Penton’s WealthManagement.com Advisor Confidence Index (ACI), a benchmark of financial advisors’ views on the U.S. economy and the stock market, marked the slowest rate of growth since the end of last year on lowered optimism over the future of the U.S. economy and the stock market.
Continuing its series of online surveys, WealthManagement.com just completed its 2013 Wholesalers Perception Survey. This survey targeted advisers, planners and other personnel at distribution firms for their
views on the effectiveness of the wholesalers that call on them....More
In 2013, WealthManagement.com has teamed up with FUSE Research Network on this important series of research studies designed to explore advisor views on important topics that are of specific interest to the asset management community. The second report takes a look at advisor views on wholesalers....More
After registering pessimism in April, Financial advisors were slightly more inclined to think positively about the economy and the markets in May, according to WealthManagement.com’s Advisor Confidence Index....More
Attracting and retaining high-net-worth clients is an aspiration for most, but it can be tricky. A report from PriceMetix released Wednesday puts some numbers behind the firms that are successful at landing top tier clients.
Penton’s WealthManagement.com Advisor Confidence Index (ACI), a benchmark of financial advisors’ views on the U.S. economy and the stock market, marked the slowest rate of growth since the end of last year on lowered optimism over the future of the U.S. economy and the stock market....More
Penton’s WealthManagement.com Advisor Confidence Index (ACI), a benchmark of financial advisors’ views on the U.S. economy and the stock market, rose by 8.4% in February 2013 to end at 109.7, the highest level it has been since April 2012....More
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
The Most 'Liked' Brokerage in the U.S.
Check out which firms are the most (and least) popular on Facebook.
Thirty-two members of Congress from minority caucuses have sent a letter to the Department of Labor, arguing that the agency's fiduciary proposal could disadvantage their constituents and limit minority access to financial advisors....More
Over the past decade, a tremendous amount of pressure has been laid on the shoulders of the small broker-dealers of the securities industry. Like the iconic Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, these small and/or independent brokerages are allotted a significantly shorter leash than they have been in years past......More