Kitces to Advisors: Don’t Fear Robos
Technology, not robo-advisors per se, is transforming the advisory business, says industry blogger and wealth manager Michael Kitces.
Ron Carson Completes Move From LPL to Cetera
The wealth management group has over $6.5 billion in assets on its RIA platform and other operations.
HighTower Adds $1B Team in Florida: Recruiting Roundup
The group is moving from Wells Fargo Private Bank; meanwhile Focus Financial says a partner firm has wrapped up a deal.
Free College Tuition Plans Sprout in States as Feds Could Cut Aid
Get ready for potential changes in the college funding arena at the federal and state level, some good and some bad for borrowers.
Only 16% of Advisors Are Women: Cerulli
Cerulli makes the case that increasing women’s representation among advisors brings concrete business advantages.
CFPB Sues Navient, the Largest US Student Loan Servicer
The CFPB charges Navient with illegal practices that pushed borrowers deeper into debt or prevented their participation in income-driven repayment plans.
Schwab, TD Ameritrade Post Strong Q4 Earnings as New Accounts, Assets Soar
Assets in proprietary Schwab ETFs rose more than 50% from last year to $62 billion.
LPL Adds $810M Bank Client
First Interstate Wealth Management has about 40 advisors and 80 offices in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.
Janus Advisor Guide: Beware of Correlations, and Other Investment Tips
Janus Funds’ 2017 Wealth Advisor’s Guide identifies the intended and unintended risks of advisors’ asset allocations in their model portfolios.
Mercer Adds New York RIA; 2 Groups Rejoin SII Investments: Recruiting Roundup
The RIA in the Big Apple has $100 million in assets, while the California and New Jersey advisor groups have a total of $220 million.