Does the independent advisory industry really need another study?
More Advisor Exams? Not Under This SEC Budget, Advocates Say
CFP Board, CFA and others say the SEC's pledge to examine more advisors will be tough to fulfill with only a $29 million increase.
Advisors’ Biggest Retirement Blind Spot May Be Their Own
FPA-sponsored study finds most advisors are not properly managing their own business affairs, but younger advisors are bucking the trend.
Why In-Person Advisor Conferences Still Matter: Case in Point, Schwab Impact
There are more ways than ever for advisors to learn from each other, and to support each other, but nothing beats an in-person gathering of the like-minded.
New Hire Roundup: Vanguard Names Davis Head of Fixed Income
In other personnel news, the Brownstone Investment Group hired Matthew Martines, and the Alliance for Investor Education elected new officers.
Bill to Kill Fiduciary Rules by SEC, DOL Heads for House Vote
The Retail Investor Protection Act may even pass the Senate, said an industry official, “especially if it gets strong bipartisan support in the House.”
FPA Announces New Members of National Board for 2014
With new board members including Dan Skiles and Shawn Brayman, diverse backgrounds and business models key for this year's elections.
Michael Branham: Proponent, and Beneficiary, of FPA NexGen
FPA’s president is an unabashed cheerleader for NexGen group’s current reality and future promise.
FPA Addresses CFP Board Controversies, New Ventures
The FPA's leadership spoke about the controversies involving the CFP Board on defining "fee only" and whether the Board should offer CE.
Branham, Schadle (and Brand) Assess Strides Made, Future Goals of FPA
At annual conference, a look at the 'business discipline' that's now in FPA's genetic makeup, along with an update on the group's advocacy efforts.