Indie Advisor http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/245771/feed en RIAs Focusing on Organic Growth http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-focusing-organic-growth <div class="node-body blog-body">RIAs are concentrating on building enduring, robust businesses through referrals, rather than mergers, according to a new study. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-focusing-organic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-focusing-organic-growth#comments Blogs RIAs Indie Advisor Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:34:00 +0000 601491 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.</p> First Allied Lures New President from Advisor Group http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/first-allied-lures-new-president-advisor-group <div class="node-body blog-body">Independent broker/dealer First Allied Securities has hired Kevin Keefe, former head of Advisor Group's wealth management operations, to serve as its new president. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/first-allied-lures-new-president-advisor-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/first-allied-lures-new-president-advisor-group#comments Blogs IBDs People Indie Advisor Thu, 08 May 2014 14:27:00 +0000 555461 at http://wealthmanagement.com Getting the Most for Your Firm http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/getting-most-your-firm <div class="node-body blog-body">There are five key drivers of firm valuation, says Echelon Partners’ Dan Seivert. Here’s what advisors should shoot for to get the highest valuation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/getting-most-your-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/getting-most-your-firm#comments Blogs Business Planning RIAs Practice Management Indie Advisor Thu, 01 May 2014 17:47:00 +0000 549881 at http://wealthmanagement.com LPL Eyeing B/D Acquisitions http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/lpl-eyeing-bd-acquisitions <div class="node-body blog-body">LPL Financial CEO Mark Casady says the firm is eyeing broker/dealer acquisitions, a shift from the firm's recent strategy of buying "adjacencies" to help the firm enter new markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/lpl-eyeing-bd-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/lpl-eyeing-bd-acquisitions#comments Blogs IBDs LPL Financial Indie Advisor Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:17:00 +0000 543051 at http://wealthmanagement.com XY Planning Network Explores Partnership with Betterment http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/xy-planning-network-explores-partnership-betterment <div class="node-body blog-body">Many advisors fear that online investment platforms will take their jobs. Instead, one group of advisors is learning to use the technology to their advantage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/xy-planning-network-explores-partnership-betterment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/xy-planning-network-explores-partnership-betterment#comments Blogs Technology Asset Management Indie Advisor Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:14:00 +0000 540091 at http://wealthmanagement.com Advisor Moves Trigger Big Growth For Indie Channels http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/advisor-moves-trigger-big-growth-indie-channels <div class="node-body blog-body">Breakaway advisors are expected to increase the independent channels’ market share by 38 percent through 2016, according to Cerulli Associates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/advisor-moves-trigger-big-growth-indie-channels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/advisor-moves-trigger-big-growth-indie-channels#comments Blogs RIAs Indie Advisor Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:56:00 +0000 536321 at http://wealthmanagement.com HighTower Chief: Robo-Advisors Will Weed Out the Posers http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/hightower-chief-robo-advisors-will-weed-out-posers <div class="node-body blog-body">In a piece on LinkedIn on the state of financial services, HighTower CEO Elliot Weissbluth says the robo-advisor trend will disrupt the industry and weed out “mediocre advisors.” Watch your back. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/hightower-chief-robo-advisors-will-weed-out-posers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/hightower-chief-robo-advisors-will-weed-out-posers#comments Blogs Technology Indie Advisor Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 522211 at http://wealthmanagement.com Banks See Wealth Management New Cash Cow http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/banks-see-wealth-management-new-cash-cow <div class="node-body blog-body">Expect banks to become bigger players in the wealth management space. Over half of bank executives expect to grow their revenue from wealth management practices by 25 percent in the next five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/banks-see-wealth-management-new-cash-cow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/banks-see-wealth-management-new-cash-cow#comments Blogs RIAs Indie Advisor Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:28:00 +0000 508851 at http://wealthmanagement.com Are You Worth More Than 1%? http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/are-you-worth-more-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">RIAs are loathe to increase their fees, believing it alienates clients. But a recent analysis by Russell Investments shows advisors are worth as high as 4.33 percent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/are-you-worth-more-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/are-you-worth-more-1#comments Blogs Business Planning RIAs Indie Advisor Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:37:00 +0000 503191 at http://wealthmanagement.com RIA Advocate to Resign as Head of IAA http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/ria-advocate-resign-head-iaa <div class="node-body blog-body">Long-time RIA advocate David Tittsworth will resign from his post as executive director of the Investment Adviser Association in early 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/ria-advocate-resign-head-iaa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/ria-advocate-resign-head-iaa#comments Blogs People RIAs Indie Advisor Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:07:00 +0000 486641 at http://wealthmanagement.com Investment Management Is Not a Differentiator http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/investment-management-not-differentiator <div class="node-body blog-body">You can pretend that your asset management and portfolio construction is different from other advisors. But don't bet the firm on it. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/investment-management-not-differentiator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/investment-management-not-differentiator#comments Blogs Marketing TD Ameritrade 2014 National Conference Indie Advisor Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:24:00 +0000 483461 at http://wealthmanagement.com B/Ds Look to Advisory Business to Improve Margins http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/bds-look-advisory-business-improve-margins <div class="node-body blog-body">IBD executives at FSI's OneVoice conference say they have found a surefire way to boost their profit margins—by expanding their fee-based business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/bds-look-advisory-business-improve-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/bds-look-advisory-business-improve-margins#comments Blogs FSI OneVoice 2014 IBDs Indie Advisor Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:51:00 +0000 481761 at http://wealthmanagement.com Convergent Founder Teams Up with Carson Wealth http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/convergent-founder-teams-carson-wealth <div class="node-body blog-body">Steve Lockshin, founder and chairman of top RIA firm Convergent Wealth Advisors, has joined the executive board of competitor Ron Carson’s firm, Carson Wealth Management Group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/convergent-founder-teams-carson-wealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/convergent-founder-teams-carson-wealth#comments Blogs People RIAs Indie Advisor Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:10:00 +0000 481111 at http://wealthmanagement.com Safeguarding Client Data a Must for Advisors http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/safeguarding-client-data-must-advisors <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Cyber crimes are pervasive these days and advisors especially are under siege from criminals looking to gain access to client funds. At Thursday&rsquo;s MarketCounsel Summit, a panel of expert technology and data security experts told attendees that it&rsquo;s never been more important to establish proactive routines. Because at the end of the day, if an advisor has a contract indemnifying trades and actually does process a fraudulent trade&mdash;even if it came from a client with a compromised email&mdash;the advisor is likely on the hook.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/safeguarding-client-data-must-advisors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/safeguarding-client-data-must-advisors#comments Blogs Opinions Indie Advisor Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:55:00 +0000 453701 at http://wealthmanagement.com Investment Advisors up Against Odds with Future Rules http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/investment-advisors-against-odds-future-rules <div class="node-body blog-body">Investment advisors could be looking at a future filled with broker-type rules and FINRA oversight, according to a panel in a somewhat gloom & doom session at MarketCounsel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/investment-advisors-against-odds-future-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/investment-advisors-against-odds-future-rules#comments Blogs Indie Advisor Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:07:00 +0000 451981 at http://wealthmanagement.com