Recruiting Roundup: LPL Affiliated Reps Jump to Focus Financial, Form $600M RIA
Meanwhile, the Harvest Group breaks away from UBS with about $300 million in assets; more
Merrill Lynch to Enter Robo-Advice Race
Merrill Edge plans to introduce a robo-advice offering later this year that combines online investing technology with human advisors.
Raymond James Hosting Women’s Symposium in New Venue
Raymond James’ 22nd annual Women’s Symposium has outgrown its traditional St. Petersburg venue and is moving to Orlando this year.
You Aren’t Paranoid, Hackers Really Are Out to Get You
Here are five steps you can take now to protect you and your clients, says John Blood, CEO of Efficient Advisors.
Fiduciary Compliance Requires More Than a Tech ‘Band-Aid’: Orion’s Clarke
Orion Advisor Services CEO says advisors should determine how the DOL rule impacts their business before buying technology widgets that promise compliance.
Morningstar Launches 27 Indexes to Meet ESG Investing Appetite
The indexes include global and local companies based on their ethical performance and other measures tied to sustainability, the research firm says.
Big Data, E-Advisors Driving Advisor Tech: Bruckenstein
At the Junxure Advisor Conference, Joel Bruckenstein, publisher of Technology Tools for Today, gave advisors his outlook on the fintech industry.
Galvin Rips Morgan Stanley for Fostering ‘Dishonest Conduct’ With Sales Contests
William Galvin of Massachusetts said Morgan’s sales contests tied to securities-based loans encouraged “dishonest and unethical conduct.”
How an Acquisition Brought Better Tech to Bronfman E.L. Rothschild
When the Rockville, Maryland-based firm acquired Highline Wealth Management in 2015, choosing a technology system was an important point of discussion.
Data Security Best Practices for Financial Advisors
An advisory firm’s concern about data security is like a pledge: “We will do everything we can to protect our clients and our firm.”