WealthManagement.com, through REP. magazine, has been a leader in putting together lists of wirehouse and independent advisors and broker/dealers for decades. Now we're looking back at those lists and putting them all in one place.
Between Jan. 10 and Feb. 3, 2014, REP. surveyed a total of 2,649 advisors across 22 independent broker/dealers as part of the annual IBD Report Card to get their views on the industry and what they think about the firms they work with....More
Building a business in the RIA space can take many forms. While the top ten firms may look vastly different, you can't argue with their success and rapid growth to reach the top echelons of the industry.
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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
Given many investors' goal of maximizing return, it's not surprising that some investors select funds based primarily on the funds' recent performance record. But is this performance-chasing approach a prudent strategy?...More
How might the Fed begin to move rates? Who is buying negative-yielding European sovereign debt and why? How might investors approach today's environment of constrained liquidity? In this webinar, Delaware Investments portfolio managers Paul Grillo, David Hillmeyer, and Cynthia Isom provide some perspective on the big issues influencing today's market and offer their outlook for the future....More
Specialization is critical for advisors looking to differentiate themselves—with their firms and with their clients. But how do you go about matching your strengths with a specialty that truly interests you, and fits your talents?...More
The vast majority of WealthManagement.com readers are either unfamiliar with life settlements, or are familiar with them but have never recommended them to clients. Many advisors associate life settlements with either an option for the terminally ill, or with unethical activities such as a stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI)....More
Millennials stand to inherit $41 trillion but will any inherit you? Don’t assume you can work with the Millennial children the same way you did their parents. Learn what each generation is looking for in an advisor in this white paper....More