New Hire Roundup: FPA Welcomes David Brand Back to the Fold
Also this week, Securities America names a director of practice succession and acquisition and a new member for its recruiting team, while an SEC litigator joins WIlmerHale.
Bogus ‘Advisors’ Blow Lotto Winner’s $168 Million
How do you blow $168 million in just a few short years? Surprisingly, it’s not as hard as you might think.
FPA Announces 2014 President-Elect
FPA 2014 President-Elect Edward Gjertsen is vice president of Mack Investment Securities in Glenview, Ill.
FPA to Honor Elissa Buie, Deena and Harold, Elaine Bedel
This year’s P. Kemp Fain, Jr. award goes to Buie; Heart of Financial Planning honors to Bedel, Katz and Evensky, Kacy Gott and Savvy Ladies
Fiduciary Stumbling Blocks Surface
Several potential stumbling blocks have surfaced in the past couple of months that could stymie—or outright derail—release of fiduciary rules by the SEC and DOL.
CFP Board Announces Rich Rojeck as 2014 Chair-Elect
Rojeck, a managing director with Sagemark Consulting/Lincoln Financial Advisors, says the investing public will "ultimately best be served by an established financial planning profession."
Brokers Willing to Pay Up for Fiduciary Standard: SIFMA
In a clash of studies, SIFMA put the compliance price tag at $8 million, while the Financial Planning Coalition said fiduciary accounts would be more boon than burden for brokers.
An Argument for Study Groups; 2013 TechLeaders Survey: July Investment Advisor—Slideshow
In the July issue of Investment Advisor, we take on succession planning and study groups.
Succession Planning for an Entire Industry: Why Study Groups Are Critical
“We really feel we have the best consultants in the industry as part of the group,” says Xcelsior study group member Mike Anderson.
Is Your Practice Big Enough?
As merger interest rises, it’s more important than ever to know what your advisory practice is—and can be—worth.