015 Inspire Large RIAs to Sell in Q1
Last year’s surge in mega deals may have influenced a recent spike in M&A activity among large RIAs with assets between $1 billion to $5 billion, according to a new report by DeVoe & Company.
RCAP Reorganization Plan for Cetera Is Approved
RCS Capital’s plan for Chapter 11 reorganization has been approved by a U.S. bankruptcy court for the district of Delaware.
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