Advisor M&A Maintains Record Pace in First Half: DeVoe
The average size of firms involved in M&A increased sharply as banks and PE firms emerged as buyers.
My Personal Fund Screening Process
Using the Fiduciary Scorecard that I created helps me screen in the best mutual funds and ETFs for client portfolios.
Earning Your Clients' Trust: Simple but Not Immediate
Caring for your clients can build trust over time, but you can build your business by being trustworthy.
Recruiting Roundup: Dynasty Adds Group From Lebenthal
Meanwhile, several wirehouse reps help form a new RIA in Cleveland; Betterment adds a CFO and hits $5 billion in AUM.
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.