Is Going Robo the Secret to Growing Your RIA?
As Tina Powell of Beacon Wealth launches SheCapital, an automated service for women, experts discuss how, and whether, to use robo-advice to reach more clients.
Small-Business 401(k)s Follow Large-Plan Trends: Vanguard
Vanguard has released its small-business-focused How America Saves report, which found small 401(k) plans are mirroring trends seen at larger companies.
Are Treasury’s AML Rules for Advisors a Waste of Time?
IAA is looking at FinCEN’s proposed anti-money laundering rules to assess whether the expected benefits justify the compliance costs.
Advisors’ 4 Biggest Concerns: Eaton Vance
Nearly three-quarters of advisors report at least some concern about a near-term increase in interest rates, according to an Eaton Vance survey.
Recruiting Roundup: UBS Nabs 4 Ex-Merrill Reps in Florida
Meanwhile, Raymond James adds a husband-and-wife team in Dallas to its employee channel.
BlackRock Snaps Up FutureAdvisor: Could Wealthfront or Betterment Be Next?
As the fifth-largest robo-advisor is bought, “all eyes are now on Wealthfront and Betterment” as the next acquisition target, advisor techie Bill Winterberg says.
A New Online Platform to Limit Investment Losses
Vest Financial Group now offers investors and advisors a way to hedge downside risks of individual stocks and ETFs via an online platform.
FinCEN Floats Long-Awaited AML Rule for Advisors
Treasury's enforcement unit proposed Tuesday a rule requiring certain advisors to establish anti-money laundering programs and report suspicious activity under the Bank Secrecy Act.
How (Not) to Name Your Advisory Firm
Advisors who want to name a firm after themselves should think twice, says Christopher Norton of marketing firm Blu Giant.
Arthur Levitt: SEC Deadlocked on Fiduciary, Advisors Need DOL Rule
As the Investment Advisers Act turns 75, ex-SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, CFA’s Barbara Roper and more discuss why the industry needs a strong fiduciary standard.