The evidence is clear that since the markets and economic crisis began advisors have been working longer hours, in particular spending more time with clients, while their revenues have suffered. In response, Charles Schwab Advisor Services announced June 25 a series of moves that will have the net effect of reducing costs to the RIAs that custody with Schwab. Beginning in July, Schwab said it will waive commissions on electronic equity trades and reimburse transfer-of-account fees charged by contra brokers for up to one year for new-to-Schwab clients of advisors who open accounts by the end of 2009. In addition to a number of technology enhancements, Schwab will also waive 2010 maintenance fees for the 2,200 RIA firms that use its PortfolioCenter portfolio management software and license that software through Schwab.
Focus working with mature clients including what are the characteristics of a sound goals-based investing method, how big is longevity risk, and a reevaluation of...
Digital Transformation and the Advisor: Keeping pace with a rapidly evolving competitive landscape will show you how to take advantage of—rather than feel threatened by—financial...
Secure the future of your business with customers from the largest generation in history.
Oct 20, 2016
Learn what critical roles document management serves for wealth management firms and their practical operational advice for running a viable business.
Oct 05, 2016
Some broker-dealers have already decided to exit certain lines of business and are sizing up how the rule will impact their IT and compliance budgets....
Sep 13, 2016
Nationwide is providing a deeper look into the rule’s implications and a discussion of decisions firms will need to make in order to comply.