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.
GMO’s Inker: Don’t Outlive Your Retirement Money
The GMO strategist talks with Research about dynamic asset allocation and more.
Where Edward Jones Is Tapping Talent
The brokerage has revamped its recruiting strategy—with dramatic results.
FINRA’s ‘Total Warfare’ Against Brokers in Arbitration
Breakaway brokers and pros across the financial industry cite biased panelists, missing hearing records and a 93% win rate for brokerages.
Ric Edelman: What’s Wrong With IRAs, 401(k)s, and the Industry That Sells Them
The outspoken Edelman talks to ThinkAdvisor about how Wall Street preys on investors, the unconventional structure of his practice and why he opposes mutual funds.
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.