Harmonization Headache: Thornier Than Fiduciary?
The debate over the outcome of the SEC's fiduciary rule is bringing to light what could turn out to be an even more contentious issue: whether such a rule will include harmonizing advisor and broker rules.
Schwab CEO Shows Some Love for RIAs: Weekend Interview
Walt Bettinger on how he values RIAs, helping advisors with changing client demographics and an aging workforce, and why he “cringes” at the growth of target-date funds.
Advisors, Investors Confident About Future: Schwab
RIAs are more confident and optimistic about their businesses for the future, according to Schwab Advisor Services.
Schwab’s Leaders Talk of ‘Never Greater’ Opportunities for RIAs
From the Explore conference, Walt Bettinger and Bernie Clark provide updates on programs for advisors and their new ad campaign, Own Your Tomorrow.
Schwab’s Clark to SEC: Don’t Link Fiduciary and Harmonization
As the SEC continues to gather data for a fiduciary rule, Bernie Clark of Schwab Advisor Services says Schwab’s mission is to ensure that a fiduciary rule is not coupled with harmonization of broker and advisor rules.
Advisors, Start Preparing Now for the Post-Boomer World
After years of baby boomer-this and baby boomer-that, urgent attention is now being directed at next-generation wealth accumulators—and how best to serve their needs.
The 2013 IA 25 Slideshow: CEOs
As the leaders of major firms in the industry, these people could be fairly called the epicenter of influence.
Bernie Clark: The 2013 IA 25 Extended Profile
Clark has shown quiet but confident leadership not merely in growing Schwab’s custody unit, but in addressing many of advisors' most trying issues.
The 2013 IA 25 Special Report
With the 2013 IA 25, our 13th annual list of the most influential individuals in and around the advisor business, we decided to do something different.
Crossing Paths: The 2013 IA 25
With Investment Advisor's 11th annual list of the most influential individuals in and around the advisor business, we decided to do something different.