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Feb 19, 2015

FinTech Investment Expected To Double In 2015

New research expects global investment in financial technology to double to $19.7 billion in 2015....More
Feb 13, 2015

Compromised Clients: The Weak Link in Cyber Defense

Panelists at a cybersecurity talk at the 2015 T3 Conference discussed an emerging cyber threat facing advisors: their own clients....More
Feb 11, 2015

Increased RIA Marketshare Comes at the Expense of the Wirehouses

New data from Cerulli Associates found that RIA firms are increasing their marketshare of the advisory space at the expense of wirehouse firms....More
Feb 11, 2015

One Advisor Feels Effect of Anthem Attack

Unlike the previous Home Depot and Target data breaches, the most recent attack on insurance carrier Anthem Inc. could have a bigger impact on....More
Feb 09, 2015

RIA M&A Activity Hits Record-Breaking Pace

DeVoe & Company estimates $29.5 billion in client assets changed hands in January, more than half the total transacted throughout 2014....More
Feb 05, 2015

Education, Planning Can Mitigate Effects Of A Cyber Attack

At the FINRA/SIFMA conference, cybersecurity explained how creating a plan and getting educated can go a long way to mitigate the effects of a....More
Feb 02, 2015

How Advisors Can Reach Wealthy Women1

Women are now primary breadwinners in two-thirds of households and control $12 trillion globally; but only 20 percent work with a financial advisor....More
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

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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