It’s Time to Fix the CFP Mark’s Continuing Education System
The continuing ed requirements to maintain the certified financial planner designation are an irrelevant burden. So how to fix it?
Recruiting Roundup: $400M Merrill Broker Goes Indie With Dynasty
Meanwhile, LPL brings five advisors onto its brokerage platform in Ohio; SagePoint adds affiliated reps with $500 million.
4 Catalysts of Coming Breakaway Surge: TDAI
Scott Collins, who heads advisor transitions at TDAI, thinks more indie and wirehouse advisors will be moving into the RIA space by end of 2016.
Career Swap: Why 7 Advisors Left These 7 Professions
There are “many more career changers than undergraduates” enrolled in CFP programs, says Joseph Maugeri of the CFP Board.
Being a Fiduciary Is a Long-term Investment
Will moving from a registered rep model to a fiduciary RIA significantly boost your business? You’re asking the wrong question.
LPL Expects to Launch Robo-Advisor This Year
LPL is also casting a wide net to attract advisors, including those who want to simultaneously sell their business.
The Breakaway Push Is Sputtering Out
The independent channel is losing allure as a new wave of brokers looks for big deals, recruiter Mark Elzweig writes.
No, DOL Fiduciary Rule Not Driving Advisors Away From Firms: Brian Hamburger
The market for breakaway advisors “has never been more ripe,” but that’s not due to the DOL fiduciary proposal, says MarketCounsel's Brian Hamburger.
Are You a Salesperson or an Advisor?
The better we serve our clients, the more referrals we will receive, which leads to business longevity.
The Bright Side of Investor Distrust
If, as a recent poll found, investors are "scared" of working with advisors, that might be a good sign.