If You Can Commoditize Asset Management, Will Advisors Be Next?
Scott MacKillop's First Ascent's fee structure could be a game-changer for TAMPs. Can it apply to advisor fees as well?
Snow Cone Success Lessons for Advisors
Trying to improve profitability at my first business taught me growth lessons advisor-owners should heed.
Will DOL Fiduciary Rule Drive RIAs to — or From — BDs?
Broker-dealers have an opportunity to ease RIAs’ compliance burden brought by the DOL fiduciary rule, the 2016 Broker-Dealers of the Year say.
Banks, Credit Unions Lose More Than $8M per Departing Rep: LPL Study
“Doesn’t it make sense to spend some of that money to keep the advisors, before it walks out the door with them?” the authors asked.
Financial Advice and the Age of BS
What is up with the continuing attacks on AUM compensation by the proponents of a flat earth, ah, I mean, flat fees?
David Grau Sr.’s Top 20 Tips for Buying, Selling a Practice
David Grau Sr., co-founder of FP Transitions, tells ThinkAdvisor how advisors can sell for maximum value or buy on the best terms.
When Clients’ Mental Capacity Diminishes: An Advisor’s Role
Here are the signs of dementia and other forms of cognitive decline, and how advisors can help the client and her family while protecting themselves.
Will Smith’s 8 Life Lessons for Advisors
The movie star told LPL Financial reps how he became and remains a global superstar.
Morgan Stanley Group Breaks Away to Partner With Rival
Six veteran reps left the wirehouse to own their practice and affiliate with Wells Fargo FiNet.
A DOL Fiduciary Rule Compliance Checklist
Here’s a pithy, practical six-point checklist to help advisors of all stripes comply with the DOL rule.