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.
NASAA’s Advocacy Agenda: Advisor Regulation, Fiduciary Duty, Arbitration
Our agenda calls for Congress to ensure all investors are protected when receiving individualized investment advice. This revolves around two key issues.
Searching for Yield? New ETF Taps U.S. Infrastructure
Yorkville, one of the smaller players in the ETF space, filled a niche that some believe has been neglected: U.S. infrastructure.
ETFs and 401(k)s: The Romance Begins
ETFs have grown enormously over the past 20 years, 401(k) plans have grown over an even longer period, and yet the twain have hardly met. That's about to change.
Frank Talk With Vanguard’s Advisory Chief
Martha King explains how the firm reaches out to advisors—and when it doesn't—and speaks frankly about competition with Schwab, frustration with index providers and more.
Schwab Seeks to Lead in ETF Education
Charles Schwab announced its game-changing commission-free ETF platform to much fanfare on Thursday, but less heralded has been a new ETF education resource launched last year that could help advisors use these ETFs.
Schwab to Buy Dividend Manager ThomasPartners for $85 Million
The deal includes additional payments depending on future growth in ThomasPartners’ assets under management, now worth $2.3 billion.
Schwab, Envestnet Join Forces in Data Integration Deal
Advisors using the solution will see “dramatic gains” in their ability to serve clients and scale businesses more profitably, said Stuart DePina, group president of Envestnet | Tamarac.
Top 7 TV Advertising Slogans by Financial Firms
As John Houseman intoned in the iconic TV commercials, Smith Barney earns its money, albeit now as a Morgan Stanley underling. No one can really listen when E.F. Hutton speaks any longer, since they've been subsumed. AdvisorOne rounds up a collection of its favorite ads.
Philanthropy Focus: Schwab Charitable Reports 76% Jump in Contributions
Schwab donor advised fund’s Laughton says philanthropic trends are looking good: grant-making was up 35% through November 2011 at Schwab Charitable.