SS&C Buys Advent Software for $2.7 Billion
Growth in the RIA space is a key motivator of the deal, says Advent CEO Pete Hess.
BDs’ Cybersecurity Stronger Than Advisors’: SEC, FINRA Reports
Both the SEC and FINRA will "likely bring enforcement actions if firms’ policies and procedures are found to be deficient,” warns Sutherland's Brian Rubin.
Industry, Media Fail to Promote Minority Advisors' Success, Ex-Advisor Charges
The profession hasn’t done a good enough job of profiling successful African-American advisors and showcasing their success, says former NFL player turned advisor Lee Jenkins.
Fidelity’s eMoney Deal Will Help It Compete With Robo-Advisors: Kitces
The personal financial management software could offer a "potential treasure trove" of insights to Fidelity, Michael Kitces says.
DIY Investing on a Growth Tear
Self-directed investment is growing much faster than the rest of the market, and online platforms' user bases are getting more diverse, a Scivantage study found.
IRS International Data Exchange Service Open for FATCA Filings
The IRS announced in January that IDES is open for enrollment, and that financial institutions and host country tax authorities can use it to securely send reports on financial accounts held by Americans to the IRS under FATCA.
Tax Season 2014: Your Quick List of Best Practices
The 2014 tax season is now here, and this could be the busiest time of year for many advisors.
10 Reasons My Closing Ratio Tops 90%
How our firm's sales process went from dismal to dynamic.
How to Survive Today’s SEC Exams: Giachetti
One major issue: on cybersecurity, the SEC is “putting the onus on you,” the noted securities lawyer warned RIAs.
10 Super Bowl TV Ads to Watch For
With 110 million viewers expected to Watch Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, the best marketers in the world are pulling out all the stops.