Ex-Ameriprise Rep Opens TrestleBridge, Affiliates With LPL
Meanwhile, LPL-affiliated Washington Wealth rolls out platform for advisors who want to work remotely.
REIT Restitution, Round 2: 5 Indie BDs Pay Another $10.7M in Massachusetts
William Galvin's crackdown expands beyond non-traded REITs.
New Hire Roundup: Dana McLaughlin Joins Beirne Wealth Consulting
This week in new hires, CLA Wealth Advisors added George Hostal, and Hartford Funds brought in Shaun McDonald and Dylan White.
What’s ‘Fee Only’? CFP Board and NAPFA Diverge
Is 2% ownership of a BD really so "insubstantial"? The CFP Board and NAPFA take different tacks on issue flowing from the Alan Goldfarb case.
BDCs, Maligned by Regulators, Find a Champion
Despite recent warnings, Michael Forman of Franklin Square makes a strong argument for including business development companies in a portfolio.
The Successful Retirement Plan Advisor, Pt. 5—Profile in Success—Voyage Financial Group
Voyage Financial Partners has followed its unique business strategy with discipline and focus--working with middle-income workers at Fortune 1000 companies--and achieved significant success along the way, but not by accident.
A CFP’s Mission: Educate and Empower Clients
Growing up with five rambunctious older brothers and five frisky sisters is good enough reason why Cheryl Young excels at martial arts.
RIA Affiliate of LPL Adds 45 Advisors in Q2
Independent Financial Partners now has close to 500 advisors, including new independent reps from Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and other firms.
Busy Agenda for FPA, Starting With Membership Drop
I recently sat down with two leaders of the Financial Planning Association—Marv Tuttle, executive director and CEO, and Paul Auslander, FPA’s president—to talk about the top issues facing advisors.
Richard Lampen: The 2012 IA 25 Extended Profile
A person could be forgiven for not immediately connecting Ladenburg Thalmann to the independent space; the firm’s sea change in strategy occurred only a few years ago, after all.