Could FPA’s Waning Power Lead to Its Untimely Demise?
Its membership has shrunk even as the number of CFP certificants has risen. The FPA is at a crossroads.
82% of RIAs Expect Boost in M&A Deals: TD Ameritrade Survey
Yet only 8% say they really expect to complete tuck-ins of advisor teams this year.
LPL Q3 Earnings Meet Lowered Estimates as Profits Fall 12%
Average production per advisor drops from Q2, but assets tied to RIA relationships strengthen.
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 has minimum of $5,000; will roll out early next year, followed by an RIA version.
How to Start Your Own RIA Firm
So you want to be an RIA? Here are the business and legal considerations to address before hanging up your shingle.
The Rainmaker’s Reign Is Over
Firms that rely on one or two rainmakers will find themselves struggling to keep up. It's time for a new strategy.
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.