Indie Advisor http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/245771/feed Indie Advisors Practices and Business en RIAs “Passing” on Diversity http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-passing-diversity <div class="node-body blog-body">Most RIAs either have no knowledge about their firms' diversity programs or say that their programs are satisfactory, according to a recent survey by Schwab Advisor Services. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-passing-diversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-passing-diversity#comments Blogs IMPACT 2014 RIAs Indie Advisor Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 670441 at http://wealthmanagement.com Why the Existing Fiduciary Rule Won’t Work for Brokerages http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/why-existing-fiduciary-rule-won-t-work-brokerages <div class="node-body blog-body">As part of Fiduciary September festivities, RBC Wealth Management’s John Taft challenged fiduciary standard advocates, and explained why the current standard won’t fly in the brokerage world. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/why-existing-fiduciary-rule-won-t-work-brokerages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/why-existing-fiduciary-rule-won-t-work-brokerages#comments Blogs Fiduciary Professions Regulation & Compliance Indie Advisor Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:45:00 +0000 648731 at http://wealthmanagement.com Post-Vacation, Don’t Go for the Email Inbox http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/post-vacation-don-t-go-email-inbox <div class="node-body blog-body">You’ve just come back from vacation. But before you answer emails, consider, how can you make the most difference in your practice? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/post-vacation-don-t-go-email-inbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/post-vacation-don-t-go-email-inbox#comments Blogs Business Planning Indie Advisor Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:38:00 +0000 644471 at http://wealthmanagement.com RIAs Focusing on Organic Growth http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-focusing-organic-growth <div class="node-body blog-body">RIAs are concentrating on building enduring, robust businesses through referrals, rather than mergers, according to a new study. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-focusing-organic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/rias-focusing-organic-growth#comments Blogs RIAs Indie Advisor Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:34:00 +0000 601491 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.</p> First Allied Lures New President from Advisor Group http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/first-allied-lures-new-president-advisor-group <div class="node-body blog-body">Independent broker/dealer First Allied Securities has hired Kevin Keefe, former head of Advisor Group's wealth management operations, to serve as its new president. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/first-allied-lures-new-president-advisor-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/first-allied-lures-new-president-advisor-group#comments Blogs IBDs People Indie Advisor Thu, 08 May 2014 14:27:00 +0000 555461 at http://wealthmanagement.com Getting the Most for Your Firm http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/getting-most-your-firm <div class="node-body blog-body">There are five key drivers of firm valuation, says Echelon Partners’ Dan Seivert. Here’s what advisors should shoot for to get the highest valuation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/getting-most-your-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/getting-most-your-firm#comments Blogs Business Planning RIAs Practice Management Indie Advisor Thu, 01 May 2014 17:47:00 +0000 549881 at http://wealthmanagement.com LPL Eyeing B/D Acquisitions http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/lpl-eyeing-bd-acquisitions <div class="node-body blog-body">LPL Financial CEO Mark Casady says the firm is eyeing broker/dealer acquisitions, a shift from the firm's recent strategy of buying "adjacencies" to help the firm enter new markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/lpl-eyeing-bd-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/lpl-eyeing-bd-acquisitions#comments Blogs IBDs LPL Financial Indie Advisor Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:17:00 +0000 543051 at http://wealthmanagement.com XY Planning Network Explores Partnership with Betterment http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/xy-planning-network-explores-partnership-betterment <div class="node-body blog-body">Many advisors fear that online investment platforms will take their jobs. Instead, one group of advisors is learning to use the technology to their advantage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/xy-planning-network-explores-partnership-betterment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/xy-planning-network-explores-partnership-betterment#comments Blogs Technology Asset Management Indie Advisor Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:14:00 +0000 540091 at http://wealthmanagement.com Advisor Moves Trigger Big Growth For Indie Channels http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/advisor-moves-trigger-big-growth-indie-channels <div class="node-body blog-body">Breakaway advisors are expected to increase the independent channels’ market share by 38 percent through 2016, according to Cerulli Associates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/advisor-moves-trigger-big-growth-indie-channels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/advisor-moves-trigger-big-growth-indie-channels#comments Blogs RIAs Indie Advisor Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:56:00 +0000 536321 at http://wealthmanagement.com HighTower Chief: Robo-Advisors Will Weed Out the Posers http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/hightower-chief-robo-advisors-will-weed-out-posers <div class="node-body blog-body">In a piece on LinkedIn on the state of financial services, HighTower CEO Elliot Weissbluth says the robo-advisor trend will disrupt the industry and weed out “mediocre advisors.” Watch your back. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/indie-advisor">Indie Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/hightower-chief-robo-advisors-will-weed-out-posers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/hightower-chief-robo-advisors-will-weed-out-posers#comments Blogs Technology Indie Advisor Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 522211 at http://wealthmanagement.com