Experimenting With New Compensation Models
The variety of fee structures is growing, as advisors fine-tune offerings for a changing client base.
Why do RIAs Choose Their Profession?
The ability to grow and the potential for a healthy work-life balance draw many to the RIA industry, Schwab Advisor Services found.
Bruton's Lucia Capital Seals First Deal, Adds $170M in Assets
The group, led by ex-LPL exec Derek Bruton, acquires client assets and two professionals; plans more purchases.
Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire Securities Service Network
As part of its growing network, Ladenburg Thalmann is now acquiring broker-dealer and registered investment advisor Securities Service Network.
LPL Adds $1.2B Team; Wells Fargo Recruits $1.4B Reps
Also, Washington Wealth brings in group from RBC with $830 million in assets, as Morgan Stanley's Graystone attracts Merrill institutional team.
Schwab Adds 65 ETFs to Fee-Free Platform
Investors can now trade more than 180 ETFs online through Schwab with no charge.
Clients Demand More Certifications, So Advisors Seek Them: IMCA
The largest group of CIMA applicants for the first half of 2014 was independent advisors, IMCA CEO Sean Walters and Chairman John Nersesian said.
7 Ways to Avoid Picking a Bad Advisor
If a veteran Wall Street Journal editor covering wealth management gets duped by his advisor, Eric Nelson says, what chance do ordinary investors have?
Schwab, TD Ameritrade Report 3% Monthly Uptick
TD Ameritrade also says it has expanded its online education site for RIAs.
Advisor M&A, the Alpha Way
What separates the best from the rest is of particular concern to advisors seeking to extract value from the practices they've devoted their careers to.