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Dec 11, 2014

Former SEC Chair Harvey Pitt Endorses Third Party Examiners for RIAs

Every single investment advisory firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission should be examined every year, said Harvey Pitt, the....More
Dec 10, 2014

Mark Cuban vs. the SEC

The only way to reform what ails the Securities and Exchange Commission is to “burn it down and start again,” says Mark Cuban, billionaire....More
Dec 02, 2014

Fund Families On YouTube: What Works, And What Doesn't

Some mutual fund companies are incorporating YouTube into their set of marketing tools, but is it an effective way to reach advisors?....More
Nov 24, 2014

Women Not Choosing Their Household Investments

A Wells Fargo study of affluent women found that despite controlling household budgets, cash flow and bills, they still are not choosing the....More
Nov 14, 2014

'Market Volatility' Among Top Q3 Advisor Conversations, Study Finds

A new study from Russell Investments found that, for the first time, market volatility was among the top conversations between advisors and clients....More
Nov 11, 2014

LPL Adds $520M Firm To Hybrid RIA Platfrom

Baton Rouge, LA-based Goss Wealth Management hopes to use LPL's broker/dealer and hybrid RIA platform to become a super-OSJ in the Gulf South region....More
Nov 06, 2014

Washington Wealth Management Snags Ex-Morgan Stanley FA in Calif.

Washington Wealth Management added another wirehouse alum to its advisor roster on Thursday....More
Nov 06, 2014

Washington Wealth Management Snags Ex-Morgan Stanley FA in Calif.

Washington Wealth Management added another wirehouse alum to its advisor roster on Thursday....More
Oct 31, 2014

Half of RIAs Looking to Make a Deal

About half of RIAs are looking to make at least one acquisition this year, with succession planning and scalability acting as the biggest drivers....More
Oct 16, 2014

Buyers Are Just Not That Into You

Despite there being a high ratio of buyers to sellers in this business, practices are not worth as much as advisors expect. Is it, actually, a buyer'....More
Oct 09, 2014

Financial Advisory Twitter War

If you weren't on Twitter today, you missed a showdown between MarketCounsel's Brian Hamburger and industry commentators Michael Kitces and Bill....More
Oct 09, 2014

Financial Advisory Twitter War

If you weren't on Twitter today, you missed a showdown between MarketCounsel's Brian Hamburger and industry commentators Michael Kitces and Bill....More
Oct 09, 2014

SEC Commissioner: PIMCO Outflows Aren't Disrupting Markets

There’s no evidence that the recent turmoil at PIMCO caused any disruption in any of the underlying markets, Securities and Exchange Commission....More
Sep 29, 2014

Thinking About Buying a Practice? Talk to More Than One Seller

It’s a seller’s market when it comes to the merger and acquisition activity around advisory practices, so for those looking to buy, better have more....More
Sep 26, 2014

Women More Exposed to Alternative Investments Than Men

Female high-net-worth investors have more of their portfolio in alternative investments, like hedge funds and commodities, than men. They are also....More
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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...

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Megan Leonhardt regularly pens articles around the wonderful world of the wirehouses, as well as pieces concentrated on regulatory updates, legal cases and compliance issues. A business journalist...
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