RIA Growth Secret: ‘Create a Story That Sells Itself’
Firms discuss how moving from the wirehouses to independence brought rapid growth.
Advisor Exam Changes Afoot: IAA’s Chief Lobbyist
IAA's Neil Simon says exam changes are coming for the same reason the DOL fiduciary rule won't languish at OMB: the political pressure is on.
Advisor Compensation: The Value of Investing in Talent
For RIAs, attracting and retaining top talent is more competitive than ever, but it’s also more important than ever.
Janus Readies ETF; Edward Jones Pushes Back Fund Rollouts
Investors can expect a new fixed income fund led by ex-PIMCO chief Bill Gross and equity products from Edward Jones' Bridge Builder brand.
The Case Against Fee Disclosure: Good Idea; Bad Timing
Should RIAs increase fee disclosures to clients? It's a good idea, but considering the brokerage industry's marketing expertise, now may not be the right time.
Raymond James Adds 6 From LPL; Wells Fargo Grabs 5 From Morgan Stanley
Meanwhile, Merrill Lynch recruits a UBS team as wirehouse retention deals expire.
Claiming Social Security; When Clients Go Bad; Fighting Public Corruption: Investment Advisor March Features—Slideshow
While advisors are not required to provide help with Social Security claiming strategies, some experts believe clients who sue their advisors over bad advice could have a case.
Why I Love Advisors
At the TD Ameritrade Institutional conference in January, I participated in a panel session on how advisors can work with the media.
At TD Ameritrade Gathering, Technology, Trusts, Diversity—and Blue Jeans
TD Ameritrade Institutional's annual advisor gathering featured well-received addresses by people like Leon Panetta and Magic Johnson and a last-night party headlined by the Steve Miller Band.
Young Professionals: Demonstrating Initiative Above and Beyond
The concept of initiative, of demonstrating capabilities beyond the formal job description, is often discussed among young professionals.