Schwab’s Bettinger: Results Strong, Momentum Stronger Thanks to Advisors
CEO says “Charles Schwab is so different than it was,” evidenced by nearly half of its assets getting personal advice from advisors.
FPA Steps Up Lobbying Game With First ‘Advocacy Day’
FPA is pushing for a user-fees bill and trying to "establish relationships" with lawmakers.
Finding a Custodian That Fits, Part 2: TradePMR
In the second in our series on the pros and cons of RIA custodians, we take a closer look at TradePMR.
Edelman Names Personal Finance Guru David Bach Vice Chairman
Ric Edelman's firm says it added 4,500 clients last year and is on pace to do the same in 2014.
House Appropriations to Hold Wednesday Vote on SEC Budget
SEC Chairwoman White told lawmakers Obama's $1.7 billion budget would permit the SEC to increase advisor exams.
Finding a Custodian That Fits, Part 1: Interactive Brokers
In the first of a series, I look at Interactive Brokers' platform for RIAs.
Advisory Industry Wants More Exams (and Will Pay for Them, Too)
On IAA's annual lobbying day, the industry has “a very unusual message" for Congress, TD Ameritrade's Skip Schweiss told ThinkAdvisor.
FPA, CalSurance Partner to Offer RIAs Discounted E&O Insurance
“FPA members seeking E&O coverage will save hundreds — potentially thousands — through this new partnership,” FPA says.
How Real Advisors Can Steal the Robo-Advisors’ Advantage
FlexScore, an in-depth financial scoring system, might help financial advisors get the robots to work for them.
SEC Should Shift Existing Funding to Boost Advisor Exams, IAA Says
The advisor advocacy group is “concerned about the potential disadvantages" of third-party exams compared to SEC examinations, says President David Tittsworth.