Destination Unknown: The 2017 Broker-Dealer Presidents Poll
Despite the complexity and ambiguity of Labor's fiduciary rule, broker-dealer leaders remain cautiously upbeat.
Under Pressure: The 2017 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide
For the firms participating in Investment Advisor's annual Broker-Dealer Reference Guide, the competitive and convoluted atmosphere they face today can be perplexing.
The DOL Rule(s): The 2016 Broker-Dealer Presidents Poll
IBDs' latest regulatory challenge is its biggest business challenge. That's not our editorial judgment — it's how the leaders of 58 independent broker-dealers feel.
BDs Finding Balance: 2016 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide
As a subsection of the overall brokerage industry, the independent broker-dealer industry is shrinking.
The 2015 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide
Over the 35-year history of Investment Advisor, the brokerage industry has seen monumental changes.
Top 25 Indie BDs by Annual Revenue
All 58 presidents in Investment Advisor's 2014 BD Reference Guide poll said they believed in the viability of the IBD model.
The 2014 Broker-Dealer Presidents Poll
Our fifth annual Broker-Dealer Presidents Poll found the leaders of independent broker-dealers are optimistic even though they’re still smarting from the costs of staying compliant.
The 2014 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide
Some observers of the independent broker-dealer universe might be tempted to explain its current state by counting the acquisitions that Nicholas Schorsch's Realty Capital has made over the past year.
The 2013 Broker-Dealer Presidents’ Poll
Fee compression, regulation, succession planning, technology—the more things change, the more they stay the same for the 58 leaders of independent broker-dealers we questioned exclusively for our annual survey
The 2013 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide
Raging bulls, skyrocketing energy production, baby boomer retirement—for such a seemingly volatile industry, in the past year, surprisingly little has changed.