Former AXA Execs Launch Firm to Help Teachers, Nonprofits
The new group, ABMM Financial, aims to attract public-sector clients and their assets to 403(b) plans, which the founders say are underutilized.
Commonwealth Financial Hosts Yearly Event, Enhances Tech Tools
The indie broker-dealer draws some 900 of its 1,500 affiliated reps to the Orlando confab.
Cetera Strikes IPO Investment Deal With JMP, Expands Tech Ties With Broadridge
The group's 9,700 advisors will be able to offer retail clients access to initial public offerings and its financial-institution clients more self-clearing capabilities.
DOL Advisor Crackdown Is ‘Out of Control’: Benefits Lawyer
The DOL conducted more than 3,600 audits of qualified retirement plans last year. Settlements related to violations totaled $1.7 billion in plan reimbursements and fines.
Schwab Profits Rise 11% in Q3
The firm's revenue tops estimates at $1.55 billion, a 13% year-over-year improvement.
LPL’s Robert Moore: RIAs Are Where the Growth Is
LPL President Robert Moore tells ThinkAdvisor why the BD is not feeling acquisitive and why there's room to grow in the indie RIA space.
Hacked: What to Do When Cybercriminals Hit Your Firm
Cybersecurity is a constant threat, and considering how attractive a target a financial firm is, especially if it serves high-net-worth clients, advisors should be prepared for the worst.
Enforcement Roundup: FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley for Failures to Supervise Advisor Program
In other action, Massachusetts charges couple with fraud in real estate ventures.
Raymond James Sees Growth in RIA Unit; Adds Social Media, ETF Offerings
Relaunched and reinvigorated RIA custody unit has 110 RIA clients with $10 billion in AUM, adds Hearsay Social platform and 120 no-transaction-fee ETFs.
SEC Slaps E*Trade for Unregistered Transactions, Issues Risk Alert
SEC says that brokerage subsidiaries of E*Trade engaged in unregistered sales of micro-cap stocks; also issues Risk Alert reminding BDs of unregistered transaction duties.