RIAs Dominate M&A Deals for Second Year Running
“It remains a seller’s market for RIAs, and the industry is in a position of strength,” Schwab's Jonathan Beatty said.
LPL Adds $2B RIA to Custody Platform
Center for Wealth Planning has used the firm’s corporate RIA and broker-dealer for 10 years.
TD Ameritrade Taps Bank CFO to Replace Gerber
Steve Boyle, who has worked for the firm’s affiliate since 1997, will take over in October.
RIA Rolls Out Uber-Like App
The mobile financial planning tool is intended to help clients 24/7 — an anti-robo-advisor of sorts.
Scared Straight: Simple Cybersecurity Measures to Protect Your Firm
Appropriate security processes at the enterprise level are not as ubiquitous as one might think. Here’s why that’s a problem.
IRI: VA Summary Prospectus Rule From SEC May Finally Be Coming
IRI, the annuity trade group, also sees the DOL's fiduciary plan advancing in early April.
Lovell Minnick Sells Mercer Advisors to Genstar
The $6 billion RIA based in Santa Barbara, California, is set to have a new private equity owner.
United Capital’s Duran: Wealth Management Is Dead. Long Live Life Management!
Wall Street is out of step with the public in promising to make people rich—when their real goal is to have rich lives.
Captrust, Pensionmark Partner to Create New RIA
The new jointly owned entity will use Captrust's broker-dealer, back-office support and a sizeable capital investment.
Tax Planning: How Your Clients Can Deduct Your Fees
A look at how, how much and from which accounts your clients can deduct your fees, along with a warning about IRAs.