Financial Planners Fight Spending Bill Rider That Kills DOL Rule
The Financial Planning Coalition moves against other industry players who are "aggressively advocating" for a rider that would prohibit DOL from implementing the fiduciary rule.
Schwab Makes New Ad Push as Assets Near $3 Trillion
The new commercials focus on how indie advisors working with the firm serve high-net-worth investors.
The Human Side of Financial Planning: George Kinder Talks About Dick Wagner
“I don’t think that life planning as we or I know it would exist if it weren’t for Dick,” according to George.
The Low-Yield Bond Market Is Back
Advisors face the same challenge today that they faced before the election and two Fed rate hikes: finding income for clients.
Focus Financial to Sell Big Stakes to KKR, Stone Point
The RIA aggregator says it now has some 45 partner firms and is valued at $2 billion.
Why Individual Investors Support Fiduciary Rule: Financial Engines Survey
A survey from the nation's biggest 401(k) advisor found that 93% of Americans want advisors working on retirement accounts to put client interests first.
Dick Wagner and the Need to Understand Clients’ Attitudes About Money
One of Dick’s lifelong interests was the role and meaning that money has in people’s lives, Bob Clark says.
New York RIA Registration Quirks
State investment adviser regulations can vary rather dramatically from state to state. Yet New York's regulatory regime stands out as perhaps the quirkiest.
Set Up to Fail: Bosses Create Problem Employees More Often Than You Think
I can’t tell you how many times an owner-advisor client has come to me about an employee who is “not working out.”
HighTower to Buy $6.4B RIA Aggregator WealthTrust
The larger advisor rollup firm says it added a $75 million credit facility to fund its largest deal to date.