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.

LPL Profit Dives 45 Percent on Poor Brokerage Sales
LPL Financial’s fourth quarter net income was $27 million, or 28 cents a share, down 45 percent from a year ago, due in large part to pressure on brokerage sales.
TD: Investors Buying Low Volatility, Dividend Stocks
Investors saw the declining stock market as a buying opportunity in January, with net buying of dividend paying and lower volatility stocks, according to TD Ameritrade.
How Different Are NextGen Advisors? 2
Advisors are told they need to learn the ways of their millennial successors; but beyond the surface, they are not that unique.
The Next Frontier in Smart Beta: Fixed Income
Fixed income is one of the untapped corners of the smart beta market, said panelists at TD Ameritrade Institutional's annual LINC conference.
TD's Tom Nally: “Trust in the RIA Business Is Fragile” 1
Trust of registered investment advisors is low; the industry needs to address the examination of RIAs, and shift away from a focus on the price of advice, said TD Ameritrade Institutional's Tom Nally.
Ameriprise Beats Analysts’ Expectations
Despite the market volatility, Ameriprise Financial’s fourth quarter earnings beat analysts’ estimates by $0.12.
LPL’s President: Investors Aren’t Panicking
Clients of LPL advisors are, in aggregate, building up their cash balances, but they’re not going into panic-mode yet, said Dan Arnold, president of LPL Financial.
The 10 Best States to Retire in 2016
Where clients choose to retire can be just as important as the size of their nest egg. Here are the top 10 places to retire in 2016, according to a WalletHub analysis.
Your Exit Strategy Could Be Your Client 1
United Capital’s latest acquisition includes an advisor who was originally a client of the firm he bought in 2001.
AIG Sells Advisor Group to Lightyear, Pension Manager
AIG’s President and CEO Peter Hancock said the firm is not the best owner of the advisor network, citing potential Department of Labor rules.
Larry Roth Steps Down as CEO of RCAP
After just two months in the role, Larry Roth has stepped down as CEO of RCS Capital but will continue to serve as the head of Cetera. Bradley Scher will take over as CEO.
Raymond James Earnings Decline 17 Percent on Market Slump
Raymond James' fiscal first quarter earnings fell 17 percent from a year ago, due to equity market declines, higher expenses and increased reserves for legal and regulatory matters.
Carson: Advisors Failing Clients
In his new book, advisor Ron Carson argues that advisors are not adding value to consumers beyond a doubt. “A lot of advisors are failing their clients because they’ve sold themselves as the next Warren Buffett, and they’re not,” he says.
$1 Billion RIA Takes Smaller Firm’s Name in Merger
A $1 billion RIA in Colorado takes over a $250 million firm, including its name.
RBC's Wealth Management Chief John Taft to Retire
RBC’s wealth management head John Taft, an outspoken advocate for the brokerage industry, will retire in May after over a decade in the role, the company announced Thursday. The firm will search for a successor.
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