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Scott Bell

Scott is an ex-broker from one of the largest, most storied, firms on Wall Street. He left in 2008 to start his company, Gross Domestic Product, Inc., with the mission to provide thoughtful solutions for investors & investment professional...

in I Heart Wall Street Jun 11, 2012

Career Risk

It's smart to know your limits. Sometimes "No" is the best answer....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 Queens, N.Y.

in Yield of Dreams Apr 19, 2016

The Mega Trends Driving Change in the Next Decade

More change will occur in the next 10 years than in the last 25 years, says Haiyan Wang. Advisors should pay attention to the mega trends driving change globally....More

Kristen French

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 in New York and Bridge News newswire in Santiago, Chile. She lives in Brooklyn, studied...

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 be taking now." Bogle did not exclusively refer to the fiduciary standard that would be extended to stockbrokers serving retail investors under Dodd-Frank, but to a larger umbrella....More

David Aldo Geracioti

Is the editor-in-chief of REP. magazine.  He is also a devotee of the Austrian School of Economics leading lights Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich von Hayek, Murry Rothbard and to other thinkers in the laissez-faire political philosophy tradition.

in Von Aldo 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

Jerry Gleeson

Gleeson earned an M.B.A. from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in 2006, and completed 180 hours of course work in the Certified Financial Planner program.

in RIA Rising Aug 29, 2012

Schwab Sees Online Trading Upgrade for Advisors in 3Q 2013

Plans to upgrade Web-based trading capabilities on Schwab Advisor Services’ platform are proceding slowly. The new system is being beta tested by a group of advisors, but don’t look for a launch until the third quarter of next year, says trading platforms Director Kevin Kraus....More

Amy Glynn

Amy Glynn is President and Founder of the Pension Resource Institute, a nationwide consulting firm helping organizations build and maintain compliant and competitive strategies in the ERISA marketplace. She is a graduate of Colgate University and is passionate about chocolate poodles and...

in ERISA Penalty Box 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
in Intelligent Advisor Aug 01, 2013

Advisors on the Move: Quality Over Quantity

Dynasty expands its reach as two UBS advisors join its independent advisory practices. Meanwhile UBS, Wedbush and Waddell & Reed picked up a host of individual advisors....More

Regrets Haunt Global Millionaires

Just like the 99%, global millionaires regret not having reviewable financial plans sooner, according to a new survey by independent financial advisory firm deVere Group....More

Jonathan Moreland

Mr. Moreland began working with insider data in the early 1990s while an analyst for the old Individual Investor magazine. A fundamental analyst with an MBA in finance and studying for Level III of the CFA, Mr. Moreland long ago...

in Insider Insights Jan 18, 2014

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

Which stocks are getting attention from insiders?....More

Richard Roth

Richard Roth is the founder and president of The Roth Law Firm, PLLC, a boutique litigation firm that concentrates in litigating securities arbitrations and SEC/FINRA enforcement actions. He has earned a...

The FINRA Roach Motel: Dismissing a FINRA Arbitration

Motions to dismiss are integral to the court system – they give defendants the opportunity to sidestep hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and unnecessary time defending legally baseless claims. As for the courts, it clears up the docket by allowing judges to only adjudicate legitimate cases, freeing up court time and....More
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