Mergers between advisors and accountants are often seen as marriages of mutual interest, but don’t kid yourself. Industry experts say there’s a Mars-and-Venus quality to the partnerships that makes success difficult.
Ron Rhoades’ decision to step down as chair-elect of NAPFA may have been inevitable, some industry observers said Tuesday, even though they viewed the compliance error at his RIA that sparked the move as a relatively minor mistake.
The new technology platform at SEI Advisor Network has been a seven-year, $600 million project and is, according to MD Steve Onofrio, the only system for independents that integrates an investment platform and a custody platform. "The real win is keeping the advisor in the advisory business, not the technology business."