Announcing the 2014 Investment Advisor Broker-Dealers of the Year
In 24th annual voting by their own independent BD reps, Prospera Financial, Questar Capital, The Investment Center and Cambridge Investment Research lead the pack.
Amy Webber, Cambridge’s Optimist: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
“Starting with the fact that we can’t control things like the market and economy or regulation, I’m wildly optimistic about our industry,” Webber said.
The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
Survival Strategies for IBDs
What will the industry look like 10 years from now? What it will take for advisors and broker-dealers to survive that long?
Top BD Execs Predict What Industry Will Look Like in 10 Years
Tony Batman and Amy Webber look at what strategies will succeed and fail, and how advisors can survive.
FSI Celebrates 10th Anniversary ‘Where the Action Is’
Business consultant John Spence kicked off FSI OneVoice with a blizzard of advice for the nearly 800 IBD attendees.
Schorsch Snaps Up J.P. Turner as Buying Spree Continues
But being both a broker-dealer and a product distributor can be a "hot potato," says IBD recruiter Jonathan Henschen.
New Hire Roundup: FSI Names Valerie Brown, Others to Key Posts
Execs of Cetera, Raymond James, Cambridge and First Allied will take key roles at FSI. Meanwhile, a Vanguard fund manager resigns.
Finding an Indie Business Model Right for You
During ThinkAdvisor’s Going Independent virtual conference, Alan Harter and other panelists described how the right partners can make the transition easier and more profitable.
4 Things Advisors Should Never Say to Clients
Writer Emily Guy Birken, the daughter of a CFP, considers four red flags her father warned her about.