DST’s Gordon: New Clearing Platform to ‘Transform’ Business Model
Gordon, who will head the business, tells ThinkAdvisor that DST will challenge Pershing and National Financial.
The Real Key to Harnessing Technology
Financial advisors need to remember that technology is simply an enabler: You must first set up your business to accommodate it—then reap the rewards.
Jonathan Hoenig: Capitalist Pig, Ayn Rand Fan, Highly Successful Manager
The founder of Capitalistpig Hedge Fund says Social Security is immoral, advisors are too risk-averse and hedge funds are unfairly blamed.
Top 10 Better Letterman Replacements Than Colbert: Advisor Edition
Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman next year as host of CBS’ “Late Show,” but ThinkAdvisor has 10 financial gurus who might be better fits.
‘Brutalized’ Breakaway Brokers Speak Out: 7 Stories From the Road to Independence
From “pain and humiliation” to a “quite positive” experience, seven brokers tell ThinkAdvisor their stories of breaking away.
More Money, More (Tax) Problems: How HNWs Can Reduce Their Tax Bills
Estate planning attorney Scott Squillace talks to ThinkAdvisor about how HNW clients can minimize taxes through charitable giving, loss harvesting and other strategies.
M*A*S*H Star Turned Mogul Wayne Rogers Blasts Tax Code, Offers Tips
M*A*S*H TV star and serial businessman Wayne Rogers discusses why the tax code is broken and has some choice words for Dodd and Frank.
The Clearing Industry’s New Powers
From fighting fraud to revamping recruiting, clearers are more engaged than ever.
John Lindsey: How Edward Jones ‘Brutalizes’ Breakaway Brokers
When John Lindsey broke away in 2012, Edward Jones sued for $5 million. But Lindsey fought back and is helping other brokers do the same.
Honeymoon’s Over: Helping Gay Couples Manage 2013 Tax Hikes
Accountant and lawyer Janis Cowhey McDonagh helps same-sex married couples, and all taxpayers, navigate the myriad changes that went into effect this year.