Is it difficult to succeed as an independent rep of a broker/dealer? Is it an industry of old men? Try telling that to the advisors on this list. Here are the top 20 IBD advisors in the country, with substantial books of business and who have yet to hit middle age.
Independent brokers at smaller firms are more satisfied than advisors at larger brokerages, according to Wealthmanagement.com's Independent Broker/Dealer Report Card. Unfortunately, it's the smaller firms that are fast disappearing....More
FINRA levied a combined $1.2 million fine against Securities America and Triad Advisors on Wednesday, saying the firms' lax supervision led to some advisors sending inaccurate or misleading investment summaries to customers....More
We surveyed a total of 2,649 advisors across 22 brokerages to get their views on the industry and what they think about the firms they work with. Browse the articles and galleries in this special section to see who makes the grade.