LLC or C Corp? The Tax Implications for Advisors
A quick report on how changing my RIA practice's legal status had a big effect on my after-tax income.
HighTower Launches Third Leg of Advisor Platform: The Alliance
Gavion, a $20 billion investment consulting firm to institutions, will be building its own HighTower-like partnership in the South for “corner office” fee-based advisors.
Raymond James Helps $1.1M Merrill Team Go Indie
Baird adds a branch manager from RBC, and the Retirement Benefits Group welcomes an ex-LPL Financial advisor.
John Lindsey: How Edward Jones ‘Brutalizes’ Breakaway Brokers
When John Lindsey broke away in 2012, Edward Jones sued for $5 million. But Lindsey fought back and is helping other brokers do the same.
Distrust of Big Banks Driving Clients to Indies: Cerulli
"Breakaway brokers" are one reason that RIAs will hold 26% of retail client assets by the end of 2016. But there's more to the story.
Raymond James Grabs $4.2M Advisors; Morgan Stanley Adds $4.5M Teams
Focus Financial and Advisor Center also share the names of independent advisors they've helped switch affiliation.
How Social Media Helps Advisors ‘Seal the Deal’ With Clients
"Goofy pictures" and news on Barbie are just some ways advisors have boosted results using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Securities America Hybrid RIA Platform Adds Sales Director
Hybrid-advisor platform Arbor Point names Jeffrey Schmaltz a sales director; a former Edward Jones rep discusses how to navigate the tough road to independence.
AdvisorHUB’s Impact on Breakaway Broker Trends
The AdvisorHUB wirehouse comp app could be a real disruptor in the broker-dealer recruiting wars.
What’s More Lucrative: Wirehouse Package or Selling Your RIA?
Data from AdvisorHUB suggests wirehouse recruiting deals might well unlock more value than selling an RIA firm.