Optimists: The 20th Annual Broker/Dealers of the Year
Our Broker/Dealer of the Year survey has come of age. Twenty years of change, innovation, regulation, boom, bust (and boom again) in the independent...
Editor's Note: What If You Held a Party for 3,000 People and Everyone Showed?
Summer doldrums? Hardly. We were busy all last month collecting beer and bubbly for our dual anniversaries in the September issue. The first marks Investment...
Is Consolidation Finally Here?
In what could be further evidence of consolidation in the independent broker/dealer space--or of the enhanced value that winning Investment Advisor's Broker/Dealer of the Year...
Securian to Acquire Capital Financial Group/H. Beck
In what could be further evidence of consolidation in the independent broker/dealer space--or of the enhanced value that winning Investment Advisor's Broker/Dealer of the Year brings to honorees--another mid-sized independent B/D has been acquired by one of its larger brethren.
Since the leaders of the Investment Advisor Broker/Dealers of the Year last met with the IA editorial team for an intense roundtable, in August 2007,...
Around the Table
It's no surprise that regulation remains the greatest challenge for leaders of the 2007 Investment Advisor Broker/Dealers of the Year, flanked by recruiting, transitioning to...
Leading the Way
The representatives of independent broker/dealers are fiercely independent people who utterly reject the drawbacks (and benefits) of the wirehouse employee broker model. As independent reps,...
A Great Business to Be In
If there was an overriding theme voiced by the leaders of the 2007 Broker/Dealers of the Year in an editorial roundtable discussion in Chicago on...