PCAOB Finds Hiccups in BD Audit Switchover
After inspecting five BD audits and finding none met new PCAOB standards, the accounting board urged auditors to ensure they understood the new rules.
Ameriprise Q4 Profits Beat Estimates on Strong Wealth Results
Average advisor fees and commissions were nearly $500,000 in 2014.
Cetera, LPL, Ladenburg Losing Appetite for M&A, Their Execs Say
After long acquisition sprees in recent years, execs from Ladenburg, LPL and Cetera express little interest in more BD deals at FSI OneVoice.
FSI Chair Blasts White House Fiduciary Memo as ‘Offensive’
FSI Chairman and Cetera President Antoniades says the memo's "ignorance" is "frankly offensive"; FSI also says it’s fighting FINRA's CARDS plan.
Morningstar App Brings Office, Advisor Workstation to iPad
Morningstar released a new app for the iPad on Wednesday to complement the desktop versions of Morningstar Office and Advisor Workstation.
Rove, Gibbs: How Advisors Can Distance Themselves From Wall St.
The storied political spinsters offer some imaging advice at FSI — both for advisors and for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
RBC to Buy City National, Boost U.S. Wealth Operations
The U.S. operations of the Canadian bank currently include about 2,000 reps and $280 billion in assets.
Raymond James Grabs $1M Rep From Morgan Stanley in Miami
Meanwhile, Lebenthal Wealth adds a manager and a branch in Michigan.
White House Memo Offers a Peek at DOL Fiduciary Strategy
Two top Obama economic advisors write in an internal memo that DOL should tighten broker rules; they share some details from the long-awaited fiduciary redraft.
More Focused, Less Frequent Marketing Gets Advisors’ Attention
Product providers’ efforts to reach financial advisors may be for naught if they don’t ease up on how often they’re communicating with them.