Hedge Funds Shake Financial System More Than Banks During Crises: Study
Hedge funds may intensify systemic risk in a crisis more than previously thought, according to an investment letter from the San Francisco Fed.
OptionsXpress Sued by Life Settlements Group for Naked Short Selling
Life Partners says the options firm, now owned by Schwab, sold $5.5 million in counterfeit shares of its stock.
IBD Woodbury Names Fergesen President, CEO
The new chief has been with the 1,200-advisor group since 1998 and will remain in Oakdale, Minn.
Baird Grabs Wells Fargo Team as FSC Adds Morgan Stanley Reps
The wirehouse groups join an employee-owned firm and an IBD with about $215 million and $300 million in client assets, respectively.
Envestnet’s Strategy Opens Window Into Future of Independent Advice
A discussion with Bill Crager and Stuart DePina of Envestnet shows where independent advisors are going and who their partners will be.
Are Asset Managers Now Too Big to Fail?
Dodd-Frank comes under renewed criticism, including from one of its authors, as some regulators want to declare the likes of BlackRock "systemically important."
2013 Advisor Hall of Fame
Now in its 23rd year, our eagerly awaited benchmark of industry excellence.
Schorsch Open to Buying More Nonpublic Companies
Bringing diverse operations together via RCAP can be a "confusing" story to tell and sell, real estate billionaire Nicholas Schorsch admits to ThinkAdvisor.
Schorsch’s Realty Cap to Buy Summit Financial for $49 Million
Why buy the 300-advisor IBD? "The reasons are fairly simple," Schorsch told ThinkAdvisor.
NEXT Financial Seen as Ripe for Schorsch’s Next Big Buy
An industry expert says the rep-owned IBD could be next in the real-estate magnate’s buying spree.