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.

Private Equity for Public Investors
New private equity funds for accredited investors are gaining some traction, but some advisors are skeptical.
Where’s the Money Going in 2020? Six Trends Driving Wealth Flows 1
Who are the biggest winners of assets in the next four years? Who are the biggest losers? These six trends, according to a study by A.T. Kearney, will provide a clue.
A Better Approach to Portfolio Construction and Performance Reporting
With the ascension of robo platforms, advisors will have to add value beyond performance. They can start by using behavioral finance to construct portfolios. Here’s how.
Four Reasons the Markets Fear a Trump Presidency 5
The markets hate uncertainty, and Donald Trump “would be the mother of all uncertainty” if elected president, says political strategist Greg Valliere.
LPL Selects BlackRock’s FutureAdvisor as Robo Platform
LPL Financial has partnered with FutureAdvisor and BlackRock to provide a robo platform to the firm’s 14,000 advisors.
Male and Female Advisors See Things Differently
When looking at the advisory industry through a gender lens, it’s still a man’s world. But a recent Wealthmanagement.com survey finds misperceptions and stereotypes can run both ways.
SIFMA: DOL Rule Is “Exceedingly Prescriptive”
While SIFMA admits that the DOL did address some of its concerns, the final rule raised new issues that could increase costs for firms.
FINRA’s Senior Hotline Results in $1.25 Million in Reimbursements
More than $1.25 million in reimbursements have gone back to customers since FINRA launched its senior hotline.
Five Investor Trends That Will Reshape the Advisor Industry
Firms that adapt to these five facts about the retail investor will thrive, a Charles Schwab exec told advisors at SIFMA's private client event in New York.
DOL Releases Final Fiduciary Rule 5
Department of Labor Sec. Thomas Perez says “extensive feedback” from industry led to changes in the rule to “minimize” compliance burden, ease the sale of proprietary products and back off from stricter fee disclosures, all while still protecting consumers from conflicted advice.
How Much Did Brokerage CEOs Make in 2015?
Executive compensation is often a reflection of how the markets and firm are doing. Last year, the results were mixed.
Private Equity Firm Buys Majority Stake in NFP Advisor Services
Stone Point Capital now owns a majority stake in NFP’s advisor business, which will now be known as Kestra Financial.
Final DOL Fiduciary Rule Expected April 6
The Department of Labor is expected to release the finalized version of its fiduciary rule next Wednesday, according to published reports.
RBC Wealth Management Appoints Sagissor to President
Tom Sagissor, divisional director of RBC’s private client group, will become president of RBC Wealth Management. The firm is still searching for a replacement for CEO John Taft.
Mercer Merges With Kanaly Trust to Create $8 Billion RIA
The acquisition creates one of the largest RIAs in the country and adds trust services to Mercer’s offerings, a capability it was previously lacking.
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