UBS Adds Merrill Advisor; NPC Recruits 2 Online
Reps move to National Planning Corp. from Ameriprise and LPL via The Advisor Center, an online clearinghouse.
Women-Owned Advisory Firms Need to Play Catch-Up
Between 1997 and 2013, the number of women-owned firms increased by 59%. But most female advisors still work for an existing firm.
9 Financial Firms With Most Improved Reputations
Financial firms’ reputations are regaining traction after the financial crisis, but they have a long way to go, according to Makovsky, an independent communications firm.
Top 20 Most Valuable Brands in the World: 2013
Interbrand, a brand consultancy firm, released its list of the top 100 global brands.
Advisor Group Taps Compliance Chief as CEO to Replace Roth
Erica McGinnis says she won't attempt to fill Larry Roth's shoes and is grateful for his leadership and legacy.
There are two ways to develop a new product: improve upon an existing one or come up with something that’s never been done. Tom Daley’s brainchild, The Advisor Center, vigorously defines the latter.
It's Time for Congress to Ban Forced Arbitration for Investors
The Investor Choice Act would level the playing field for ordinary investors by prohibiting mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements in BD and advisor customer contracts.
Warren Buffett Ups Berkshire’s Wells Fargo Stake
Berkshire’s 8.7% investment in Wells totals almost $20 billion, and the bank's stock is up 26% so far in 2013.
How to Build Client Trust That Lasts
There are no shortcuts to constructing solid relationships.
Personal Brands, Horse Rescue and Tommy Lee Jones: Ameriprise Advisors Sell Online
As the world of big-data technology changes at a lightning pace, it may take a giant company with deep pockets and a sizeable R&D budget to figure out whether online financial sales work.