Dear Breakaway Broker: Know Your Employment Agreement(s)
Whether you’re a rep, an RIA or an advisor employer, it’s wise to understand the legal issues around employment.
Matt Sonnen, Wealth Management Vet, Opens PFI Advisors
The new consultancy serves breakaway financial advisory teams and expanding RIAs.
RCS Capital Reveals Latest Saviors; Lightyear-AIG Deal Talk Grows
Two PE firms and Eaton Vance are allowing RCAP to forgo debt payments; meanwhile, recruiter says "lawyers are working" on Lightyear's AIG Advisor Group deal.
Going Indie? Choose Your Tech Tools Wisely
As a newly independent advisor picking tech tools, I felt like a kid in a candy store. But it’s important to build slowly and prioritize.
A Boon of Independence: Choosing Your Technology—Cost and Time
When considering what technology tools you should have in your practice, start with the services you offer clients, then consider the cost and time factors.
Tracking Your Advisory Firm’s Vitals
How to track your firm's current business metrics to better plan for 2016.
5 Simple Questions to Ask as an Advisory Firm CEO
To work on your business rather than in, start by asking these five questions, then go deeper into specific areas where you need clarification.
Indie HD Vest Bought by Blucora, Maker of TaxACT, for $580M
The online tax prep firm, formerly known as InfoSpace, hopes to boost business by aligning with the accountant-heavy independent BD, which has about 4,500 reps.
25% of Wirehouse Advisors Expected to Go Indie by 2019: Cerulli
A majority of wirehouse advisors' retention contracts will expire by 2019 — but where will they go?
Groundhog Day: Do You Really Want to Justify Your Fees Again and Again?
History teaches us about advisors charging an AUM fee. Feel like re-closing all your clients every year?