What Advisors Can Learn From 'Conan the Contrarian'
Back in the day when individual investors bought stocks and bonds instead of mutual funds and ETFs, I knew an investment analyst in Seattle who looked at markets in a different way.
Is FINRA the Fox Guarding the Henhouse?
As I’ve written before, I have a grudging respect for the securities industry and its self-regulatory organization, FINRA: If he were alive today, Lex Luthor couldn't do it any better.
Failure Sucks: To Succeed, Embrace Success
In his popular 2007 book, “Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success,” John Maxwell captured what has become a widespread business strategy: embracing failure.
Generation X: Have Advisors Forgotten Them?
Their assets are substantial and growing, but when it comes to protecting those assets, they’re laggards. Enter the wealth manager.
Talent Wars: Lessons From Leading Firms
As part of our recruiting process, we periodically check in with candidates to gauge how they are acclimating to their new position.
How Annuities Will Be Transformed by DOL Fiduciary Rule
After DOL’s rule is adopted this year, advisors will face a very different world when designing or selling annuities.
Is Betterment Advisors’ Friend or Foe?
CEO Jon Stein tells crowd at Inside ETFs that their business is complementary, but institutional players like Schwab should beware.
Will SEC Fiduciary Rule Address ‘Best Execution’ Quandary? Probably Not
While rulemaking would be the best approach, the SEC will continue to address through enforcement advisors' fund share class selection and so-called “best execution” duties.
Recruiting Roundup: Raymond James Grabs $2M Team from Wells Fargo, Davenport
Meanwhile, Merrill Lynch adds a wealth strategist in Miami; Focus Financial draws large RIA in New York.
Schwab, TD Ameritrade Top Estimates on Strong Q4 Asset Gains
Schwab has over $2.5 trillion in assets, while TD Ameritrade has $695 billion.