Top Portfolio Products: Schwab Adds Commission-Free ETFs
There are more choices than ever for investing overseas, from ETFs that hedge currency exposure to funds that focus on sustainability. Check out this week's debuts.
Plan Sponsors Looking for New Advisors Despite Record Satisfaction: Fidelity
Fidelity's Sponsor Attitudes survey found satisfaction and perceived value at record levels, but retirement plan sponsors are still looking for a new advisor.
Coming Soon to RIAs: More Sales Calls From Asset Managers
More than 6 in 10 asset managers have a sales force dedicated to RIAs, up from less than half last year, reported kasina.
Recruiting Roundup: $3 Billion Merrill Team Goes Indie
The advisors form Corient Capital and partner with Dynasty Financial Partners in Southern California.
How Fiduciary Rule Will Change Advisor Business: AIG Advisor Group Panel
FSI's Dale Brown joined other experts at the ConnectED conference in San Antonio to address the practicalities of DOL's fiduciary rule.
AIG Advisor Group Is ‘Island of Stability’ in BD Space: Exec
A number of broker-dealers are hitting potholes, but “this is our best recruiting year in seven years,” said SagePoint CEO Jeff Auld.
Most Advisors Use Smart Beta, Whether They Know It or Not: Russell
“Defining ‘smart beta’ ... continues to be a point of confusion for financial advisors,” says a Russell report with several illuminating findings.
The Changing Demographics of Advisors
If the American population is growing older, as it is, and more diverse, as it is, then is the advisor population changing as well?
Into the (Unknown) Future
A Danish proverb holds that “it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future,” and yet day in and day out advisors must plan for an unknowable future.
The Age-Old Dilemma of Old Age
One of my first jobs involved writing obituaries and reading them on the air for a small-time radio station in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.