Taking the Indie Leap; Rethinking REITs: June Research Features—Slideshow
For advisors, going independent requires not just careful cost-benefit analysis but also a focus on their clients' confidence—and their own. Ellen Uzelac's cover story in the June issue of Research magazine probes what's involved in making such a leap of faith, and looks at advisors who have done it. In...
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.
Where Edward Jones Is Tapping Talent
The brokerage has revamped its recruiting strategy—with dramatic results.
Edward Jones Continues Its March to Train Veterans as Advisors
As it celebrates the two-year anniversary of its FORCES program, Edward Jones was also recently named a 2014 Most Valuable Employer for Military by CivilianJobs.com.
Honoring Advisors Who Serve(d): Memorial Day, 2014
On Memorial Day, ThinkAdvisor continues our tradition of honoring advisors and their partners who served in the U.S. armed forces and sharing their stories.
FINRA’s ‘Total Warfare’ Against Brokers in Arbitration
Breakaway brokers and pros across the financial industry cite biased panelists, missing hearing records and a 93% win rate for brokerages.
Vast Ignorance About 529 College Plans: Edward Jones
College costs are going up, but the awareness level of savings tools is not keeping pace, a national survey finds.
Merrill Nabs 2 Advisors, Wells Adds 5
The new Merrill team has $3 billion in assets, while each of Wells Fargo’s latest recruits produces more than $1 million in yearly fees and commissions.
New Hire Roundup: Mercer Investments Adds 4
Also in personnel moves, Cathy Clauson joins AssetMark, and Tonnie Wybensinger joins the Financial Services Roundtable.
Best Full-Service Investment Firms Ranked by Investors: J.D. Power — 2014
Overall satisfaction rose, but the four wirehouses rank below the industry average.