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Mar 06, 2013

The Unprecedented Happens All the Time

  In late 2011, early 2012, I was amazed and baffled by the valuations financial services stocks were being awarded. Having blown up (for all practical purposes) the financial system beginning in the summer of 2007, it was only natural that financial stocks should be sold off, because, well, some were insolvent. But as time wore....More
Jul 28, 2014

HighTower Adds $400M Washington RIA

HighTower expanded its operations on the West Coast Monday with the addition of the team from Washington-based Triad Wealth Stewardship with $400 million in client assets....More
Jun 04, 2014

How Can I Build a Community With My Clients?

By creating a tigh knit community of your clients and your centers of influence, you have the ability to retain assets, increase referrals and generate new business. Find out how!....More
Jul 30, 2013

ERISA 2013 Trends - Increased Enforcement, Confusion, Fear, Backlash

As we move into the second half of 2013, let’s take a look at some of the meaningful trends as the new ERISA regulatory requirements take hold. •June 2011: Towers Watson study revealed the following top three items on plan sponsors’ minds for the next two years: 1.Regulatory compliance; 2.Investment volatility; and 3.Vendor service....More
Jun 11, 2012

Career Risk

It's smart to know your limits. Sometimes "No" is the best answer....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
Apr 28, 2014

FINRA Hits The Rep While He is Down

FINRA, by its new rule, is again hurting the broker....More
Jan 18, 2014

Top Insider Trades 1/17/14: MVC, SYRG, RHP, ACSF

Which stocks are getting attention from insiders?....More
Jul 28, 2014

America Gives More Act of 2014 (H.R. 4719)

Conrad Teitell offers a primer on the America Gives More Act of 2014....More
Jul 09, 2014

The Blotter Report: Where Did it All Go Wrong?

The evidence keeps piling up against a Long Island financial planner accused of stealing $1.6 million from charities and clients. Meanwhile FINRA banned a Los Angeles analyst for lying to investigators looking into an insider trading scheme....More
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