Herbers: Why Advisors’ Profits Are Falling
Despite rising revenue, profitability is falling because advisory firms are “spending money where they shouldn’t,” says Angie Herbers.
Top Portfolio Products: Franklin Templeton Introduces Flexible Global Bond Fund
The fund can invest in global debt obligations of any credit quality, maturity or duration, including derivatives.
AMG Wealth Partners Buys Big Stake in myCIO
The new partnership with AMG Wealth Partners will allow myCIO to expand its capabilities to a broader client base.
Top Portfolio Products: Schwab Adds Commission-Free ETFs
Tortoise rolls out a North American pipeline fund; Compass launches volatility-weighted ETFs.
Wells Fargo Grabs Morgan Stanley, Merrill Reps as Raymond James Nabs UBS Team
The four new Wells Fargo advisors come on board with some $900 million in assets; the new RJ group has some $300 million.
Has Deborah Fox Cracked the Millennial Code?
The Fox Financial Planning Network CEO says she offers a solution to how independent advisors can retain client assets from one generation to the next.
5 Challenges Advisors Need to Conquer in Next 10 Years
“Generally, things are pretty good for advisors” right now, Sanjiv Mirchandani of Fidelity says. But the industry's growth picture is more nuanced than it seems.
Stifel Agrees to Buy Barclays’ U.S. Wealth Management Unit
The deal should add some 180 advisors to the company, which recently bought Sterne Agee.
New Hire Roundup: SEC Names Grim Director of Investment Management
Meanwhile, Merrill has created a retirement income and investment team and a Mercatus fellow has been named chief economist for House Financial Services.
New Hire Roundup: Killgoar to Head Strategy, Consulting at Raymond James' FID
Meanwhile, Wilmington Trust has named Fredrik Berg vice president of sales for its global capital markets team in Europe.