More CFPs Needed but Board ‘Won’t Lower Standards’: CFP Board’s Keller
Board will foster growth partly through corporate partners and needs to “get its arms around” the robo-advisor trend, CEO Kevin Keller says.
Schwab Impact Awards Go to 3 RIA Firms, Recordkeeper
Schwab Advisor Services gave its first-ever Best-in-Retirement Business honor in addition to its RIA awards.
‘Strategic’ Lying: To Get the Job, Tell Advisors What They Want to Hear
We don't countenance dishonesty in the employment process. Rather, as a job candidate you should show firm owners that you can help solve their problems.
How Schwab Cracked the Wirehouse Crowd
The indie firm’s consultants will help advisors build their businesses “long before you bring a single dollar to us,” Schwab’s Tim Oden says.
Financial Planning Programs Clamoring for Latina Students
Young Hispanic women have been the "star performers" in William Paterson's financial planning degree programs and are highly sought after by other schools.
Why the FPA Can’t Win in the Broker Market
It’s hard for me to believe that FPA’s scanty record on CFP advocacy is the reason membership is falling while the number of CFPs rises.
New Hire Roundup: Marc Seidner Joins PIMCO as Managing Director
Also, BlackRock has named Chip Castille chief retirement strategist, a new position.
Could FPA’s Waning Power Lead to Its Untimely Demise?
Its membership has shrunk even as the number of CFP certificants has risen. The FPA is at a crossroads.
FINRA Names Berry Head of Arbitration
FINRA announced Thursday that Richard W. Berry will replace Linda Fienberg as head of the self-regulator’s dispute resolution.
Pay-to-Play Compliance Reminders for Advisors at Election Time
Remember Rule 206(4)-5 of the Investment Advisers Act? The SEC does. You should, too, especially if you or your advisory firm associates make political contributions.