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Jun 12, 2013

Mauboussin On Lucky Breaks

Michael Mauboussin at the Morningstar Investment Conference on marathon runners, Stephen King, the Mona Lisa and what it all means for your....More
Jun 11, 2013

Bred To Seek Advice

Contrary to popular opinion, GenY and millennials are good potential clients for financial adivsors, as these investors have actually been bred to....More
Jun 07, 2013

Advisors on the Move: Wirehouses Bolster the Ranks

UBS Wealth Management, Wells Fargo Advisors, Raymond James and Morgan Stanely recently picked up advisors, while Hightower Network snagged its first....More
Jun 06, 2013

Female Advisors Better Prepared For Diverse Investors

Affluent investors are changing—the amount of wealth controlled by younger advisors, ethnic minorities and women is growing. And women may have the....More
Jun 05, 2013

Borrowing Can Double the Costs of College

The average cost of borrowing for college could be twice as much as putting money away in a 529 plan, according to a new T. Rowe Price report....More
May 30, 2013

Regrets Haunt Global Millionaires

Just like the 99%, global millionaires regret not having reviewable financial plans sooner, according to a new survey by independent financial....More
May 24, 2013

Advisors on the Move

Wunderlich Securities, Janney Montgomery Scott, Rothschild and Schechter Wealth Management boosted their ranks recently with fresh recruits, while....More
May 21, 2013

FINRA's Ketchum: Firms Need To Use Plain English

FINRA's Rick Ketchum tells firms they need to move beyond compliance to win back investor trust. They need to make sure all disclosures, including....More
May 10, 2013

Money on the Move in May

A Missouri brokerage expands its reach with new offices in Florida and Alabama, while a Colorado-based banking firm builds out a new brokerage....More
May 08, 2013

A Dose of Reality for Active Managers

Schroder's top investment advisor says it's not enough for active fund mangers to simply beat the benchmark, they need to deliver results based on....More
Apr 29, 2013

IPA Rolls Out New Valuation System for REITs

In a move to increase transparency, trade group IPA introduces the first industry-wide valuation guideline for non-listed REITs....More
Apr 24, 2013

Better Safe Than Sorry

If you’re telling clients they should have plans to pass wealth to heirs, you better be thinking about your own. Advisors routinely put....More
Apr 23, 2013

Don't Get Stuck in the MIddle

As Jan Brady repeatedly discovered, being in the middle is tough. Raymond James’ CEO Paul Reilly says the same is true with the size of....More
Apr 23, 2013

Breaking Up: Losing Clients To Boost Profitability

Some clients just aren't profitable. As much as advisors want to help everyone, they need to maintain practice profitability. A Michigan firm....More
Apr 22, 2013

RJFS To Focus On Technology, Regulatory Issues & Succession Planning

What’s next for Raymond James? President Scott Curtis told attendees of the firm’s national professional development conference on....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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