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
10 Best and Worst Cities for Saving Money
Geography may affect how much money clients save, and perhaps, how much they can invest with their advisor. Here are the 10 best and worst cities for saving.
Schorsch Off the Hook for Accounting Lawsuit
Former ARCP Chief Accounting Officer Lisa McAlister has dropped the $50 million lawsuit against ARCP and its former Chairman Nicholas Schorsch.
LPL Profit Rises 9.3 Percent Despite Regulatory Charges
LPL Financial's fourth quarter profits were up 9.3 percent from a year ago, despite $4.9 million paid in regulatory charges.
United Capital Recruits Largest Team Yet
United Capital has recruited a 23-person, $2 billion team, its largest yet, validating the firm's new strategy to focus on recruitment, rather than acquisitions.
The Loss Aversion Coefficient
What is the ratio of gains to losses that most people are comfortable with? It’s 2.5 on average, the “loss aversion coefficient.”
Private Equity Buyer to Give NorthStar M&A Firepower
NorthStar, the holding company for CLS Investments, Orion Advisor Services and Gemini Fund Services, was looking at all its options before selling to private equity firm TA Associates, which will provide capital for future acquisitions.
The Evolution of Lee Munson 1
Three years after the launch of his book slamming Wall Street, a more mature, introspective Lee Munson has emerged. But he still won’t apologize for making money.
Industry Will Lose 300 More B/Ds By 2016
The number of FINRA-registered broker/dealers will reach 3,800 by the end of 2016, predicts David Alsup of Fishbowl Strategies, as smaller shops continue to close up and high entry barriers keep new firms out.
Inside the Mind of the Seller
Is that RIA really serious about selling their business? If not, a buyer is just wasting their time, RIA acquirers said at TD Ameritrade’s national LINC conference in San Diego.
Top Talent Key to TDAI’s 2015 Strategy 1
Winning the war for younger talent is the key for advisory firm success in 2015, said Tom Nally, president of TD Ameritrade Institutional, in his opening remarks at the custodian's annual advisor conference.
TD Ameritrade Rolls Out Corporate Trust Services to RIAs
TD Ameritrade hopes its new trust services will help registered investment advisors¬ capture the wealth of younger generations.
The New Reality in Donor-Advised Funds 1
Assets continue to flow to donor-advised funds, but there’s a drumbeat for reform of these vehicles. And that could impact how advisors use them.
Raymond James Recruiting Up Despite Difficult Quarter
Raymond James reported lower revenues and profits from last quarter, due in part to a commissions adjustment, but the firm recruited 71 net new advisors over the last three months.
The 10 Largest Smart Beta ETFs
So-called "smart beta" ETFs pulled in some $55 billion in 2014, according to Bloomberg, thanks in part to heavy marketing push among advisors. Here are the 10 largest by assets under management, via Morningstar.
Bob Doll's 10 Predictions for 2015
Could 2015 be the year we start feeling better about the U.S. economy than the stock market? Or could lower oil prices cause dislocation outside the U.S.? Nuveen’s Bob Doll puts out his 10 predictions for 2015.
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