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.
Kitces, Brown Launch Recruiting Site for Indie Advisors
Advisors Michael Kitces and Caleb Brown have launched JobsFP, a recruiting website for independent financial planners.
5 Critical Marketing Questions Financial Advisors Must Ask Themselves
Many advisors spin their wheels when it comes to creating engaging marketing material. Why? Because they aren’t asking the right questions.
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.
Digital Currency Council Offers On-Site Training for Financial Pros
The recently launched DCC has a new “Enterprise Training” curriculum for legal, accounting and financial services professionals.
Betterment Allies With Fidelity to Launch Betterment Institutional for Advisors
Platform promises robo-advisor tools and efficiency to allow advisors to serve current clients and attract prospects; will be a practice management option for Fidelity RIAs.
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.
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.
Coaches Corner: Nixing the Top 4 Excuses for Not Building Systems
Many advisors have great excuses for not implementing standard procedures in their firms, but there are just as many reasons to do so. Here’s how.
Raymond James Highlights Women’s Achievements, Tech Updates
The firm attracts a record number of attendees, including 29 prospective advisors, to its 20th annual event for female reps.