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Mar 26, 2013

Cetera Wealth Management Leader Taking Time For Family

Cetera Financial Group’s executive in charge of wealth management, Barnaby Grist, is stepping down, saying that he needs to put family obligations....More
Mar 21, 2013

There’s an App for That, But Maybe That’s Not a Good Thing

These days, there are technology applications for automating nearly everything an advisor does, but when does technology just go too far?....More
Mar 21, 2013

Nervous Investors Looking Elsewhere for Advice

More than half of investors who deviate from their financial plans do so because of "advice" from friends, family and television talking heads,....More
Mar 15, 2013

Don't Blame it on the Children

It’s an all too common refrain—Gen Y isn’t saving, not for retirement, not for homes, not for anything. And, of course, the sooner they begin to save....More
Mar 14, 2013

UBS Upped Advisor Compensation in 2012

UBS financial advisors have bounced back under the leadership of former Merrill Lynch executive Robert McCann. The firm’s wealth management....More
Mar 13, 2013

Wirehouses Playing Defense By Supporting Broker Disclosure

Wirehouse support of disclosure for recruitment incentives may be a political gambit, but in the long term it's not going to reduce the compensation....More
Mar 11, 2013

The Gary Kaminsky School of Financial Advice

Morgan Stanley’s wealth management division has hired CNBC’s outspoken and brash markets editor to help advisors with “client development.” Time to....More
Mar 11, 2013

Advisors Saw an Uptick in Business For 2012

    With the market continuing to look up, financial advisors didn’t do too badly in 2012. There was a steady growth in the....More
Feb 28, 2013

Retirement Planning Falling on Deaf Ears

Financial services firms spend $1 billion a year to convince investors to plan for retirement. It's not working....More
Feb 22, 2013

Less is More: Investors Overwhelmed By Info

Can you imagine handing your client a short, easy-to-read prospectus on a new fund? Sounds irresponsible, right? But one SEC commissioner said Friday....More
Feb 19, 2013

Via SNL: What If the Pope Went to a Retirement Advisor

Take a coffee break and watch this SNL sketch for some comic relief—a commercial for “Papal Securities," the financial planning firm for popes....More
Feb 15, 2013

Merrill, UBS, Scottrade Top List of Best Places to Intern

While tech companies dominated the list, Merrill and UBS landed on Glassdoor’s list of the top places to intern for the first time....More
Feb 14, 2013

Mick Jagger Up in Arms Over His Advisor’s New Memoir

Mick Jagger’s former financial advisor, Prince Rupert Loewenstein, is coming out with his memoir, A Prince Among Stones, next month, and the Rolling....More
Feb 04, 2013

What Advisors Can Learn From Malcolm Gladwell

As wealth shifts from the baby boomers to generation Y, knowing how millennials operate is going to be key to the future of the advisor business....More
Feb 04, 2013

On the Road at IMCA: Bernstein Backs the U.S.

Merrill Lynch's Richard Bernstein is no fan of emerging markets, and thinks China's equity markets are in a bubble. What to do?....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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