Raymond James is near the end of assimilating Morgan Keegan, its $1.2 billion acquisition last year, and dropped 41 reps this quarter. Productivity of those that remain, as well as total client assets, reached all-time highs, however....More
What do wirehouse advisors think of their firms? WealthManagement.com surveyed 3,402 advisors asking them to dish the dirt on their firms, telling us what they liked and what they don't. Here are some of the results.
A handful of firms are trying to fix the problem of training the next generation of advisors. Advisors Ahead, a start up from an industry veteran, and a program inside Raymond James offer two examples of what advisor training may look like in the near future....More
As the London Olympics wrap up, I’ve been talking with a few financial advisors this week who participated in the international games when they were younger years earlier. It’s striking how their experiences as athletes have a bearing on the manner in which they conduct their business today....More
This flawless, 101.7-carat, pear-shaped diamond—one of the world’s largest —will go up for auction at Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale in Geneva on May 15, 2013. How much will it sell for? Choose the correct answer and registered site users will be eligible to win a one-year subscription to Christie's Geneva Jewelry sales catalogue, courtesy of Christie's.
I'm at EJ now in my 3rd year. I'm in a difficult market for EJ and I'm a true scratch starter. I'm above expectations, but getting tired of hunting money. I'm considering going to work at Wells Fargo, who has a huge presence in my town. The postion would be a bank advisor (WBS) and to me this sounds like a "piece of cake" after being at EJ. Am I clueless or is the grass really greener? If you're at WF or at another bank, please give me your thoughts. ...More
Hello, I am currently in the process of setting up my own FA firm. Actually it is a financial service firm including bookkeeping and budgeting services with financial planning as well. My business model is to be a flat fee to review portfolios, make suggestions & assist client with paperwork etc . I do not want to actually manage the investments which I feel allows me to recommend low expense products such as index funds etc.. My clientele will be the small accounts that every other FA would not want....More