A Subtle Benefit of Being an Independent Advisor
With no manager expecting higher “production” as you research stocks or bonds, you can actually pick what’s best for those clients.
A Simple Software Decision-Making Process
When adding new technology to your firm, follow these simple steps to move your decision from the emotional to the rational.
When It Comes to Switching Broker-Dealers, Just Do It!
For advisors who have decided to move on with their advisory practices, there are numerous reasons not to dawdle.
Which Broker-Dealers Will Survive? Malcolm Gladwell Offers Some Answers
The broker-dealer Inverted U Curve and which BDs offer reps the sweet spot for overall satisfaction, and retention of the best advisors.
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.