Greater Female Representation Pays Off for the Financial Services Industry
We’re in a relationship business and women are good at relationships; so it should come as no surprise that, when given the opportunity, women succeed at all levels of the financial services industry.
New Hire Roundup: Bowen Is Acting Chair at SIPC; Pologe Goes to Genworth
This week in new hires, Genworth welcomed David Pologe and David Ford joined Securities America.
Gahler Investment Group, David Ford Join Securities America
Securities America announced Tuesday that it has recruited three new advisors to its ranks from Investment Centers of America.
Top 7 TV Advertising Slogans by Financial Firms
As John Houseman intoned in the iconic TV commercials, Smith Barney earns its money, albeit now as a Morgan Stanley underling. No one can really listen when E.F. Hutton speaks any longer, since they've been subsumed. AdvisorOne rounds up a collection of its favorite ads.
New Hire Roundup: Oliner, Kleinke Join AEI; Bozek Advances at Prudential
This week in new hires, Stephen Oliner and JD Kleinke went to AEI; Joan Bozek was promoted at Prudential Retirement; Steven McKay and Joseph Kaplan went to Putnam Investments.
Holiday Sales Estimates Revised Up
Thanks to the happy circumstance of a legal holiday the day after Christmas, retailers are hoping that Monday will turn out to contribute to record holiday sales for 2011.
A Warren Buffett ETF?
We know that financial product developers have thought about introducing a “Warren Buffett ETF,” not because the investing public really needs it, but because there’s no shortage of dubious ideas. Interestingly, though, financial marketers might not have to invent a Buffett ETF because one already exists.
DeVoe Departs Schwab to Form Advisor M&A Consulting Firm
Will provide strategic consulting and valuations, and arrange financing for mergers and acquisitions for advisors.
New Hire Roundup: Reinhart Joins Wealthcare Capital, Bowden Goes to SEC
This week in new hires, Len Reinhart joined Wealthcare Capital’s board, Andrew J. Bowden was appointed the SEC’s new associate director of advisor exams, and the Senate confirmed Luis Aguilar and Daniel Gallagher as SEC commissioners.
Back in 1976, while other teenagers had started obsessing over the newest style of music, punk rock, 16-year-old Louis M. Ricciardi was grooming himself to be a financial advisor. Hipping classmates to the Rule of 72, he was touting the benefits of investing at a young age.