Big Jump in Advisory Firms in 2015
The number of SEC-registered advisory firms grew more than 5% since 2014, the largest increase in four years, a report from IAA and NRS says.
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8 Tips for Preserving a Firm’s Culture Post-Merger
Greg Friedman of Private Ocean and Brent Brodeski of Savant Capital suggest these steps to maximize success.
Schwab Goes Big on RIA Training
When even veteran advisors say that Schwab's Executive Leadership program is “by far the best thing Schwab's ever done,” you begin to pay attention.
How to Hire for a Financial Planning Residency Program
Many financial planning firms have found hiring a resident financial planner alleviates some of their pain points and assists with growth.
Change Is Constant
Our new editor in chief reflects on life and work.
Pretty Good Week for Live Oak Bank: $200M in Advisor Loans, Plus an IPO
The bank that lends to small businesses held a successful IPO in the same week it hit the $200 million mark in advisor loans.
New Hire Roundup: Mercer Adds Execs
Also, Doug Dachille joined AIG as chief investment officer, while Kent Weaver returned to Glenmede, and J. Keith Morgan joined TIAA-CREF.
The Case for Charging Both AUM and Flat Fees
Rather than an either/or solution, Deborah Fox's "AUM plus fees for specific services" model provides value to clients while smoothing the advisory firm's revenue stream.
Want Video? You Should, and Fidelity Wants to Help
Advisors who use Fidelity's custody or clearing services now have access to two kinds of assistance with video-making — and marketing to new clients.