Wealth Firms Adding Indie, Wirehouse Reps
A number of successful advisors are switching channels and broker-dealers at a quick pace in midsummer.
How Advisors Use Liquid Alts: The Business Continuity Issue
Advisors use liquid alternative investments for several reasons, like to reduce portfolio volatility. One of the overlooked reasons involves the health of their own firms.
RIAs’ ETF and Mutual Fund Assets Rose 12% in First Half
Long-term mutual fund and ETF assets under management have hit $1.8 billion, Access Data reported Friday.
Sontag Joins Board of Focus Financial; Bruton In as Lucia Capital CEO
These growing firms aim to add more advisors — and business — from the wirehouses, as well as from independent firms.
Advisors: Don’t Sell Your Practice!
Selling your advisory practice — a move stressed in a ceaseless torrent of industry advice — may be hazardous to your wealth.
Americans Feeling Grim About Their Financial Future
Don’t tell working Americans they’re in the midst of an economic recovery. A Harris poll found some gloomy results.
Beyond Termination Fees: How Advisors Charge Clients to Fire Them
While advisors occasionally charge termination fees, FireMyAdvisor co-founder Dave Dickinson says that’s not the only method advisors use to hold on to unhappy clients.
TD Ameritrade Trading Down, Profits Up: Q2 Earnings
TD Ameritrade quarterly earnings rose 21% from a year ago while trading "went a little south."
This Guy Made Advisors Lose $20 Million Accounts
Many RIA firms dread SEC audits, particularly unscheduled ones, but there’s a new auditor in town who may be looking over your shoulder.
Schwab Profit Up 27%: Q2 Earnings
Schwab reports more than $1 trillion in client assets managed by indie advisors.