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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
Jan 05, 2015

RCAP Stresses Health of Wholesale B/D Business

Following a tough third quarter, RCAP's wholesale broker/dealer business raised $270 million in December and $9.7 billion for 2014....More
Oct 03, 2014

RIAs “Passing” on Diversity

Most RIAs either have no knowledge about their firms' diversity programs or say that their programs are satisfactory, according to a recent survey by....More
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
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