Are the CFP Board’s Comp Disclosure Rules Meaningless?
A look at the changeable, curious and contradictory rules of the CFP Board on compensation disclosure.
Are You Vulnerable to the Robo-Advisor Threat?
If you don’t systematize the investment process, and thus make effective rebalancing possible, you’re in trouble.
Fraud Prevention, Robo-Advisors and Key Takeaways: 2014 T3 Advisor Tech Conference
At T3, the custodians discussed ID theft and wire fraud, "middleware" providers were in evidence and the rise of robo-advisors was acknowledged.
The Buzz, the Cloud and Product Intros: 2014 T3 Advisor Tech Conference
We may have reached a turning point where advisor tech decisions are less about software and more about navigating a patchwork of integrations.
AdvisorHUB’s Impact on Breakaway Broker Trends
The AdvisorHUB wirehouse comp app could be a real disruptor in the broker-dealer recruiting wars.
What’s More Lucrative: Wirehouse Package or Selling Your RIA?
Data from AdvisorHUB suggests wirehouse recruiting deals might well unlock more value than selling an RIA firm.
Top 3 Issues Advisors Will Face in 2014, Part 3: Demographic Dilemma
We may already be past the point of no return for the industry’s nascent train wreck: the advisor shortage. Plus, the bear-market wild card.
Top 3 Issues Advisors Will Face in 2014, Part 2: The Fiduciary Issue
Resolution of the fiduciary rulemaking by DOL and the SEC is possible, but more definite is an increase in RIA exams.
Top 3 Issues Advisors Will Face in 2014, Part 1: Robo-Advisors
In the coming year, we'll begin to see which robo-advisors will pull ahead of the others, and many will aim to refine their business models.
What High Client Acquisition Costs Mean to Serving the Masses
How the high cost affects planners’ economics, how big RIAs and robo-advisors are responding, and the possible impact of a fiduciary standard for all.