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Jan 27, 2015

TD Ameritrade Introduces Social Media Research Tool For Retail Investors

A tool launched by TD Ameritrade allows retail investors to gauge social media sentiment when making investment decisions....More
Jan 22, 2015

35% of Wirehouse Advisors Set to Retire within 10 Years

It’s news to no one that the industry is shedding financial advisors. But the numbers highlighted in Cerulli Associate’s newest research....More
Jan 20, 2015

Rich Millennials More Likely to Keep Advisors Than Poor Millennials

The wealthier millennials are, the less likely they are to fire their parents' advisors. About two-thirds of high-net-worth millennials already....More
Jan 16, 2015

Where Advisors are Looking to Fund Succession Plans

Just over a third of advisors say they have a succession plan, but how viable is it and where are they getting the money to fund it?....More
Jan 16, 2015

The Next Big Thing in Cybersecurity: Training

Prilock, a cybersecurity training service, says it can help guard RIAs from the growing threat of hackers....More
Jan 14, 2015

TD Ameritrade CFO Announces Retirement

After 16 years at TD Ameritrade, CFO Bill Gerber announced his retirement....More
Jan 09, 2015

Asset Managers Increase Marketing Budgets For 2015

A Cerulli study found that asset managers are increasing their marketing budgets and looking to focus more on content marketing....More
Jan 06, 2015

CFP Board Hires General Counsel

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards is bringing onboard a former Holland & Knight partner to fill the newly formed role of general counsel....More
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

Diana Britton

Diana Britton is the Managing Editor of and REP. Magazine, covering asset management and independent broker/dealers from all angles. A native of Los Angeles, she now lives in...

Megan Leonhardt

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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