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May 27, 2015

Avoiding Digital Tools Could Threaten Asset Growth

The Aite Group identified a positive correlation between advisor firm performance and digital adoption....More
May 27, 2015

Hearsay Social Launches 'Universal Supervision' Dashboard

Hearsay Social hopes its new dashboard will make it easier for compliance teams to review an advisor's social media and web content....More
May 26, 2015

John Hancock Acquires Guide Financial

Continuing the trend of of insurance companies picking up financial planning technology, John Hancock announced an acquisition of Guide Financial, an....More
May 21, 2015

Broadridge to Buy Lipper's Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence Unit

Broadridge's acquisition of the Thomson Reuters unit will expand the capabilities of its Access Data suite for its mutual fund and retirement....More
May 19, 2015

CircleBlack Expands Account Aggregator To Android Devices

CircleBlack, an online account aggregator and wealth management platform, is now available on Android devices....More
May 19, 2015

Cold Calling Is Still Terrible

In a recent post on the popular Humans of New York website, photographer Brandon Stanton captured a moment with AXA advisor Mike Grady, who candidly....More
May 19, 2015

YCharts Raises Another $6 Million in VC Funding

To help grow its web-based financial terminal, Chicago-based startup YCharts raised another $6 million in a round of funding led by Morningstar....More
May 19, 2015

CFP Doubles Awareness of Designation Among Investors

Five years later, just over a third of investors recognize the certified financial planning certification without prompting....More
May 12, 2015

Investors Still Prefer Human Advisors Over Computers

A majority of investors still aren't sold on "robo" advice solutions, according to a new survey from Schwab....More
May 07, 2015

El-Erian: Stop Selling Products, Start Talking to Millennials

To attract millennial investors, financial firms and advisors need to offer personalized advice, not products....More
May 06, 2015

Envestnet Acquires Finance Logix

Envestnet announced that it acquired Finance Logix, a company that provides goal-based financial planning software, for a mix of cash, stock and....More
Apr 30, 2015

IRS Real Winner in Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight

Doesn't matter how much is won during Saturday's "Fight of the Century," it's important to keep in mind the IRS is the real winner....More
Apr 27, 2015

One-Third Of Institutional Investors Now Use 'Smart Beta' ETFs

A report from Invesco found that use of smart beta ETFs among institutional rose from 24 percent in 2013 to 36 percent in 2014, and the trend is....More
Apr 27, 2015

IMCA Launches New Behavioral Finance Program

The Investment Management Consultants Association is rolling out a new online education program around behavioral finance....More
Apr 24, 2015

Financial Services Ramping Up Spending On Cybersecurity

Financial services and banks will spend $9.5 billion in 2015 to defend against hackers, second only to the government....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...

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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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