Why the IA 35?
While I’m not a fervent believer in the “Great Man” theory of history, I do believe that individuals make a big difference in the history of the world, of nations and of families.
The 2015 IA 35 for 35
These advisor advocates, investors, politicians and thought leaders have stood out over the past 35 years and will influence financial services for decades to come.
FINRA’s Ketchum Criticizes DOL Fiduciary Plan
FINRA CEO says DOL's safe harbor descriptions are "narrow" for BDs and that the CARDS plan is on hold until security concerns are addressed.
Cetera Rolls Out First Allied’s Pentameter to Entire Network
The platform will assess advisors’ strengths and weaknesses to facilitate targeted growth strategies at Cetera firms.
LPL Earnings Decline but Revenues, Assets Rise
The IBD paid $11 million in regulatory charges for the quarter but expects such costs will decline later in '15.
Why Commissions Are Also Bad for Brokers
Commission-based brokers are the only guys in the hugely successful asset management game who aren’t getting cut in on the gravy train.
Black Financial Advisors Network Launched at Raymond James
A “grass-roots” effort is designed to help recruit more black advisors to Raymond James, and provide support and mentoring to existing advisors.
Raymond James Hits Revenue Milestone as Profits Improve 7% in Fiscal Q2
Total number of advisors in the Private Client Group reached record 6,384, but assets grew faster than headcount.
An Overlooked Benefit of Going Independent: Quality of Life
Freeing up time for a balanced life is invaluable, but too many IBDs send a message to reps that’s not much different than the wirehouses.
Raymond James Keeps Up Social Media Push
The firm says close to two-thirds of reps are up and running on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.