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?
Going Independent: Several Choices, Several Solutions
Here's how to navigate the numerous options available for a dramatic career shift.
Keeping Track of Client Accounts Efficiently
With a little coding help, when I download client account data from my custodian, all my client accounts now update automatically.
Wells Fargo Indie Group Adds 2 Ex-Morgan Stanley Advisors
The team, which has about $190 million in assets, was with LPL Financial before working for the wirehouse.
RIAs Are Least Dependent on Value-Add Support: Survey
The fastest growing segment of the financial advisor market is also the segment least dependent on outside support from asset managers, insurance companies and BDs.