RIA Growth at LPL
The biggest independent broker/dealer is growing rapidly in another way: as a custodian for advisors that use LPL Financial as the custodian for their RIA...
Catching Up With...Gary Gallagher
Gary Gallagher jokes that while he recently was given a new title that's longer than the old one he held at LPL Financial, "that doesn't...
LPL's Hybrid RIA Platform passes the billion-dollar mark
LPL Financial, the nation's largest independent broker/dealer, announced Feb. 19 that the Hybrid RIA platform it introduced last October had reached more than $1.3 billion in assets under management in its first three months of operation.
Fidelity Introduces 'HybridOne' as Competition Heats Up
Fidelity Investments has said that its registered investment advisor (RIA) custody business, Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services, and its correspondent broker/dealer business, National Financial, have jointly...
Power of the Platform
Schwab, Fidelity, and Pershing have a new competitor, now that LPL Financial has taken what many consider to be the next logical step as the...
LPL Makes New RIA, Hybrid-FA Push
LPL Financial says it plans to introduce an integrated advisor solution platform, supporting independent Registered Investment Advisors (or RIAs) as well as hybrid ( or dually registered ) financial
Give Them What They Want
Brian Stimpfl has no delusions that TD Ameritrade can provide every possible technology solution to all of its customers. On the other hand, Stimpfl knows...
Fidelity to Offer CRM, Financial Planning Applications
Advisors affiliated with Fidelity Registered Investment Advisor Group will have customized versions of two popular applications available to them in the fourth quarter: Oracle's Siebel customer relationship management offering, and EISI's NaviPlan Central.
Now and Then
When it comes to plowing through the complexities that are associated with retirement planning, advisors need all the help they can get. Not only do...
Customer service--true customer service such as returning phone calls in a timely manner or simply being polite and thoughtful or providing innovative solutions to problems--is...