Stifel-Sterne Agee Deal Is a Go for $150M
The merged firm should have more than 2,830 advisors and $200 billion in client assets.
Finding Your Client’s Place on the Efficient Frontier
Modern Portfolio Theory plays a role in academic finance, but for Dave Basten of API Funds, MPT plays a unique role in investment practice.
Dynasty Adds $800M Team From Morgan Stanley
Meanwhile, Raymond James grabs teams from Ameriprise and Baird and a rep from Edward Jones.
Stifel Moves to Buy Sterne Agee: Reports
The reported deal means Stifel could soon top 3,000 total advisors and $200 billion in client assets.
FINRA’s 5 Biggest Fine Categories in 2014
FINRA fines more than doubled in 2014 even as the regulator filed fewer cases, according to the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.
If You Can’t Beat Robo-Advisors, Become One
AutoPilot aims to provide advisors with their own private-labeled automated asset management engine to neutralize the robo-advisor threat.
Merrill Lands $1.4B Ex-Morgan Stanley Team, Advisor
Meanwhile, LPL-affiliated Stratos Wealth recruits a former Morgan Stanley team and an ex-Wells Fargo rep.
HD Vest Improves Tax Tool for Advisors
Even advisors who don't do tax returns are using the tool to facilitate conversation with clients, HD Vest's Scott Rawlins says.
Advisor Headcount Falls 5 Years in a Row: Cerulli
While total numbers fell, RIA and hybrid channels added advisors and are expected to keep growing over the next five years, the research firm says.
Raymond James Backtracks on Chargebacks
The firm will cover the cost of mutual fund fee rebates to retirees and charities, rather than having advisors do so.