The Bizarre Recruiting Case of Alfonso Montoya
A $150 million book of business Wells Fargo promised him never materialized — and then the wirehouse took him to arbitration.
Shelley Bergman: Portrait of an ETF Strategist
Morgan Stanley's Shelley Bergman is a master at investing in exchange-traded funds—and a critic of many of the industry's expanding offerings.
How to Connect With (and Keep) Female Clients: Kathleen Kingsbury
Advisor coach and former therapist Kathleen Burns Kingsbury talks to ThinkAdvisor about the gender differences many advisors don't understand.
David Bach: Smart Advisors Finish Rich
The best-selling author and Edelman partner on his firm's unusual hiring requirements and what he thinks of breakaway brokers who don't repay their loans.
Clearing Firms Join the Robot Race
Robo-advisors and other new technologies are transforming the clearing space.
Battered Morgan Stanley Breakaway Advisor Fights Back
Breakaway advisor James Eastman tells ThinkAdvisor how Morgan Stanley read his email and “painted” his compliance record when he tried to leave.
Which Advisors Have Loyal Clients — and Why?
Client loyalty is a key to advisors’ success. Here's how to keep it afloat.
Alexandra Lebenthal: Who Are You Calling a Socialite?
The Lebenthal Holdings CEO on her new wealth unit, how she bought back her iconic family name from Merrill and how she recruits female advisors.
Merrill: Using Clients’ Emotions to Build Better Portfolios
Merrill's Michael Liersch is using behavioral finance to zero in on clients’ unique investment personalities to reach better outcomes.
4 Next-Gen Advisors Reshaping the Industry
These four young advisors are not mere rookies. They are tech-savvy, forward-thinking professionals who know how to attract a new generation of wealth creators.