RIAs http://wealthmanagement.com/taxonomy/term/39411/more en Throwing Money at Cybersecurity Not the Answer http://wealthmanagement.com/technology/throwing-money-cybersecurity-not-answer <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With the sheer volume of cyber attacks occurring against financial services firms, it&rsquo;s not enough for RIAs to just spend on technology or an outsourced cybersecurity solution, advisors and firm employees must understand how to use technology and have processes built around it.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/technology/throwing-money-cybersecurity-not-answer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/technology/throwing-money-cybersecurity-not-answer#comments RIAs Technology Regulation & Compliance Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:57:00 +0000 801681 at http://wealthmanagement.com RIAs Still Fear FINRA Oversight http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/rias-still-fear-finra-oversight <div class="node-body article-body">Many RIAs still fear FINRA will be the chosen authority to oversee their practices if the SEC moves forward with third-party examiners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/rias-still-fear-finra-oversight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/rias-still-fear-finra-oversight#comments RIAs Regulation & Compliance Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:52:00 +0000 801651 at http://wealthmanagement.com Crowded Out http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/crowded-out <div class="node-body article-body">Is your custodian a growing threat?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/crowded-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/crowded-out#comments Industry RIAs Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 792991 at http://wealthmanagement.com Illustration by Jon Reinfurt A Promising Future for RCAP? http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/promising-future-rcap <div class="node-body blog-body">Can Nicholas Schorsch's company continue to thrive even in the wake of his departure and accounting errors at its sister company? One outside investor makes the case it can. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/daily-brief">The Daily Brief</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/promising-future-rcap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/promising-future-rcap#comments RIAs Technology Blogs Real Estate Retirement Planning The Daily Brief Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +0000 794511 at http://wealthmanagement.com Ten Reasons Why Advisors Sell Their Firms http://wealthmanagement.com/careers/ten-reasons-why-advisors-sell-their-firms <div class="node-body gallery-body">Breakaways aren't just happening at the wirehouses. They are happening more and more at RIAs, as well. Here's what those looking to sell their business are thinking.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/careers/ten-reasons-why-advisors-sell-their-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/careers/ten-reasons-why-advisors-sell-their-firms#comments Industry RIAs Business Planning Careers Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:04:00 +0000 794211 at http://wealthmanagement.com LPL Moves Fortigent Operations to Charlotte http://wealthmanagement.com/ibds/lpl-moves-fortigent-operations-charlotte <div class="node-body article-body">LPL Financial will relocate its Fortigent operations from Rockville, Md. to the company’s Charlotte, N.C. office to consolidate resources focusing on high-net-worth clients.</div> <div class="field-stocksymbols"> <span>Stock Symbols:&nbsp;</span> LPLA </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/ibds/lpl-moves-fortigent-operations-charlotte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/ibds/lpl-moves-fortigent-operations-charlotte#comments IBDs RIAs Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:19:00 +0000 793081 at http://wealthmanagement.com Secrets to Managing Multiple Offices http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/secrets-managing-multiple-offices <div class="node-body blog-body">Employee travel and open communications are key drivers to sustaining a business with multiple offices long-term.</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/secrets-managing-multiple-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/secrets-managing-multiple-offices#comments RIAs Blogs Business Planning Indie Advisor Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:41:00 +0000 793061 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p><em>Robert Churchill/iStock/Thinkstock</em></p> Fidelity to Merge Custody and Clearing Units http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/fidelity-merge-custody-and-clearing-units <div class="node-body article-body">Fidelity Institutional will combine its custody and clearing units and launch a new technology unit to be lead by Michael Durbin, current president of the firm’s RIA custody business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/fidelity-merge-custody-and-clearing-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/rias/fidelity-merge-custody-and-clearing-units#comments RIAs Fidelity Advisors Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:52:00 +0000 792891 at http://wealthmanagement.com Obama's 'Oversimplification' of Industry Frustrates RIAs http://wealthmanagement.com/industry/obamas-oversimplification-industry-frustrates-rias <div class="node-body article-body">In supporting the Department of Labor's fiduciary rulemaking, President Barack Obama on Monday called upon advisors to act in the best interests of their clients. But the administration's approach left investment advisors, who already act as fiduciaries, frustrated by the lack of distinction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/industry/obamas-oversimplification-industry-frustrates-rias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/industry/obamas-oversimplification-industry-frustrates-rias#comments Industry RIAs Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:10:00 +0000 791981 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images The Finserv Symphony http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/finserv-symphony <div class="node-body blog-body">A consortium of 15 financial services firms have poured $66 million into software company, Symphony, which is developing secure messaging, chat and email capabilities</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/daily-brief">The Daily Brief</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/finserv-symphony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/finserv-symphony#comments RIAs Technology Blogs Strategies The Daily Brief Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +0000 790541 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>Copyright Mary Turner, Getty Images</p>