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  • Feb 27, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    A Promising Future for RCAP?

    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....More
  • Feb 26, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Americans Are Saving More … Or Are They?

    The average U.S. household savings rate increased from about 5 percent in 2013 to 6 percent in 2014, according to a new study by Hearts & Wallets. But that savings rate may be misleading....More
  • Feb 25, 2015
    blog

    Republican Revives Bill to Block DOL Fiduciary Rule

    Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) pushed back against President Barack Obama and the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rulemaking, proposing a bill aimed at stalling the labor agency until the SEC had a chance to propose rules....More
  • Feb 25, 2015
    blog

    Secrets to Managing Multiple Offices

    Employee travel and open communications are key drivers to sustaining a business with multiple offices long-term....More
  • Feb 25, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    What Financial Advisors Can Learn From Lady Gaga

    You don't have to be a pop star, but advisors do need to have a social media presence for long-term success, writes advisor Mitch Goldberg in a guest column on CNBC....More
  • Feb 24, 2015
    blog

    The Finserv Symphony

    A consortium of 15 financial services firms have poured $66 million into software company, Symphony, which is developing secure messaging, chat and email capabilities...More
  • Feb 23, 2015
    blog

    Not So Equal Pay

    Based on the Current Population Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women working as personal financial advisors earned 61.3 percent of what their male counterparts earned in 2014....More
  • Feb 20, 2015
    blog

    The Biggest Investment Threat? You 1

    While advisors and their clients may look closely at oil prices, interest rates or what’s happening in Greece to have a big impact on their portfolios, the biggest threat to an investment portfolio is you....More
  • Feb 19, 2015
    blog

    I’d Have to Be Crazy

    Clients would have to be crazy not to work with a CFP professional, right? Even the most extreme daredevils wouldn’t trust a non-CFP. At least that’s the message of a new advertising campaign by the designation-granting organization....More
  • Feb 18, 2015
    blog

    Pardon the Disruption

    A new study by TD Ameritrade found that two-thirds of U.S. adults have experienced an event that seriously disrupted their long-term saving and retirement plans. Most common: losing a job....More
  • Feb 17, 2015
    blog

    Derek Jeter, Free Agent?

    New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter never tested the free agent waters during his long playing career, but now that he's retired, his estimated $200 million net worth is causing a bidding war of sorts among financial firms looking to help him manage it...More
  • Feb 16, 2015
    blog

    A Hall of Fame Endorsement

    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley revealed on CNBC’s Closing Bell program last week that he invests with Raymond James Financial....More
  • Feb 13, 2015
    Article

    House of CARDS: FINRA Overreaches Again 1

    FINRA is overstepping the boundaries with its CARDS proposal. The plan will only create risk of a data breach of customers' information and take the compliance function out of the hands of the firms....More
  • Feb 13, 2015
    blog

    Adding to the Redundancy

    Wealth management is the shining star of investment banks, according to The Economist. So it's little wonder the discount players are starting to mimic them....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    blog

    Low Barrier to Entry

    Liquid alts investment firm Salient Partners has agreed to acquire Forward Management, a San Francisco-based asset management firm....More
  • Feb 11, 2015
    blog

    One Advisor Feels Effect of Anthem Attack

    Unlike the previous Home Depot and Target data breaches, the most recent attack on insurance carrier Anthem Inc. could have a bigger impact on advisors....More
  • Feb 11, 2015
    blog

    Edward Jones Still Has an Edge in Training 1

    Only about one out of every five rookies in the Wall Street brokerage business makes it through year two or three of a four-year training program. But Edward Jones has a leg up....More
  • Feb 10, 2015
    blog

    The Most Innovative in Personal Finance

    Technology providers to the financial advisory space dominated Fast Company's list of the most innovative companies in personal finance, which included Addepar, Motif and Riskalyze....More
  • Feb 9, 2015
    blog

    RIA M&A Activity Hits Record-Breaking Pace

    DeVoe & Company estimates $29.5 billion in client assets changed hands in January, more than half the total transacted throughout 2014....More
  • Feb 9, 2015
    blog

    Why Clients Shouldn’t Cheat on You

    Many of your clients likely work with more than one advisor, but, of course, it would be better for your business if they didn’t spread it around. Here's why they shouldn't....More
  • Feb 6, 2015
    blog

    Confidence in Advisors on The Rise?

    Confidence in financial services, and financial advisors, is on the rebound, according to a survey...More
  • Feb 5, 2015
    blog

    New House Bill Could Ease Tax Burdens for Indie Advisors

    The House reintroduced a bill this week that would allow small business owners to deduct up to $500,000 in office equipment, which could provide some relief for advisors going out on their own....More
  • Feb 5, 2015
    blog

    The Rise of the Regionals

    There's a happy medium in the financial services industry between the wirehouse and the RIAs, and it's regional brokerages....More
  • Feb 4, 2015
    blog

    American Funds ETF Is Not Imminent

    Despite published reports that American Funds is getting on the ETF bandwagon, the mutual fund darling has no immediate plans to launch an ETF....More
  • Feb 4, 2015
    blog

    Collaboration, Information-Sharing Key to Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity must be a collaborative effort between the industry, regulators and policymakers, the president and CEO of the SIFMA said Wednesday....More
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