New Hire Roundup: AIG Advisor Group Names Couch EVP of National Sales
Also in new hires, Atlanta-based Wealth & Pension Services Group has hired James Larson II as head of its new office in South Florida.
The 2014 Broker-Dealer Presidents Poll
Our fifth annual Broker-Dealer Presidents Poll found the leaders of independent broker-dealers are optimistic even though they’re still smarting from the costs of staying compliant.
Funds as SIFIs Would Be ‘Too Burdened to Succeed’: ICI Chief
“It would not take much of a "SIFI premium" to increase the fees of these funds significantly,” says ICI's Paul Schott Stevens.
10 Most Influential Advisors on Social Media: BrightScope
These advisors “are models of how to use social media to grow a successful advisory business and a personal brand in the marketplace,” says BrightScope.
Skip Schweiss, TDA’s Advisor Sage: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Skip Schweiss has worked with advisors for 25 years. He understands their animus toward regulation, but says there’s a much bigger threat on the horizon.
DST’s Gordon: New Clearing Platform to ‘Transform’ Business Model
Gordon, who will head the business, tells ThinkAdvisor that DST will challenge Pershing and National Financial.
Bogus Fees Found at 200 Private Equity Firms: Source
A majority of private-equity firms inflate fees and expenses charged to companies in which they hold stakes, according to an internal SEC review.
12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q4 Earnings, 2013
Some of Wall Street's major players haven't been able to turn their results around, but others are putting their troubles behind them.
UBS, Raymond James Grab $2M Teams From Rivals
Meanwhile, Sapient recruits a rep from RBC in Oregon, a new RIA opens its doors in Minnesota, and an ex-Ameriprise group joins LPL.
New Hire Roundup: Murphy, Fredrickson Move Up at SEC
Meanwhile, Arbor Point Advisors added Jeffrey Schmaltz and Justin Neuberg joined Convergence Investment Partners.