RIAs Are Least Dependent on Value-Add Support: Survey
The fastest growing segment of the financial advisor market is also the segment least dependent on outside support from asset managers, insurance companies and BDs.
3 Hidden Broker-Dealer Profit Centers Exposed
There's nothing wrong with broker-dealers being profitable, but how those profits are obtained could use a good dose of disclosure, BD recruiter Jon Henschen writes.
FSI Taps Cetera, First Allied Exec as Vice Chairman
Adam Antoniades takes on a new role at FSI, while Richard Lampen of Ladenburg Thalmann gets a new title as well.
Ladenburg Thalmann Buys Insurance Brokerage Highland for $42M
The acquisition of Highland gives Ladenburg's independent advisors greater access to insurance solutions for clients.
4 Business-Friendly Options for Providing Clients With Health Care, LTC Services
Aging clients are challenging traditional advisory business models. Here’s how to better serve those clients while building a business that embraces technological and demographic developments.
Top 10 Retirement Income Providers in Thought Leadership
Retirement income providers that demonstrate their leadership position and help advisors manage and invest for income will have a leg up on the competition, according to a study by Cogent Research.
Universal Life Insurance Premiums May Rise Under NAIC Approach
An approach adopted by a National Association of Insurance Commissioners group would require insurance companies to adjust asset reserve levels associated with UL insurance products, and any increases in the requisite reserves would likely result in a corresponding rise in premium levels.
Special Needs Clients Offer Special Challenges
Planners with clients who have special needs family members may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the complexities of providing for their future. Or they may make errors in provisions designed to protect a special needs client that can cost the family—and the planner, too—down the road.