2014 IBD Report Card http://wealthmanagement.com/taxonomy/term/44361/more en Fear of Change http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/fear-change <div class="node-body article-body">Advisors' biggest fear? Their firms will sell out. And in the independent broker/dealer world, it's not too uncommon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/fear-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/fear-change#comments 2014 IBD Report Card IBDs Careers Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 508751 at http://wealthmanagement.com Top IBDs for Access to Alternatives http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-ibds-access-alternatives <div class="node-body gallery-body">Today, a wider swath of the investing community is finding it easy to invest in alternatives, including independent broker/dealers. Here are the highest-rated IBDs for access to alternative investments, according to the 2014 IBD Report Card. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-ibds-access-alternatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-ibds-access-alternatives#comments 2014 IBD Report Card Alternative Investments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 514211 at http://wealthmanagement.com Why Advisors Leave http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/why-advisors-leave <div class="field-byline"> Kenton Shirk, Cerruli &amp; Associates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WealthManagement.com’s annual IBD Report Card reveals the tangible reasons dissatisfied advisors plan to leave their firms within the next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/why-advisors-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/why-advisors-leave#comments 2014 IBD Report Card IBDs Careers Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 508661 at http://wealthmanagement.com Smaller Firms, Happier Advisors. Can it Last? http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/smaller-firms-happier-advisors-can-it-last <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/smaller-firms-happier-advisors-can-it-last" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/smaller-firms-happier-advisors-can-it-last#comments 2014 IBD Report Card IBDs Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 508611 at http://wealthmanagement.com Top RIA-Friendly IBDs http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-ria-friendly-ibds <div class="node-body gallery-body">The ascendency of the RIA model is practically a given in this industry. But some independent b/ds are fighting back. Here are the top RIA-friendly IBDs, according to our IBD Report Card. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-ria-friendly-ibds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-ria-friendly-ibds#comments 2014 IBD Report Card IBDs RIAs Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:52:00 +0000 514231 at http://wealthmanagement.com Ten Most Common Reasons Advisors Leave http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/ten-most-common-reasons-advisors-leave <div class="node-body gallery-body">WealthManagement.com’s annual IBD Report Card reveals the biggest reasons advisors plan to leave their firms within the next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/ten-most-common-reasons-advisors-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/ten-most-common-reasons-advisors-leave#comments 2014 IBD Report Card Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:10:00 +0000 512361 at http://wealthmanagement.com As Good As It Gets? http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/good-it-gets <div class="node-body article-body">Firms are riding the tide of rising equity markets, more fee-based business and high-profile deals; so why do margins remain so thin?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/good-it-gets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/good-it-gets#comments 2014 IBD Report Card IBDs Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 508631 at http://wealthmanagement.com Too Many Options? http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/too-many-options <div class="node-body article-body">Technology is still the weak link when it comes to broker satisfaction. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/too-many-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/too-many-options#comments 2014 IBD Report Card IBDs Technology Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 508671 at http://wealthmanagement.com Top 10 Broker-Rated IBDs http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-10-broker-rated-ibds <div class="node-body gallery-body">In our fourth annual Independent Broker/Dealer Report Card, advisors reported overall they were very satisfied with their firms. Here are the 10 IBDs with the highest broker approval rating. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-10-broker-rated-ibds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/top-10-broker-rated-ibds#comments 2014 IBD Report Card IBDs Rankings Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:54:00 +0000 510321 at http://wealthmanagement.com A Shifting Landscape http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/shifting-landscape <div class="node-body article-body">The ascendency of fee-based compensation in the IBD space continues and independent reps now make less than half their compensation from commissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/shifting-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/2014-ibd-report-card/shifting-landscape#comments 2014 IBD Report Card IBDs Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:45:00 +0000 511411 at http://wealthmanagement.com