2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 4: Women and the Aging Advisor
The Broker-Dealers of the Year explore how they bring in younger advisors and female advisors, and how the aging advisor workforce can be reversed.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 3: SEC Imposes Fiduciary Standard on Reps
How would top BDs handle this scenario? "In many ways," says Eric Schwartz of Cambridge, "we're in a fiduciary world already."
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 1: Must BDs Acquire to Grow?
In an age of consolidation, what questions do independent broker-dealer leaders ask when a competitor comes up for sale? And do IBDs really need to acquire to grow their firms? Is there another way?
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 2: Keeping Your Top Producers
How do broker-dealer leaders respond when a top producer asks for a product that the compliance deparment doesn’t like?
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.
Advocates: The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year
The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year are unabashed proponents of the independent BD model and, yes, their own firms.
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.
6 Critical Transformations BDs Must Make: Pershing
Pershing's Broker-Dealer of the Future report says BDs must do these six things or risk falling behind the competition.
Those who tend toward the conservative side of the political spectrum are often forced to defend themselves against charges that they are “against” health care because they don’t approve of government’s involvement.
The More Things Change: The 2013 Broker-Dealers of the Year
This is the 23rd year that Investment Advisor invited producing representatives of IBDs to rate their BDs on 14 specific categories.