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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
Dec 13, 2013

Safeguarding Client Data a Must for Advisors

  Cyber crimes are pervasive these days and advisors especially are under siege from criminals looking to gain access to client funds. At....More
Dec 11, 2013

Investment Advisors up Against Odds with Future Rules

Investment advisors could be looking at a future filled with broker-type rules and FINRA oversight, according to a panel in a somewhat gloom....More
Dec 05, 2013

Former TDA Exec Joins Vestorly

Former TD Ameritrade Institutional managing director Zohar Swaine has joined Vestorly, a digital content sharing platform, as strategic advisor and....More
Nov 13, 2013

Former Schwab Advisors Protest Termination Policy at IMPACT

A small group of former Schwab independent advisors protested the firm’s termination policy earlier this week outside of the firm’s annual IMPACT....More
Nov 12, 2013

Live from IMPACT: Five Ways to Be a More Effective Seller1

We're all in sales now, says author Dan Pink at Schwab's IMPACT conference. So here are five ways to be a more effective salesperson....More
Oct 30, 2013

Ameriprise Headcount Down Amid Record Profitability

Ameriprise's advisor headcount is down on a sequential and annual basis, but its advice and wealth management is still dominating the firm's growth....More
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