RIA Growth Secret: ‘Create a Story That Sells Itself’
Firms discuss how moving from the wirehouses to independence brought rapid growth.
Advisor Headcount Falls 5 Years in a Row: Cerulli
While total numbers fell, RIA and hybrid channels added advisors and are expected to keep growing over the next five years, the research firm says.
Asset Managers ‘No Longer Playing Defense’: Cerulli
Firms are solidly out of financial crisis mode and are looking to hire sales staff and develop new products, Cerulli finds.
Sustainable Investment Assets Grew by 76% From 2012 to 2014
A foundation’s research looked at 480 U.S. institutional investors, 308 money managers and 880 investment institutions that applied SRI strategies.
Use of TDFs Surges in 401(k)s
The use of TDFs in 401(k) plans has risen considerably from 2006-2012, according to a new study from BrightScope and ICI.
Selling Your Advisory Practice? It Might Be Worth Less Than You Think
Advisors trying to sell their practices "are overly optimistic about the enterprise value of their businesses," Cerulli says.
End the ChFC vs. CFP War: An Open Letter to American College CEO Bob Johnson
The American College should reposition itself to support the emerging need for deeper post-CFP specializations and niche educational programs for financial advisors.
Yet Another Reason Why Internal Successions Are Best
Advisors are counting on an external sale (eventually) to fund their retirement, but in our experience the best exit strategy is an internal succession plan.
Morgan Stanley Sees Bank Programs as Key to Growth: Porat
The firm's CFO says managed accounts and lending should help it boost results going forward.
Financial Firms Target Investors' $3.4 Trillion Cash Holdings: Cerulli
New research from Cerulli Associates finds there is still high interest in traditional banking services over alternative and other investments.