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Bernie Clark
Jun 16, 2016

Increased Competition, DOL Can't Shake Advisor Optimism

According to Schwab's latest Independent Advisor Outlook Study, most advisors remain optimistic for growth despite increased challenges....More
May 03, 2016

LPL Adds $305 Million AUM Firm

Paradigm Wealth Management, a firm known for a significant client base of professional athletes, is joining LPL's hybrid RIA platform....More
Mar 22, 2016

RIAs Poised to Remain Most Active Buyers in M&A Deals

Registered investment advisory firms were the most active buyers of other firms in 2015, a trend Schwab, which tracks M&A deals, expects to continue....More
Oct 14, 2015

Summit Trails Adds $1 Billion Team From Barclays

The move to the Dynasty-backed firm is the latest in a host of advisors leaving Barclays after it announced plans to sell its U.S wealth management....More
Aug 28, 2015

TD Ameritrade Rings in #FiduciaryFriday

TD Ameritrade celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 by ringing in the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on....More
Aug 11, 2015

Veteran Wells Fargo Advisor Joins LPL Hybrid RIA

Michael Palace, a 25-year industry veteran, is leaving Wells Fargo Advisors for an LPL hybrid RIA....More
Jul 30, 2015

Indie Advisors Say DOL Fiduciary Has Minimal Impact

Almost two thirds of independent advisors say they’re not changing their documentation processes in anticipation of the proposed rule’s....More
Jun 25, 2015

Technology a Top Priority For RIA Growth

Advisors are optimistic about the industry and are making technology a top priority to grow their businesses, according to a new study released by....More
May 21, 2015

Savant Capital Picks Up Chicago-Area RIA

Savant Capital Management expanded its presence in the Chicago market and boosted its assets to nearly $4.5 billion with the recent acquisition of....More
May 07, 2015

Envestnet Launches 'Advisor Now' To Help Advisors Embrace Robo Technology

Envestnet is hoping its Advisor Now platform will help advisors embrace robo-technology and strengthen the digital connection with clients....More
Apr 24, 2015

Private Equity, Banks Get Back in the RIA Deal Game

After essentially sitting on the sidelines during 2014, private equity firms and banks were again buying up RIAs in the first quarter of 2015,....More
Apr 01, 2015

Garrett Planning Network Acquired by Insurer: April Fools

In an April Fool’s Day joke, Garrett Planning Network announced it was being acquired by a bogus life insurance company for more than the rumored....More
Mar 19, 2015

Advisors Able to Work Through Brutal Winter, Thanks to the Cloud

The record breaking snowfall this year would have crippled wealth management firms 10 years ago, but new technology helps advisors maintain business....More
Feb 25, 2015

Secrets to Managing Multiple Offices

Employee travel and open communications are key drivers to sustaining a business with multiple offices long-term....More
Feb 05, 2015

New House Bill Could Ease Tax Burdens for Indie Advisors

The House reintroduced a bill this week that would allow small business owners to deduct up to $500,000 in office equipment, which could provide some....More
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