Scottrade Said to Be Exploring Sale to TD Ameritrade
There is speculation that the discount broker, which works with about 1,000 RIAs, could be bought by TD Ameritrade.
Client ‘Uberization Anxiety’ Fraying Bonds With Advisors
As clients get used to having needs met immediately through technology, advisors have to rethink how they interact with them.
To Move Your Stuck Firm Forward, First Step Back, Then Sell
When growth slows, focus on one service you provide, and then have everyone “sell” it, using these six steps for an effective sales pitch.
As Cloud Technology Booms, Cybersecurity Often Lags
Ericsson’s Jason Boswell says there is a “lack of transformation of policy keeping up with the pace of change of moving to the cloud.”
Are Big Banks, Financial Firms Ahead of Fintech Startups?
IBM research looks at which financial institutions are embracing blockchain technology and why.
Does Client Philanthropy Pose a Conflict for AUM Advisors?
If your client reduces his assets under management through charitable giving or other means, does that make the flat-fee approach better for advisors?
Ex-NYPD Chief Ray Kelly’s 4-Step Plan to Cybersecurity Preparedness
Kelly’s keynote speech at ALM’s cyberSecure explored the team and planning aspects of cybersecurity for business.
Top Portfolio Products: First Trust, Amplify and Van Eck Introduce ETFs
New ETFs include sector and dividend-paying stock funds as well as municipal bond funds.
Advisors Get More Time for Clients When Outsourcing Investment Management
Northern Trust survey shows financial advisors who use third-party managers have a highly positive view of outsourcing.
The UBS-SigFig Partnership
Executives Rich Steinmeier and Michael Sha describe the thinking behind the deal