Cetera Strikes IPO Investment Deal With JMP, Expands Tech Ties With Broadridge
The group's 9,700 advisors will be able to offer retail clients access to initial public offerings and its financial-institution clients more self-clearing capabilities.
Digital Currency Council Offers On-Site Training for Financial Pros
The recently launched DCC has a new “Enterprise Training” curriculum for legal, accounting and financial services professionals.
Betterment Allies With Fidelity to Launch Betterment Institutional for Advisors
Platform promises robo-advisor tools and efficiency to allow advisors to serve current clients and attract prospects; will be a practice management option for Fidelity RIAs.
Hacked: What to Do When Cybercriminals Hit Your Firm
Cybersecurity is a constant threat, and considering how attractive a target a financial firm is, especially if it serves high-net-worth clients, advisors should be prepared for the worst.
Raymond James Sees Growth in RIA Unit; Adds Social Media, ETF Offerings
Relaunched and reinvigorated RIA custody unit has 110 RIA clients with $10 billion in AUM, adds Hearsay Social platform and 120 no-transaction-fee ETFs.
Coaches Corner: Nixing the Top 4 Excuses for Not Building Systems
Many advisors have great excuses for not implementing standard procedures in their firms, but there are just as many reasons to do so. Here’s how.
Raymond James Highlights Women’s Achievements, Tech Updates
The firm attracts a record number of attendees, including 29 prospective advisors, to its 20th annual event for female reps.
Best Finance Tweets of the Month: September
On Sept. 1, Scotland was weighing self-rule, Derek Jeter was ruling baseball and Bill Gross was reigning over PIMCO. A different era, it was.
9 Creative Ways for Financial Advisors to Acquire Clients
If your client acquisition tactics have become tiring or boring, they’re probably also not working very effectively, either.
The Succession Planning Mirage, and the Alternative
Few advisors have made actual succession plans, but there might be a very good reason for this.