Kristen French

Features Editor, WealthManagement.com

Kristen French has been editing and writing news, features and analysis on the wealth management industry for seven years. Prior to that she wrote about business, markets and investing for TheStreet.com in New York and Bridge News newswire in Santiago, Chile. She lives in Brooklyn, studied English at Williams College and hails from Winnetka, Ill.

Posts by Kristen French

in Due Diligence Jul 31, 2012

Bogle: Federal Fiduciary Standard is No. 1 Priority

In an interview with Fortune magazine last week, Jack Bogle said a federal fiduciary standard is the "single most important action we need to....More
in Due Diligence Jul 20, 2012

Obama Buddy Robert Wolf Departs UBS to Launch Advisory Firm

Robert Wolf is a lonely breed on Wall Street. A big Obama supporter, the UBS Chairman of the Americas is leaving to launch his own institutional....More
in Due Diligence Jul 18, 2012

Merrill Lynch Headcount, Assets Flat in Q2

Bank of America’s global wealth and investment management group, which includes Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust, reported net income of $543....More
in Due Diligence Jul 13, 2012

Wells Fargo Wealth Divisions Report Dip in Client Assets, But Managed Accounts Up

Wells Fargo’s wealth, brokerage and retirement businesses reported higher net income on lower revenues for the second quarter of this year....More
in Due Diligence Jul 11, 2012

Open Secret? Crime Pays Say Financial Services Execs

Illegal and unethical activity may be part of the fabric of life at financial services firms in U.S and U.K., a recent survey from law firm Labaton....More
in Due Diligence Jul 05, 2012

Award-Winning Champ Chosen for SEC Investment Management Role

The Investment Adviser’s Association and the Investment Company Institute both voiced their approval of Norm Champ's appointment as director of the....More
in Due Diligence Jul 03, 2012

Does JPMorgan Push Bank Funds on Its Brokers? Maybe

A New York Times story published Tuesday suggests that JPMorgan brokers are encouraged to sell proprietary products to their clients, something that....More
in Due Diligence Jul 02, 2012

Man On the Run: Georgia Investment Adviser Goes into Hiding

Georgia-based investment adviser Aubrey Lee Price has allegedly gone into hiding. Price, whose Montgomery Asset Management is located on Race Track....More
in Due Diligence Jun 28, 2012

SEC Settlements Net More Individuals, Higher Fines

If it continues at its current pace, the SEC should come to 572 settlements with individuals in fiscal 2012, up 20 percent versus the prior year, the....More
in Due Diligence Jun 26, 2012

Financial Advice Requires a Human Hand

Wealthy people still get their medical and legal advice from live human beings, and financial advisor and blogger Josh Brown believes the same will....More
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