Top-Performing Firms Have Raised Fees: Tibergien
If you can demonstrate value to your clients, says Pershing Advisor Solutions CEO, then you can charge fees for services, not just on AUM.
Should the FPA Get Behind the CFP Board, or Go It Alone?
The FPA appears to be at a crossroads in its history, having to decide between two paths for its future.
TD Ameritrade Reports Record Earnings for 2014; Advisor Business ‘Firing on All Cylinders’
TD Ameritrade execs talk to ThinkAdvisor about their earnings, how the firm lures wirehouse brokers and what they think of Schwab's new robo-platform.
Schwab to Unleash No-Fee Robo-Giant
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios for retail investors with as little as $5,000 are set to come early next year, followed by an RIA version.
How to Start Your Own RIA Firm
In my previous article on the affiliation options that an advisor has, I led you to the point of deciding whether you wanted to be an employee advisor, an independent contractor advisor or your own registered investment advisor.
The Broker-Dealer as Custodian: Raymond James
Once upon a time, you could draw a bright line between an independent broker-dealer rep and an RIA, between an IBD and an RIA custodian.
Focus Financial Strikes 6 Merger Deals for Partners
One advisor acquisition came about through a discussion about succession planning, an executive says.
United Capital Acquires FlexScore Creators Valley Wealth
United Capital said Thursday that it has acquired Valley Wealth, an RIA based in California, that has $320 million in AUM.
Selling Your Advisory Practice? It Might Be Worth Less Than You Think
Advisors trying to sell their practices "are overly optimistic about the enterprise value of their businesses," Cerulli says.
Former PIMCO Parent Pacific Life Moves Accounts to Janus
Pacific Life is moving some money to Bill Gross’ new firm, Janus, which said the decision pre-dated Gross’ exit.