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Sep 09, 2014

Why the Existing Fiduciary Rule Won’t Work for Brokerages

As part of Fiduciary September festivities, RBC Wealth Management’s John Taft challenged fiduciary standard advocates, and explained why the current....More
Sep 03, 2014

Post-Vacation, Don’t Go for the Email Inbox

You’ve just come back from vacation. But before you answer emails, consider, how can you make the most difference in your practice?....More
Jul 10, 2014

RIAs Focusing on Organic Growth

RIAs are concentrating on building enduring, robust businesses through referrals, rather than mergers, according to a new study....More
May 08, 2014

First Allied Lures New President from Advisor Group

Independent broker/dealer First Allied Securities has hired Kevin Keefe, former head of Advisor Group's wealth management operations, to serve as its....More
May 01, 2014

Getting the Most for Your Firm

There are five key drivers of firm valuation, says Echelon Partners’ Dan Seivert. Here’s what advisors should shoot for to get the highest valuation....More
Apr 23, 2014

LPL Eyeing B/D Acquisitions

LPL Financial CEO Mark Casady says the firm is eyeing broker/dealer acquisitions, a shift from the firm's recent strategy of buying "adjacencies" to....More
Apr 18, 2014

XY Planning Network Explores Partnership with Betterment

Many advisors fear that online investment platforms will take their jobs. Instead, one group of advisors is learning to use the technology to their....More
Apr 14, 2014

Advisor Moves Trigger Big Growth For Indie Channels

Breakaway advisors are expected to increase the independent channels’ market share by 38 percent through 2016, according to Cerulli Associates....More
Mar 25, 2014

HighTower Chief: Robo-Advisors Will Weed Out the Posers

In a piece on LinkedIn on the state of financial services, HighTower CEO Elliot Weissbluth says the robo-advisor trend will disrupt the industry and....More
Mar 05, 2014

Banks See Wealth Management New Cash Cow

Expect banks to become bigger players in the wealth management space. Over half of bank executives expect to grow their revenue from wealth....More
Feb 26, 2014

Are You Worth More Than 1%?

RIAs are loathe to increase their fees, believing it alienates clients. But a recent analysis by Russell Investments shows advisors are worth as high....More
Feb 04, 2014

RIA Advocate to Resign as Head of IAA

Long-time RIA advocate David Tittsworth will resign from his post as executive director of the Investment Adviser Association in early 2015....More
Jan 30, 2014

Investment Management Is Not a Differentiator

You can pretend that your asset management and portfolio construction is different from other advisors. But don't bet the firm on it....More
Jan 28, 2014

B/Ds Look to Advisory Business to Improve Margins

IBD executives at FSI's OneVoice conference say they have found a surefire way to boost their profit margins—by expanding their fee-based business....More
Jan 27, 2014

Convergent Founder Teams Up with Carson Wealth

Steve Lockshin, founder and chairman of top RIA firm Convergent Wealth Advisors, has joined the executive board of competitor Ron Carson’s firm,....More
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