In 1989, Registered Representative magazine profiled eight rising stars, highlighting their rapid growth business strategies. Now we've tracked down these brokers to see where they ended up 25 years later.
Advisors on the Top 40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40 list are ranked exclusively by assets under management custodied at the four wirehouse firms. Only advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets corresponded to retail clients were eligible for the list....More
In this issue we highlight ten individuals we think bear watching over the next year, both because of the specific things they are doing, but more broadly because of the changes taking place in the industry that they represent....More
So far this year, 136 new IPOs have been filed, which stand to create a lot of new wealth for tech entrepreneurs. Where are these new companies cropping up? Here are the top 10 technology hubs in 2014.
As consumers increasingly turn to social media to shape their perception of a company or brand, advisors should be aware of their firm’s social media footprint. With numbers adjusted for the size of the firm and weighted, here are the most influential IBDs in social media....More
The ascendancy of the registered investment advisor model continues, and the custodians are reaping the benefits. These firms continue to take a larger share of advised assets, often at the expense of the wirehouses. Here are the top RIA custodians by 2012 assets....More
To land on the list, female advisors were required to directly own at least 25 percent of the firm. Additionally, these women have at least some individual clients for whom they do financial planning and have no more than 50 percent institutional clients....More
Women are still a minority in financial services, despite the industry's efforts to address the gender imbalance. But the 10 women here are not only financial advisors, they're highly successful business owners as well.
Social media increasingly influences how the public perceives a broker's firm, and advisors have every right to expect the firms will make the most of it. Here are the five firms with the most social media influence.
Is it difficult to succeed as an independent rep of a broker/dealer? Is it an industry of old men? Try telling that to the advisors on this list. Here are the top 20 IBD advisors in the country, with substantial books of business and who have yet to hit middle age.
The annual Broker Report Card shows that advisors were, overall, feeling better about where they work. The average approval rating of 8.1, on a scale of one (lowest) to 10 (highest), almost reaches pre-crisis levels. But individual firm scores still varied widely. Check out how the firms stacked up this year and why.
When it comes to switching firms, advisors must plan their transition carefully. It requires thoughtful planning, a desire to run and grow your business, and unwavering dedication to do what is right for your clients....More
Research shows that while the average age of financial advisors has gone up, the percentage of advisors that don't have a succession plan in place has gone up as well. Why don't more advisors have a plan, and how can the industry better prepare for the future.
The U.S. corporate high yield market has grown from $250 billion to a $2.4 trillion industry. High yield has proven to be a solid asset class for investors, over time producing comparable returns to the S&P 500 with approximately half the volatility....More
Why do we make decisions that aren’t always in our own best interest? This group of articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor takes a fascinating look at behavioral finance and behavioral portfolio management....More
With the wind at their backs, sprinters have broken speed records. Similarly, the tailwind of a bull market has boosted the fortunes of equity investors over the past five years. In both cases, the pace cannot be sustained over a long period of time. Look back no further than the past 10 years for confirmation of the market’s lack of endurance....More