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.

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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Former LPL Exec Robert Moore to Be Next Cetera Chairman
Former LPL Financial President Robert Moore will be named non-executive chairman of the board of Cetera’s parent company, which is nearly out of bankruptcy.
Q&A With Ashvin Chhabra: You’re Investing All Wrong
We define success in investment management as beating a benchmark. But if your clients don’t achieve their goals, it doesn’t matter whether you beat the benchmark, argues Ashvin Chhabra, President of Euclidean Capital.
CFA Membership Continues to Shift Toward Private Wealth
The CFA Institute’s membership is leaning more heavily towards private client advisors, and the group hopes to become the go-to advisors to high-net-worth investors.
Retirees Just Want to Have Fun
Annual leisure travel spending by retirees aged 65 and older is expected to surge by 47 percent over the next two decades, a new Merrill Lynch study found. But many retirees don’t know how they’re going to fund this leisure.
Stein Says Betterment IPO Likely... Eventually 1
As consolidations and acquisitions shrink the number of stand-alone robos, Betterment CEO Jon Stein says his plan is to go public when revenues hit $50 to $200 million.
Would David Rubenstein Hire You?
The six attributes the founder of the private equity giant Carlyle Group looks for in new hires, and why “brilliance” isn’t among them.
Will SRI Evolve Beyond a Niche Market?
Will socially responsible investing remain a niche or find broader appeal? Steve Lydenberg of Domini Funds argues the strategies will earn a mass following as they are based on macro themes of fundamental changes in the environment and society.
The Art and Science of Contrarian Intrinsic Value Investing
Out-of-favor is a prerequisite to contrarian value investing. But you want to make sure you’re buying quality at value prices, not junk at clearance prices, says Rupal Bhansali of Ariel Investments.
Emotions Play Key Role in Fraud Vulnerability of the Elderly
A new Stanford University study found that older adults are more likely than their younger counterparts to fall victim to con artists who exploit their emotions.
United Capital Tightens Its Filter With Latest Deal
United Capital's acquisition of HFI Wealth Management, an advisory firm with about $332 million in assets, is one example of its increased selectivity in the wake of the debut of FinLife Partners.
Lightyear Fuels Further Acquisitions for Wealth Enhancement Group
The private equity-owned RIA made its second acquisition in as many months, adding Houston-based Sound Financial Solutions, with $260 million in assets.
Top Muni Bond Blowups in Recent Years
With Puerto Rico having just defaulted and Atlantic City “teetering on the edge,” we highlight some of the largest municipal bond blowups in recent years.
Time to Sell? Public Markets Provide a Clue
A new report by ECHELON Partners suggests advisors should look to public companies in the investment and wealth management space as a barometer for private valuations. The signals suggest now may be a good time for owners to sell, before valuations fall.
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