Fidelity Finds RIAs Seriously Lag in Marketing, Business Development
The 2014 Fidelity RIA Benchmarking Study shows that many RIA firms need to address marketing and business development strategically.
Merrill Signs Ex-NFL Player to Head San Francisco Complex
Willie Thomas, a former Seattle Seahawk, has 20-plus years in the business and will lead nearly 200 reps.
How to Differentiate Services Across Segmented Client Tiers
You know you should segment your client base into tiers, how exactly do you do so the right way?
Vanguard’s Robo-Offering: Good for Advice, Bad for Advisors
Expert Michael Kitces weighs in on the pros and cons of the industry giant's latest plans.
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: A Road Block
I really like Thomson Reuter’s portfolio management platform, but if an agreement can’t be reached with my custodian, TradePMR, I’ll have some decisions to make.
Morningstar’s iPad App Aimed at ETF, Mutual Fund Investors
New apps, data integration offers more access and information to users.
Investors Say No to FINRA’s CARDS Plan
"Data from this survey reveals that investors have serious concerns about the CARDS proposal and the risks such a system could pose to their privacy," says SIFMA CEO Bentsen.
NASAA Launches Online System for Reg D Filings
Electronic Filing Depository creates an 'efficient, streamlined system for state Form D filing requirements,' says NASAA's Beatty.
How Advisors Can Be the Next Disruptors
Financial advisors needn’t fear the ravages of disruptive technology, Jud Bergman, Spenser Segal and Eric Poirier say.
Wirehouse Advisors Now Lead the Way on Social Media, Putnam Finds
Social media compliance is becoming less of a headache, and more and more firms are seeing their efforts pay off in new assets.